Oklahoma! - 50th Anniversary Edition (2-DVD Box Set)

Starring: Gordon MacRae & Shirley Jones Director: Fred Zinnemann  Rated: G: General Audiences
Oklahoma! - 50th Anniversary Edition (2-DVD Box
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Item:  FOX 2230844D
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
2-Disc Box Set
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.55 (Cinemascope)
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital 5.0 - English
  • (unspecified) - Spanish
  • Stereo - English
  • Subtitles - English, Spanish - optional

DISC 1:

Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary - 1. Ted Chapin - President, Rogers and Hammerstein Organization, Hugh Fordin - Stage Director
Interactive Features:
  • Karaoke
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access

DISC 2:

  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.20 (Todd AO)
Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary - Shirley Jones, Nick Redman - Stars
  • Featurette - Cinemascope Vs. Todd AO Comparison
    • Additional Footage - Vintage Stage Excerpts (2)
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Teaser
    Photo Galleries:
    • Lobby Cards
    • Theatrical Posters
    • Storyboards

    Performers, Cast and Crew:

    Starring &
    Performer: , , , , &
    Directed by
    Edited by
    Screenwriting by &
    Composition by
    Lyricist:
    Produced by
    Director of Photography:

    Major Awards:

    Academy Awards 1955 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Adolph Deutsch, Jay Blackton & Robert Russell Bennett
    Academy Awards 1955 - Best Sound Recording

    Entertainment Reviews:

    Entertainment Weekly - 12/23/1994
    Rating: B+
    USA Today - 12/09/1994
    "...Much of this outdoor musical was literally shot outdoors, and the skies Gordon MacRae sings to look the bluest they've looked in 40 years..."
    Premiere - 12/01/2005
    "[T]he lavish 1955 production almost instantly became a Great American Film Musing….A sunny explosion of classic songs, all gorgeously shot..."

    Product Description:

    Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical about a love triangle in the midst of the Oklahoma land rush is adapted to the screen featuring the enduring songs "People Will Say We're in Love," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin," "Oklahoma!" and more. Shirley Jones' debut, this panoramic film was actually shot in Arizona! Academy Award Nominations: 4. Academy Awards: Best Sound Recording and Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.

    Plot Synopsis:

    A big, lush screen version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein hit Broadway musical. Originally presented in Todd-AO widescreen, this rousing tale of a farm girl who falls in love with a cowboy and then must fend off the advances of a villainous suitor is packed with some the most beloved tunes in American theater -- "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'!," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," and, of course, the title song "Oklahoma."

    Plot Keywords:

    Adventure | Classic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Theatrical Release

    Production Notes:

    • Film debut for actress Shirley Jones.
    • Filmed in Todd-AO and Technicolor; color by Eastman.
    • Distributed by Magna Theatre Corporation.
    • Music conducted and supervised by Jay Blackton.
    • The original Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was produced by The Theatre Guild. The stage production ran for more than five years on Broadway.
    • Copyright 1955 and copyright 1983 Estate of Richard Rodgers and Estate of Oscar Hammerstein II.
    • Copyright 1994 CBS/Fox Company.
    • In his 1995 memoir, "My American Journey," General Colin Powell lists "Oklahoma!" as one of his favorite films.

    Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

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    Based on 170 ratings.
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    Product Info:

    • UPC: 024543208433
    • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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