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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows [DVD] [2001]

3.8 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey, Sonja Smits
  • Directors: Robert Allan Ackerman
  • Writers: Robert L. Freedman, Lorna Luft
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Momentum Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Feb. 2002
  • Run Time: 139 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005UQXD
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,887 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Judy Davis plays Judy Garland in this made-for-TV biopic of the troubled Hollywood star. Beginning her career on the vaudeville stage, Garland found fame as a child actress at MGM, starring alongside Mickey Rooney in a series of juvenile musicals and taking the lead role in the all-time classic 'The Wizard of Oz'. However, by this point in her career Garland was already addicted to sleeping pills and barbituates, and as her popularity continued to grow with films such as 'Meet Me in St Louis', so did her personal problems as well. Based on the memoirs of Garland's daughter Lorna Luft.

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Havin watched the original TV-film I awaited the DVD for so long. (I bought a copy a few years ago and realised it was Region 1 Ha!).

But I was SO disappointed. I love this film and agree with everythin that has been said about the remarkable performances etc.
But why, oh why, have scenes been left out? And really important scenes at that!
They got this DVD down to about 2 hrs... even if they couldnt squeeze any more on, I would rather have had a 2-disk version than this edited one.

NOW !!!! ~ AT LAST !! The UNCUT FULL VERSION is now available from Amazon. It is called "Judy Garland, The Movie" (has "extra lange speel..." or something down the side of the dvd cover) ~ Just make sure you choose to not have the Dutch subtitles on & you have the complete original version ! Thank goodness. Someone with some sense.
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A forewarning - this version of Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) is an edited version to the one shown on national television in 2000 - 2001.
Why it has been edited so tightly is unknown - as there is clearly plenty of space left on the dvd for these scenes.
Some of the scenes that were deleted were great, crucial scenes: they included:
* A segment showing a teenage Garland with her partner Mickey Rooney on a tour promoting the Wizard of Oz film release
* A few scenes with Judy and her teenage romance with Artie Shaw, who left her for the more glamourous Lana Turner.
* Scenes with Louis B Mayer, as Judy is warned about going to nightclubs and ruining her reputation
*A stunning scene where Judy collapses from exhaustion during filming of a musical number, 'I Got Rhythm' with Busby Berkeley.
These scenes all included the superb Tammy Blanchard, who plays Judy up until 1944, when Judy Davis takes over with her Oscar winning performance.

Also edited was a scene in the late 1960's, when Judy was forced offstage by angry fans when she's hours late for a concert.

Without these scenes, the film is still a wonderful watch, and gives a touching insight into all of Miss Garland's problems and triumphs in her all too short life. She died at age 47 from an accidental drug overdose.

With a score that includes some of Garland's greatest hits like Over the Rainbow and Get Happy, and a great supporting cast to tell her truly inspiring life story, Me and My Shadows is the outstanding Garland Biopic, and a great story of the relationship between a mother and her children.
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Whilst i enjoyed this DVD very much i was disappointed to realise it was an edited version of the film broadcast on TV a year or so ago. Several scenes were missing including Judy's reaction when she realised two of her husbands were gay. Also the cancelled concert in Australia when she was too ill to perform because customs had ceased her 'medicine'.I cant see why this editing has taken place since there was plenty of space on the DVD for the whole unedited film to be shown.
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This DVD, based on Lorna Luft's memoirs, is probably one of the most accurate and compassionate. It uses Judy's own voice for the musical parts, and highlights certain parts of Judy's career. Obviously it leaves out alot as well, because Judy had a 40 year career, including 6 marriages etc. But what is left is the essence of a wonderfully warm and talented girl/woman caught up, through no choice of her own, in the crazy world of vaudeville, the heartless machinery of the MGM movie factory, and then a public celebrity and popularity virtually unknown to any other artist. Fortunately as it was overseen by her daughter, it is told with compassion including the battle with addiction and other demons. Judy Davies captures perfectly Judy's mannerisms, charm, wit, warmth and speech patterns and vulnerability. If you love Judy, you will love this, it is respectful but truthful. Perhaps it is a little glossed over and cleaned up, bearing in mind the true consequences of a serious addiction would not be pleasant to watch, but a portrait of a legend who deserves to be respected and remembered well. Also it is told through Lorna's eyes, and as in every family, it may be different through say, Liza and Joey's eyes, but only her kids really have the right to tell her story.
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When I noticed that there were no deleted scenes in the special features of this release I was hoping it was because they'd been re-instated; it's rumoured a completely uncut DVD version does exist. Instead, mysteriously, at least another 30 minutes have been deleted for this Region 2 release (a fuller version, plus the originally deleted scenes currently exists to be viewed on YouTube).

Many key scenes which show the appauling treatment Judy received at the hands of MGM are missing, most noticably gone is the scene where she collapses on the set of "Girl Crazy" after being pushed too hard by Berkley. Completely gone is her mother's marriage to her second husband and the effect it had on Judy. Also missing is Judy's dissappointment at hearing about Artie Shaw's sudden marraige and, to the best of my recollection, most, if not all, of the material detailing her career and emotional state after "Oz" and before "Star" has vanished. Also gone is her departure from Mark Heron after discovering him with another man; one minute he's there, the next he's unexplainably gone, as is Judy's dissasterous trip to Australia with him.

For a first time viewer it won't be too noticable, although the cuts do detract from allowing the viewer a better understanding of why Judy was the way she was.

My advice would be to hunt down a version which contains the "deleted scenes" in the special features section, which means that it won't have been hacked to pieces as this British version has been.

The additional cuts to this version are a great shame and were completely unnecessary.
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