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A PEEK AT FLOWER DRUM SONG

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by haineshisway, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Message #121 of 139 Jul 31, 2019
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    haineshisway

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    And yet, Mr. Hwang wasn't incensed that Miss Umeki played her character - funny that. And you can't have it all ways from Tuesday. If you're incensed about her casting then it follows you must be incensed about Ms. Salonga, Mr. Chakiris, Ms. Wood, Mr. Brynner... Mr. Hwang was asked to rewrite it, and he took a different road, which was what he felt like doing. The original took its road - to be a - now, wait for it - popular musical comedy of its era. And it was. And it ran FAR longer than Mr. Hwang's more serious version, although there were many criticisms that HE was making it stereotypical, too, just in a different way. But clearly you have your sense of what's what and I, and others, have ours and are able to understand the context of when the show was written and when it takes place and the novel it's based upon. As Mr. Hammerstein said so very well in another show: We've gone about as fer as we can go.
     
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    Bruce, I noticed that the soundtrack cd released on Verve about 20 years ago is out of print now and fetching between $25 and $100 on Amazon. Any chance Kritzerland would be interested and/or able to re-issue it?

    The OBC and the redux both remain in print but it’s a shame the soundtrack isn’t.
     
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    And the soundtrack LP was one of my most frequently played musicals as a pre-teen.
     
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    The Broadway cast recording was one of my first stereo records. I still play it and love the scratch I put into it.

    I recorded the film soundtrack from the 4-track magnetic mixed into 2 channels when it played the theatre I worked at.
     
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    I wish! Universal has been impossible for us - but I'm hoping that might change. I'd love to put it out.
     
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    I do hope it changes. You do such an excellent job with past releases and the extras on your CD releases are wonderful.
     
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    Great to hear perhaps this is how they are going to release the Blu ray edition the CinemaScope version of Oklahoma! on Blu ray starts with the Samuel Goldwyn logo!
     
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    Me too!
     
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    Mine too along with 'Allegro'; 'State Fair'; 'Cinderella'; 'Pipe Dream' &'Me and Juliet'. Flower Drum Song was R&H's greatest musical comedy so I am guilty of heresy as well!!
     
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    Yes I would like to see a remastered colorized version of the Julie Andrews 'Cinderella' one of their greatest scores
     
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    They did indeed the ones they liked they used more than once Juanita Hall, Julie Andrews, Mary Martin, Shirley Jones ,Gordon MacRae etc
     
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    Although Mary Martin was 46 years old when she created the role of Maria on stage in 1959.
     
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    Actually, the FLOWER DRUM SONG movie soundtrack album may not belong to Universal anymore. It was a Rodgers and Hammerstein Records, Inc., production that was leased to Decca initially. Maybe the Decca lease isn't up yet, I don't know, but I do know it's like the 1959 THE SOUND OF MUSIC OC album. The lease to Columbia is up, and the R&H group is putting it out itself through their Concord/Craft Recordings.

    https://craftrecordings.com/thesoundofmusic-60thanniversary/

    --JVS
     
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    No, you wouldn't. Only a kinescope exists of it, and those are low quality results of placing a camera in front of a broadcast. There's a reason why they've only done colorizing on filmed productions, and that is because the resolution of film is lightyears better so there's much more information to work with. It's why you've seen colorized TV shows of Dick Van Dyke, I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners -- all shot on film -- and not much else from television.
     
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    Actually, the Pat Boone State Fair was issued on Blu ray by Twilight Time (I have it). Apparently, it's still available.
    https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/state-fair-blu-ray/
     
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    yes thats true but wasn't sure if they could somehow colorize it they have color photos of the actual color broadcast to match the colors, did you know there is a least another kinescope of the show which was made as dress rehearsal? would love to have that on video too
     
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    I'm sure Jon Cypher would love to have it since he likely didn't mess up in it the way he did in the broadcast version.
     
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    I'm sure he would yes!
     

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