Here for the first time on DVD is a selection of Hollywood Musicals previously unavailable, that includes 7 films from the heyday of the Hollywood Musical. With music & lyrics from the pens of composers such as, Cole Porter, Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer, Rogers & Hart etc. A Galaxy of MGM's Stars of yester year giving some of their best performances. Once again the wizards at Warners have performed their usual magic, both sound and picture quality of these DVD's is excellent. Complete with a whole load of extras from the archive. including outtakes etc. Both the picture and soundtrack of the films have been lovingly restored from the best available source material. The result is a pleasure to both the ear and eye.
This is a good way to acquire these films, which are not all of best quality. Neither Kelly nor Garland is in best form for the Pirate. Despite the usual failure to face up to the details of the subject's life Words and Music is very watchable and includes some songs not to be found elsewhere. But why have Perry Como whose style is quite out of keeping with the material.Both Astaire films are good. The others in the set I have not yet watched.
THESE GREAT OLDIES ARE REMASTERED IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOUR - I COULDN'T BELIEVE THE CLARITY AND SHARPNESS OF PICTURE AND SOUND! THE KATHRYN GRAYSON/MARIO LANZA FILMS ALONE ARE WORTH THE PRICE OF THE SET. THE AMAZING VERA-ELLEN/GENE KELLY DANCE "SLAUGHTER ON 10th AVENUE in WORDS AND MUSIC IS FABULOUS. DON'T DELAY - BUY IT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!