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A Missed Opportunity...
on 11 March 2010
I'm afraid that Optimum have failed to live up to their dictionary definition ('best result obtainable') with this DVD because all they seem to have done is re-release the original version from 2000. 10 years down the line and it's still a non-anamorphic widescreen picture in a 4x3 box - what a disappointment!
The sparse 'extras' comprise a vintage film trailer - the same as the original disc. Maybe Robert Morse would do a commentary or interview (he's now in his late seventies) - but I doubt anyone's bothered to ask him!
I'd guess that a 1966 stereo master tape of the songs from this film is sitting in an MGM vault somewhere - it would be great to have that dubbed onto the DVD soundtrack.
I really like this film, but I can't recommend this lazy effort. If you can find the original DVD cheaper you might as well get that.