Hopefully, sales of Song Of Norway for Kino Lorber are doing well. I ordered mine from Deep Discount which had it "in stock" but quickly went to "on backorder" which sounds like a good sign for sales.
Is George Feltenstein still at Warners? I hope he didn't get downsized. Movie musicals never had a better friend in home video.
There are quite a few major MGM musicals that are waiting for deluxe bluray treatment.
Actually PYW, GMC and OACDYCSF are movie musical masterpieces compared to Mame. I like all 3 of them. And probably all did considerably better at the box office.
And if you can put out Bells Are Ringing, Kismet, and Deep in My Heart on bluray you sure can put out Till the Crowd Roll By, Ziegfeld Follies, Words and Music, Good News, The Harvey Girls, Royal Wedding, and Yolanda and the Thief. Hit the Deck? Then why not The Student Prince? And when they were put out they were as major as you could get.
In 'my eyes' these are all terrific films. If not consistent they contain musical pleasures unmatchable today. Even High Society is pretty uneven. Still it doesn't get better than Frank and Bing singing Well Did You Ever.
And even if their movies don't merit bluray releases it's unfortunate you have such a condescending attitude towards MacDonald and Eddy, Jane Powell and Eleanor Powell. And of all people Mario Lanza!
Laurel and Hardy? Thems fighting words.
. . . . . and an "ascending" attitude to June Allyson!I love Jane Powell and Eleanor Powell. If their films were released on blu ray, I'd definitely pick them up but they are all minor MGM musicals. Just keeping it real. As for my "condescending" attitude toward Jeanette & Nelson and Mario Lanza, I'm not a fan, sorry. I also have "condescending" attitudes toward Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, Teresa Wright, Laurel and Hardy and Marlene Dietrich.
. . . . . and an "ascending" attitude to June Allyson!
In truth I agree with your assessment of the likelihood of these musicals coming out on Blu-ray disc. I'm a big, big fan of Cyd Charisse and I'd love a Blu-ray rendition of Meet Me In Las Vegas but I don't expect to see it. I'd also love Party Girl and I think that has a better chance.