The King and I (2-DVD) G

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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 31, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc 1
    • Songs-Only Option
    • Sing-Along Subtitles (English)
    • Disc 2
    • 6 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
    • Vintage Stage Excerpts
    • Stills and Audio from Deleted Number:
    • "Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You'" Performed by Deborah Kerr and Mami Nixon
    • Anna and the King TV Pilot
    • Fox Movietone News Including Charity Premiere
    • and Yul Brynner Oscar Clip
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.0 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1956 - Best Actor: Yul Brynner
Academy Awards 1956 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Alfred Newman & Ken Darby
Academy Awards 1956 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1956 - Best Costume Design (Color)
Academy Awards 1956 - Best Sound Recording

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh96%

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Total Count: 26

Upright83%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 60,981
Rating: 3/4 -- A beautiful film with a score I didn't much care for. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Jun 9, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- A boisterous, big-costumed classic musical. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 18, 2010
Rating: 5/5 -- The popular pick for the best Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is probably The Sound of Music, but I'm throwing in for The King and I.
Filmcritic.com
Dec 30, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- If you don't...see [The King and I], believe us, you'll be missing a grand and moving thing. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The King and I (1956) is the popular and elaborate musical and story of the tutoring of the stubborn, King of Siam's wives and children by widowed English school teacher Anna Leonowens in 1862. Full Review
AMC Filmsite
Aug 26, 2006
Already saluted here but deserving another mention. It's a glorious musical, by far the best Rodgers-and-Hammerstein show ever filmed. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Nov 25, 2019
Typically overproduced. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 10, 2012

Product Description:

Rogers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical, adapted from Margaret Landon's fact-based novel and the 1946 film ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM, makes a spectacularly successful move to the silver screen in the Yul Brynner tour de force THE KING AND I. Brynner, reprising the role he'd polished to perfection on stage, plays the blustering, headstrong Siamese potentate who meets his match in the form of Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), the prim and proper English widow he's hired to oversee the rearing of his huge, unruly flock of children.

Director Walter Lang (TIN PAN ALLEY) presents THE KING AND I, one of the most popular musicals in cinema history, as a dizzyingly bountiful Technicolor feast. Kerr (aided during songs by the overdubbed voice of Marni Nixon) contributes a dynamic performance that is every bit the equal of Brynner's transcendent, career-defining turn, for which he won an Academy Award. The delightful score, which also garnered an Oscar, includes three perennial favorite show tunes: "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Getting to Know You," and "Shall We Dance'"

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  • Sales Rank: 5,089
  • UPC: 024543346517
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