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“Songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II brought melodies and words to life in some of the most iconic movie musicals of the 20th Century, and now Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment plans to bring that magic home with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection on May 6. This Amazon-exclusive collection will feature six of the 15-time Academy Award- winning movie musicals by the Oscar- Tony- Pulitzer- Grammy- Emmy-Award-winning team of Rodgers & Hammerstein, including Best Picture winner The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific, State Fair and Carousel.
The set features brand new 4K digital restorations of The King and I and Carousel, the only two films made in CinemaScope55, and Oklahoma! meticulously restored in 4K from 8K scans of 65mm Todd-AO film elements in its original road show version at the unusual original frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Bonus materials include a Sing-A-Long version of The King and I for die-hard musical theatre lovers and more than an hour of behind-the-scenes features for Oklahoma!.
Fox will release Oklahoma! and The King and I in stand-alone Blu-ray and DVD combo packs October 7 in commemoration of their 60th anniversaries in 2015 and 2016 respectively.”
So there you go – that might clear up any questions you have on the set. Again, here’s what it looks like (click on the image to pre-order it on Amazon)...
Finally, if you check back on Monday morning, you’ll get my review of CBS’ new Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four on Blu-ray, which streets on 4/29. I assure you, if you’re a fan of this series like me, it’s been well worth the wait. So check back then.
That’s it. Have a great weekend!
- Bill Hunt