My Fair Lady G

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 6, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary
    • Vintage featurettes, footage and audio
    • Alternate Audrey Hepburn vocals
    • Posters and lobby cards with Rex Harrison radio interview
    • Comments on a lady
    • Trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Edited by
Original story by
Composition by
Lyricist:
Art Direction by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1964 - Best Actor: Rex Harrison
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: André Previn
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Cinematography: Harry Stradling
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Costume Design (Color)
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Director: George Cukor
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh95%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 55

Upright90%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 186,981
There are other good things to be said about the picture, but it fails in the one really crucial area. A musical that doesn't communicate physical joy is as pointless, it seems to me, as a tragedy that fails to communicate sadness. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Jul 16, 2019
Perhaps any musical loses its charm, its wit, its very shape when it is enormously enlarged on the screen, but I can't believe it couldn't be managed better than this. Full Review
Esquire Magazine
Aug 13, 2019
[Hepburn is] an absolute gem as cockney Brit Eliza Doolittle given a high-class makeover...
USA Today
Apr 8, 2021
Eliza Doolittle's transformation from flower girl to princess in MY FAIR LADY is, of course, one of the great moments of musical theater...
New York Times
Nov 18, 2011
Rating: A -- George Cukor does a fine job directing the film with an ease and flow and an incredible attention to detail. Full Review
rachelsreviews.net
Apr 18, 2019
Rating: 4/4 -- For those who've seen the stage show, My Fair Lady give complete satisfaction and those who will see and hear the musical for the first time will be enchanted by it. Full Review
New York Daily News
Feb 24, 2015
One of those rare, rare occasions when everything goes right, when it keeps going right and it moves and takes the spectator along, enchanted and enthralled. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Oct 22, 2018

Description by OLDIES.com:

DVD Features:

  • Region 1; USA & Canada
  • Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:

 Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
 Mono - French

Major Awards:

    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Actor: Rex Harrison
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: André Previn
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Cinematography: Harry Stradling
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Costume Design (Color)
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Director: George Cukor
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Picture
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 09/21/1994

"...Glorious....Features [Beaton's] astounding costumes, [Cukor's] stately direction, the best-loved, most hummable of all Broadway scores and a sublime cast headed by [Harrison and Hepburn]..."

Chicago Sun-Times - 09/23/1994

"...One of the most joyous musicals ever written....Cukor's film is a pleasure to behold..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

By George, they've got it! From elements painstakingly restored in 1994, the film version of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is lavish, loverly and the acclaimed recipient of eight 1964 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (George Cukor).

Best Actor Oscar winner Rex Harrison reprises his signature stage role of Henry Higgins, the supremely assured phoneticist who wagers that under his tutelage, cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle can pass for a duchess at the Embassy Ball. In one of her best-loved roles, Audrey Hepburn plays Eliza. If ever there was a face the professor could grow accustomed to, it's hers. In Hartford, Heresford and Hampshire (and elsewhere), no one's fairer than My Fair Lady, one of the most irresistible musicals ever. This 2-Disc Special Edition Set includes a High Definition version of the original movie as well as many extras not included on the original DVD release.

Product Description:

A priceless classic, MY FAIR LADY has become one of the most popular musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play PYGMALION, the film swept the Academy Awards. Cecil Beaton's lavish sets and costumes and Lerner and Loewe's winning score became the background for George Cukor's striking mix of styles that ranged from the fantastic to the abstract in his telling of the tale of a waif who's educated into being a lady. Egotistical linguist Professor Henry Higgins (Oscar-winning Rex Harrison) bets his friend, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) in time for an important society ball. His gamble could pay off--but the spirited Eliza is more of a handful than the Professor could have predicted. As she slowly becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Higgins realizes, to his confusion, that he can't live without her. The film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture and Director.

Plot Synopsis:

An insufferably arrogant linguist, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), bets a colleague that he can transform a flower-selling Cockney guttersnipe into a regal lady. His quarry, the irrepressible Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), accepts his offer for diction lessons in good faith, hoping to improve her station with a career as a shopgirl. This quintessential musical, scored by Lerner and Loewe, was based on the 1913 play PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw, and virtually swept the Academy Awards, winning, among others, Best Picture, Director, and Actor (Harrison).

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Essential Cinema | Gentry | Period Piece | Rags To Riches | Recommended | Romance | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

Product Description:

A priceless classic, MY FAIR LADY has become one of the most popular musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play PYGMALION, the film swept the Academy Awards. Cecil Beaton's lavish sets and costumes and Lerner and Loewe's winning score became the background for George Cukor's striking mix of styles that ranged from the fantastic to the abstract in his telling of the tale of a waif who's educated into being a lady. Egotistical linguist Professor Henry Higgins (Oscar-winning Rex Harrison) bets his friend, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) in time for an important society ball. His gamble could pay off--but the spirited Eliza is more of a handful than the Professor could have predicted. As she slowly becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Higgins realizes, to his confusion, that he can't live without her. The film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture and Director.

Plot Synopsis:

An insufferably arrogant linguist, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), bets a colleague that he can transform a flower-selling Cockney guttersnipe into a regal lady. His quarry, the irrepressible Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), accepts his offer for diction lessons in good faith, hoping to improve her station with a career as a shopgirl. This quintessential musical, scored by Lerner and Loewe, was based on the 1913 play PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw, and virtually swept the Academy Awards, winning, among others, Best Picture, Director, and Actor (Harrison).

Keywords:

Classic | Romance | Rags To Riches | Recommended | Period Piece | Gentry | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema

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