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Annie | DVD | (29/03/2004)
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As seen on ""The Wonderful World of Disney"" this new production of the classic musical features an all-star cast belting out the beloved songs. Original Broadway Annie Andrea McArdle makes and appearance too! Fun for the whole family.
My Fair Lady | DVD | (01/10/1999)
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Hollywood's legendary "woman's director", George Cukor (The Women, The Philadelphia Story), transformed Audrey Hepburn into street-urchin-turned-proper-lady Eliza Doolittle in this film version of the Lerner and Loewe musical. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady stars Rex Harrison as linguist Henry Higgins (Harrison also played the role, opposite Julie Andrews, on stage), who draws Eliza into a social experiment that works almost too well. The letterbox edition of this film on video certainly pays tribute to the pageantry of Cukor's set, but it also underscores a certain visual stiffness that can slow viewer enthusiasm just a tad. But it's really star wattage that keeps My Fair Lady exciting--that and such great songs as "On the Street Where You Live" and "I Could Have Danced All Night". Actor Jeremy Brett, who gained a huge following later in life portraying Sherlock Holmes, is quite electric as Eliza's determined suitor. --Tom Keogh
A Chorus Line | DVD | (04/07/2016)
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Under the stark white lights of an empty Broadway theatre, a stream of hopefuls audition before Zach, the harsh and critical director of a new musical. There is tension in the air as sixteen are singled out for further auditioning, and as the director and his assistant put the dancers through their paces, they begin to relay their lives into word and song. Suddenly an unexpected latecomer arrives. It is Cassie, a beautiful and talented dancer who used to be a star, returned to ask Zach, her former lover, for a job. Passions run high, but he allows her to audition. Over the course of the day, the dancers, all desperate for the job, reveal more and more about themselves to the ever watchful director, as he searches for his chosen Chorus Line. Starring Michael Douglas, and directed by Richard Attenborough, A CHORUS LINE is based on the hugely successful and award winning Broadway musical of the same name.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Special Edition | DVD | (10/11/2003)
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang entranced and thrilled children and their parents when it puttered into the cinema in 1968. More than three decades later, and despite the eventual arrival of a stage version that throws the full weight of blockbuster effects at the story, the original remains the real thing for fans of all ages. The flying car is the star and it's impossible not to feel a surge of thrilling relief as the wings kick in when she plunges over the cliff and soars off on her great adventure. The songs might not be the greatest in musical history, but they are delivered with great charm by Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts (a toned-down version of his infamous Bert in Mary Poppins), Sally Ann Howes (Truly Scrumptious) and the children. And then there is Robert Helpmann's child catcher, a terrifyingly sinister figure who exudes a pungent whiff of undiluted evil unmatched by any character since Dorothy squared up to the witch in The Wizard of Oz. Cameos from British character actors abound: Benny Hill, Lionel Jeffries, Anna Quayle, James Robertson Justice and Max Wall all put in appearances that add some fibre to the overall sweetness of the story. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the ultimate nostalgic confection for family viewing. On the DVD: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Special Edition comes to DVD in widescreen format with a Dolby soundtrack to recreate the authentic cinematic experience for everyone who remembers it from the first time round. The picture quality is robust, revealing some rather homespun aspects to the special effects. Extras are dominated by Dick Van Dyke remembering his time on the film, plus a short item on the origins of the car itself and various trailers. --Piers Ford
The Wiz | DVD | (17/04/2019)
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Directed by Sidney Lumet (Serpico) and penned by Joel Schumacher (Batman and Robin), this lavish 1978 adaptation of the Broadway hit The Wiz was the biggest production filmed in New York City up to that point, utilising the newly revamped Astoria Studios and locations around the city. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, and Ted Ross (reprising his Tony-winning role as the Lion) star in this Academy Award-nominated musical for the whole family. The Wiz is probably the grandest take on L. Frank Baum's classic tale The Wizard of Oz. The production team created sets with a sense of urban magic and spectacle: a New York subway station literally comes to life, and the massive plaza between the World Trade Center towers is transformed into the Emerald City, featuring nearly 400 dancers with three costume changes. Like all good musicals, the Quincy Jones arrangements are highly hummable long after viewing (especially the funky "Ease On Down the Road" and the inspirational "Brand New Day"). In an era before MTV, the camera stays nearly stationary as Ross and Lena Horne vocally soar through their numbers. Their stage-like performances successfully make the leap to film, making The Wiz a testament to their singing talents and star presence. The then-thirtysomething Ross raised some eyebrows playing the traditionally teenaged Dorothy, but she and her supporting cast (including Richard Pryor as the Wiz) carry the tunes with an infectious verve that will appeal to folks of all ages. --Shannon Gee
Dancing On Ice Live Tour 2008 | DVD | (10/11/2008)
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Dancing On Ice Live Tour 2008
Funny Face | DVD | (03/09/2001)
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Fred Astaire plays a fashion photographer based on real-life cameraman Richard Avedon, in this entertaining musical directed by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain). The story finds Astaire's character turning Audrey Hepburn into a chic Paris model--not a tough premise to buy, especially within this film's air of enchantment and surrounded by a great Gershwin score. Based on an unproduced play, this is one of the best films from the latter part of Astaire's career. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Bing Crosby Collection - Birth Of The Blues / Blue Skies | DVD | (08/05/2006)
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A fantastic double bill from the legendary Bing Crosby. Birth Of The Blues (Dir. Victor Schertzinger 1941): Bing Crosby and Mary Martin star as two jazz artists in the swinging world of 1920's New Orleans. Crosby is Jeff Lambert a clarinet player who is out to start a band called the Basin Street Hot-Shots. When Betty Lou (Martin) joins as vocalist romance ensues between everyone involved stirring things up a bit. The film pays homage to Dixieland greats such as Duke Ellin
Gypsy: The Musical | DVD | (28/11/2016)
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Imelda Staunton stars in the performance of her carer in one of the greatest ever musicals, based on Gypsy Rose Lee's Memoirs, the famous striptease artist. Telling the story of the original archetypal show-business mother, who raises Lee (played by Lara Pulver - True Blood, Sherlock) and her sister June as they travel around America with their vaudeville act and co-stars Peter Davison (Dr Who, All Creatures Great and Small). This West End revival has already received 3 Laurence Olivier Awards (Best Actress - Staunton, Supporting Actress - Pulver and Best Musical Revival) and 2 U.K. Theatre Award Nominations (Best Actress - Staunton, Best Musical Revival) and is considered by many to be the greatest American musicals of all time. Complete with premium special packaging, this DVD is a must-have for any fan of Musical Theatre.
Doris Day - Young at Heart | DVD | (04/04/2011)
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Laurie Tuttle (Doris Day) and her two attractive sisters live with their father Aunt Jessie in a small town in Connecticut. When Alex Burke (Gig Young) a composer working on a musical comedy arrives on the scene both Laurie and her sister Fran fall in love with him. Alex calls the embittered pianist and composer Barney Sloan (Frank Sinatra) to help him arrange the musical score.
Glee: The Concert Movie (DVD + Digital Copy) | DVD | (05/12/2011)
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Glee! Like you’ve never experienced before! Here’s your front-row seat to a thrilling concert performed by the phenomenally talented cast of Glee. See your favourite stars from the hit TV show as they sing the songs you love and dance up a storm on stage. Get swept up in the energy of “Glee Live” – including performances not seen in cinemas, hilarious sue Sylvester introductions and exclusive interviews. Special Features: Exclusive Performances Not Seen in Cinemas: “Dog Days Are Over” and “Friday” Extended Performances of “Ain’t No Way” and “Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy” On Stage With the Cast Sue Sylvester Introduction 1 Sue Sylvester Introduction 2 Kurt’s Proposal Backstage with the Cast Includes Warblers clip not seen in cinema
That's Entertainment Box Set | DVD | (17/10/2005)
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This box set includes That's Entertainment That's Entertainment Part II That's Entertainment Part III.
Mad About Music | DVD | (07/03/2010)
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Gloria Harkinson's mother an actress eager to maintain her glamorous mystique has tucked her away in a Swiss boarding school. The creative teenager realizes that she can not speak about her mom to anyone there. Because she has no living father either she decides to invent one -- a rugged adventurer no less. Her imaginary pop becomes a ""problem "" however when Gloria's friends demand to meet the heroic fellow. So she finds a vacationing composer to fill ""dad's"" shoes!
The Sound Of Music | DVD | (02/03/2015)
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most beloved family film of all time! Rodgers &amp; Hammerstein&rsquo;s cinematic treasure and Winner of five ACADEMY AWARDS&reg; including Best Picture* stars Julie Andrews as Maria the warm-hearted young woman who leaves the convent to bring joy and music to Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and his children. Experience this magnificent movie musical filled with unforgettable songs including &ldquo;Do-Re-Mi &rdquo; &ldquo;My Favorite Things&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Sound of Music.&rdquo; Includes All-New 60-Minute Documentary &ndash; The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg and more!
You'll Never Get Rich | DVD | (03/11/2003)
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After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in the middle of the boss's scheme. Army conscription offers Robert the perfect escape from his troubles - or does it?
Never too Young to Rock - Starring Mud, The Glitter Band and The Rubettes (Official Release) | DVD | (08/10/2012)
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Available for the first time on DVD, the zany, madcap Never Too Young To Rock was made at the high point of glam rock in 1975. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the driving, feelgood sounds of the era's top pop combos in their pomp. From the infectious choruses of Mud's 'Tiger Feet' and 'The Cat Crept In', through the catchy doo-wop of The Rubettes, to percussive anthems like The Glitter Band's 'Angel Face', this film provides aural nostalgia at its most intense. The pleasures of this glittery little time capsule don't end with the songs, though: just check out the threads on all those young dudes - the revival of the scarlet, bell-bottomed cat suit with sparkly epaulettes must surely be just round the corner. 'Bless my soul, it's rock and roll'!
Judith - Une histoire biblique de la Croatie renaissante (DVD & CD) | DVD | (24/06/2013)
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Radislav Jovanov Gonzo directs this performance of a traditional Croatian chant. The performance, influenced by an epic poem by Marko Marulic, sees Croatian musicologist and singer Katarina Livljanic draw on melodies that date back to Gregorian and Glagolitic sources to produce a piece of music steeped in cultural tradition.
Fred And Ginger | DVD | (06/02/2006)
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This mammoth of a box set contains eight discs and eight of the finest Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers features. Contains: 1. Top Hat 2. Shall We dance 3. Follow The Fleet 4. Carefree 5. The Gay Divorcee 6. Swing Time 7. Flying Down To Rio 8. The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle For individual synopses please refer to the individual box sets.
Carmen Jones | DVD | (17/04/2019)
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Few actresses have dominated the camera as powerfully as Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones. Her polished beauty plays in irresistible contrast to her title character's leonine sexuality and fluid emotions; a man can't decide from moment to moment if he wants to save her from doom, build her a castle, or never let her out of bed. Of course, that's the problem with the boys in this semi-experimental adaptation of Bizet's opera, Carmen. Straight-arrow Joe (a strapping Harry Belafonte), an obedient corporal on a southern military base during World War II, is all set to go to flight school and marry his hometown sweetie, Cindy Lou (Olga James), when his troublemaking sergeant orders him to accompany Carmen to a civilian court. In short order, Joe is swept up in Carmen's carnal anarchy and her craving for release from lousy options in life. An impulsive act of violence ensures that Joe's future is gone forever, putting Carmen in the difficult position of destroying their relationship to save him. Oscar Hammerstein II took Bizet's music in 1943 and rewrote the book and lyrics. The result is largely a smashing success with a few missteps (the bullfighter in Bizet's piece becomes a heavyweight boxer here, which breaks up a certain grace in the story) and a couple of perfect stretches (the long prelude to Carmen and Joe's first embrace, set on Carmen's hoodoo-ish home turf). Despite the fact that both Dandridge and Belafonte were singers, their vocal performances were dubbed by LeVern Hutcherson and Marilyn Horne. (Yes, it is a little disconcerting to hear another voice coming out of the more familiar Belafonte's mouth.) Otto Preminger directed with his usual eye on economy of action and production, as the numerous musical numbers tend to be shot in lengthy, single, carefully choreographed takes. The result can be a little visually static at times, but the passion behind the singing pulls everything through.--Tom Keogh
The Great Ziegfeld | DVD | (16/02/2004)
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Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, 1936's The Great Ziegfeld stars William Powell in a biopic "suggested by romances and incidents in the life of America's greatest showman, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr". With admirable accuracy, the film follows Ziegfeld's career from small-time sideshow barker to creator of the famous Ziegfeld Follies, the collection of singing, dancing, and comedy vaudeville acts that launched the careers of such luminaries as Fanny Brice, Ray Bolger and Harriet Hoctor--all of whom play themselves in the film. In the title role Powell offers a believable combination of ambition and hucksterism, and his Thin Man costar Myrna Loy makes a late appearance as his second wife, but it's large-eyed Luise Rainer who has the showier role (and won an Oscar) as Ziegfeld's first big star and first wife. The musical numbers, however, don't hold up quite as well as the plot, and at some three hours the film is overlong. It's fascinating, though, to see the vintage stars performing and the eight-minute spectacle "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" is an eye-popper with an elaborate revolving set supporting a large cast singing and dancing to the Irving Berlin tune while throwing in some Puccini, Strauss, Leoncavallo and Gershwin for good measure. --David Horiuchi