Where in the world is Kismet on dvd? It was released on vhs years and years ago and seemed to sell well. But no dvd. Hmm. I asked around; some people suspect that anti-Middle Eastern sentiment puts this film out of the public eye at present. If that's true, I strongly disagree: it's just a silly Arabian Nights fantasy, not a condemnation of Iraq (the movie supposedly takes place in Baghdad, circa the 1300s.) I don't recall the world coming to an end the last time Aladdin came out on dvd, so let's get on with it. Others speculate that a lot of restoration work needs to be done in this movie. Well, get to it, Warners. What are you waiting for? The war in Iraq to end? That's at least two years away, and I'm tired of waiting. Racist worries aside, this film deserves the best dvd release it can get. After all, the current vhs version is one of the worst-looking tapes in the history of the world. All of you who own it will agree; the pan-and-scan work is some of the worst, ever! The colors are badly muted and blurred; the film as a whole looks twice its age. This movie deserves to be seen in all its widescreen, technicolor glory. I hope for a two disc set that can include: The 1940s Kismet, non-musical version, with Marlene Dietrich. I don't think this movie has ever been on dvd either. I think I've seen it on vhs, but maybe it was a public domain cheapie? Anyone remember? Musical outtake: "Rhymes Have I" This song was recorded and exists on the CD, but I don't think it was actually filmed; I could be wrong?? Deleted Scene: The complete version of "Radhadlakum" (1st half was filmed, but cut before movie's release. Only the 2nd half, or the chorus of this naughty little song made it into theaters) If the footage still exists, maybe they can edit a complete version of this song, more or less the way they restored "If I Only Had a Brain" from the Wizard of Oz. The Films of Howard Keel: Documentary. I think Howard has been a little underestimated over the years, in terms of his contribution MGM musicals. It's hard to believe that his name isn't up there with the best of the best, but he accomplished so much. I was thinking, when Howard Keel died, that they'd release some sort of "best of" dvd collection for him, which might have included "Kiss Me Kate," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Jupiter Darling" (also needs a dvd!) and of course "Kismet." Howard sure did star in some popular musicals, now didn't he?