Saturday, April 07, 2007

Coming to DVD: Dream Factory Musicals, Vol. 2

This week came the good news that Warners will be following up last year's Classic Musicals From The Dream Factory with a new set of MGM musicals.

Classic Musicals From the Dream Factory, Vol. 2, will be comprised of THE PIRATE, ROYAL WEDDING, BELLE OF NEW YORK, WORDS AND MUSIC, TOAST OF NEW ORLEANS, THAT MIDNIGHT KISS, and the highlights film THAT'S DANCING!

The set will be released on July 24th, 2007. The DVD artwork can be seen at the subject link.

THE PIRATE and WORDS AND MUSIC will contain commentary tracks. The ROYAL WEDDING disc will include last year's PRIVATE SCREENINGS interview with Stanley Donen.

Other extras include outtakes, audio-only outtakes, "making of" featurettes, and trailers, as well as shorts and cartoons from the years the films were released.

A 2-disc special edition of AN AMERICAN PARIS will be released within the next year. Esther Williams, Eleanor Powell, Garland/Rooney, and Fred Astaire sets are also in the works. HIT THE DECK and KISMET are expected to be released in 2008.

There are a number of somewhat less well-known MGM musicals I'm still anxiously awaiting on DVD, including YOLANDA AND THE THIEF (perhaps this will be in the Astaire set), THE GLASS SLIPPER, LOVELY TO LOOK AT, TWO GIRLS AND A SAILOR, LILI, and a host of Jane Powell films, especially TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE.


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