South Pacific (2-DVD)
There is nothing you can name that is anything like... [South Pacific]
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 31, 2017
- Originally Released: 1958
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Disc 1:
- South Pacific (Theatrical Version)
- Sing-Along subtitles (English)
- Songs-only option
- And More!
- Disc 2:
- South Pacific (Extended "Road Show" Version)
- The making of South Pacific
- Fox Movietone News
- Mitzi Gaynor screen test
- Original theatrical trailer
- And More!
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.0 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Rossano Brazzi & Mitzi Gaynor|
|Performer:||John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Tom Laughlin & Russ Brown|
|Directed by||Joshua Logan|
|Edited by||Robert Simpson|
|Screenwriting by||Paul Osborn|
|Composition by||Alfred Newman & Richard Rodgers|
|Art Direction by||John DeCuir & Lyle R. Wheeler|
|Produced by||Buddy Adler|
|Director of Photography:||Leon Shamroy|
Academy Awards 1958 - Best Sound
Rating: 77/100 -- Might not be musical enough for some, and it's certainly not going to be substantial enough for some. But it's entertaining and more emotionally true than you might expect.
Rating: C+ -- One of the most popular musicals of the decade, despite artistic problems
Rating: 5/5 -- Despite the reddish hues, one great Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Rating: C+ -- Joshua Logan's stiff screen version leaves much to be desired, and Mitzi Gaynor is miscast and charmless, but the score is undenibaly glorious Full Review
4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's the delicious, good-hearted exuberance of this WWII romantic musical, as well as the Rodgers & Hammerstein score, that grab you.
Rating: 1.5/4 -- What the hell could anyone have been thinking in literalizing an "enchanted evening" as a toxic cloud? Full Review
Film Freak Central
A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic revolving around a forbidden love affair between a native girl and a young American sailor on a Pacific island during World War II. Songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy," and "Bali H'ai." Academy Award Nominations: 3. Academy Awards: Best Sound.
Love blossoms on a paradisical South Seas island during World War II in this splashy screen production of the hit Broadway musical. A Navy nurse falls for a French planter, an American lieutenant woos a fetching native girl and an assortment of sailors lust after female military personnel. All this amorous activity, with the attendant problems of interracial romance, provide fodder for the some of Rodger & Hammerstein's most famous and well-loved tunes, including "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair," "Bali Ha'i," and "Got to Be Taught to Hate."
Classic | Race Relations | Romance | Tear Jerker | World War II | Recommended | Doomed Lovers | Theatrical Release
- Filmed in Technicolor. Originally presented Todd-AO and CinemaScope.
- Estimated budget of $5 million. Location shots filmed in Hawaii.
- Additional cast members: Floyd Simmons (Harbison); Candace Lee (Ngana); Warren Hsieh (Jerome); Galvan De Leon (Sub Chef); Robert Jacobs (Communications Man); Archie Savage (Native Chief); Darleen Engle (Nurse-Dancer); Richard Cutting (Admiral Kester)
- Giorgio Tozzi was credited for dubbing in Ezio Pinza's voice. John Kerr's vocals were dubbed by Bill Lee; Juanita Hall's were dubbed by Muriel Smith (uncredited). Hall also appeared in the Broadway production.
- Additional orchestrations by Bernard Mayers. For the film version a new song, "My Girl Back Home," was added to the original score.
- Available to buy in the UK.
- Copyright 1994 CBS/Fox Co.
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