Finian's Rainbow (1968) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    I've preordered through the link. Normally I'd wait for a sale, but I want to be sure to have this for a St. Paddy's Day screening.
     
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    There doesn't seem to be much enthusiasm for this release among HTF members, if the number of posts reacting to the Blu's announcement means anything. The film isn't among my favorites, but then, what can compete against MY FAIR LADY and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (and at least half of the other MGM titles from the period) and WEST SIDE STORY, etc.? Musicals weren't Coppola's strong suite (as was again demonstrated in ONE FROM THE HEART, which, like RAINBOW, is also quite watchable), but, hey, he managed to make an entertaining film that does have some good performances, choreography, and better-than-mediocre songs. I am happy to see it coming out...what other major studio is continuing to release pre-70's musicals? I love the Archives... something for every one of us. I'd like to see this Blu-ray do well enough to encourage the release of THE HARVEY GIRLS, SEVEN BRIDES, and a handful of remaining classics.
     
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    A classic score ("better-than-mediocre"??), and since The Sound of Music is not top-notch R&H, I'd say Finian's score towers over Sound of Music's.
     
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    It's one of my all-time favourite musicals. Unforgettable on the 70mm screen.
     
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    I like the film better than MY FAIR LADY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.
     
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    Diversity makes the world go 'round... ;)
     
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    Well, I mostly mean by comparison to their stage counterparts. MY FAIR LADY, on stage, is the greatest musical I ever saw. FIDDLER is right up there, as well. I detest MFL on film, and find much of FIDDLER lifeless. SITR is a good movie, and quite enjoyable, but I never got its greatness reputation. So, yes, you're right, diversity DOES make the world go 'round!
     
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    I will add my voice: I am thrilled this is coming to blu. A lovely score and charming performances.
     
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    I agree with you that SITR is a good movie.Certainly not my favourite musical. None of the songs were original.I saw FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on Broadway in 1967 with a then mostly unknown, Bette Midler in the cast.
     
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    Singin' in the Rain actually had two original songs not culled from the Brown/Freed catalog: "Make 'Em Laugh" (partially culled from the Cole Porter catalog) and "Moses Supposes."
     
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    Very excited about this one...I saw some HD snippets on Vudu and it looks amazing. Now, let's get Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Flower Drum Song, Sweet Charity, Star, Dr. Doolittle and Thoroughly Modern Millie on blu and I'll be in nirvana!
     
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    I got Sweet Charity and Dr Dolittle last year on bluray.
     
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    Where from? Region-free?
     
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    S.C. from France- zone free. There have been lots of reviews of the disc on HTF. DOLITTLE is a zone B disc.
     
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    Just ordered Sweet Charity...thanks!
     

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