You'll Never Get Rich (1941): reviews for/reactions to this Astaire/Hayworth musical?

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  1. Bill Burns

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    This little gem, which I haven't yet seen (Astaire, Hayworth, Classic-Period Hollywood Musical -- any of those three equates with "gem," but all three at once? Hold me back), arrives on DVD Tuesday, October 21st. Has anyone seen the disc yet or found any reviews of or comments about the release? It's a B&W picture, but nevertheless seems an apt companion to Columbia's recent Technicolor Kelly/Hayworth offering, Cover Girl (which I've also yet to see).

    Here are links to both of these Columbia titles on the IMDB:

    You'll Never Get Rich:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034409/

    Cover Girl:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/

    And cover scans for both at DVDEmpire:

    You'll Never Get Rich (great cover):
    http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_ite...d=548243&tab=5

    Cover Girl (nice as well):
    http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_ite...d=536967&tab=5

    The back of the box indicates that a new high definition master was created for You'll Never Get Rich (Columbia often does this, and has been doing so, reportedly, since DVD's very beginning in 1997; the box for You'll Never Get Rich specifically says "remastered in high definition," but I see no mention of this on Cover Girl, so that title may be one of the exceptions). Beyond that clue, though, I've yet to find anything on the final quality of the disc.

    Don't forget that Columbia also has Frank Capra's Platinum Blonde (1931) arriving on the 4th of next month. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes we do, and from the sounds of that review, Columbia has provided a very nice stop-gap to the RKO Astaire/Rogers material coming from WB in the unspecified future (no, no, what am I saying? This is Rita Hayworth! Stop-gap indeed ... "headliner" and nothing less [​IMG]). Thanks for the link, Todd -- it seems the transfer holds up very well indeed, which should make this a fine companion piece to WB's Broadway Melody of 1940 (Astaire/Powell). [​IMG]
     
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