This DVD is a nice and entertaining look at coloured dancer and actress, Josephine Baker, who found fame in Paris and made her film debut in "Siren of the Tropics." This film was just made for Baker's very lively and playful screen personality as she plays a native of the Antilles who falls for a Frenchman, then follows him back to Paris. The tropical setting is ideal for Baker to show off her long legs and exotic beauty, at the same time captivating audiences with her antics, bubbly personality and constant fast yet graceful movements. Needless to say, Josephine steals the show and is the highlight of "Siren of the Tropics", but I also enjoyed the excellent musical score by Donald Sosin which included some Jazz and exotic tunes to perfectly match each scene. The colour-tinting of this film is nice, and picture quality is good overall, and even the story, while a bit weak in places perhaps, it still intriguing enough: a wealthy French Marquis has inappropriate intentions towards his goddaughter, and when she announces her engagement, the Marquis schemes to get rid of her fiancé. He sends him to the distant colonies in the Antilles where one of his henchmen is assigned to murder him, but fortunately a wild native beauty - Josephine Baker as Papitou - comes to his rescue. There is a touch of comedy here and there, especially when Papitou wants to follow her new love to France, and the final highlight of the film, no doubt, is seeing Baker dance `The Charleston'. While there is nothing outstanding or brilliant about "Siren of the Tropics", it is still very entertaining viewing, thanks to Baker's electric and energetic performance. The bonus features on this DVD also make it worth while, especially the surprising short French comedy "The Fireman of the Folies-Bergere" in which Baker also plays a small part. This short will probably be an eye-opener for the non-French due to the many nudes in this good little comedy! Other bonus material shed a bit more light on Baker herself, and is also fun to watch. Definitely an enjoyable DVD for anyone with a taste for the exotic and for exuberant 1920s dancing!