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Gigi [DVD] import plays in English Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
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To my amazement this is a problem that is rarely discussed in Amazon reviews or indeed anywhere else. I know that I am more susceptible to this problem than many others. However, in some cases on ordinary dvd's the sychronisation is out by nearly half a second. 'There's Something About Mary' and 'Prelude to a Kiss' are examples of bad lip synch and sadly the ordinary Gigi dvd is equally bad. I know that you can make slight adjustments on modern home cinema equipment but the synchronistion is often too far out to be corrected.
Eureka! Problem solved on every Blu-ray disc that I have bought and in particular with the Blu-ray version of Gigi. Last night we watched this wonderful film in the Blu-ray version. It was like watching a new film. Fabulous revitalised colours and a pin sharp picture for most of the time. Such detail! The sound quality had also been much improved although this was less obvious than the benefit in video quality.Read more ›
With the impossibly handsome Louis Jourdan, Leslie Caron doing her sweet little girl act, and the incomparable Maurice Chevalier (try watching Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast and I think you might see where that came from!), the cast couldn't be better. The LernerLoewe songs are all hum a long, the script witty and the costumes wonderful, making the whole film very easy on the eye.
Not surprising then that the film won 9 Oscars, including best picture, director, cinematography, costume design, and song.
Worth forking out for provided you don't mind the DVD quality issues. Personally, don't regret it in the least
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The title says it all, it was well deserving of the 9 Academy awards, including Best Picture of 1958, love the songs, great acting, very happy film.Published 23 hours ago by Jaycee
Wonderful to see it again. I was struck by the similarity of style with My Fair Lady. Leslie Caron is outstanding but then so are Maurice Chevalier and the irrepressible Hermione... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pdon
I wanted to see this film, my parents had seen it before I was born. It in blu ray format has impressive colours and overall, although dated in some of its words is much higher... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have been looking for this for a few years now and I am very happy to have it now.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The film itself brings back many memories as I used to be a cinema projectionist and showed it many times. The Blue Ray DVD is fantastic in its quality. Read morePublished 5 months ago by P. Hazell