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On July 17, the musical treasure Singin in the Rain ends an 18-month moratorium to celebrate its 60th anniversary in harmonious high style with the debut of a three-disc Ultimate Collectors Edition Blu-ray & DVD Pack from Warner Home Video. The beloved film, with memorable songs, lavish routines, and Gene Kellys eponymous song-and-dance number was WHVs first title to receive their Ultra-Resolution process. Now 10 years later, for its 60th anniversary Blu-ray debut, Singin in the Rain has been refined even more with a 4k scan of the Technicolor 3-strip negatives and a new DTS-MASTER (uncompressed audio). AFIs #1 Movie Musical will be offered in a new limited and numbered gift set edition with four hours of bonus content and will be beautifully packaged and ready for new generations of fans to enjoy. The Blu-ray & DVD Pack will be priced at $84.99 SRP. A single disc Blu-ray will also be available for $19.98 SRP and a Two-disc Special Edition DVD for $14.96 SRP.
"Sixty years ago, no one dreamed that we would still be watching Singin in the Rain in 2012. But here we are with a beautiful new 60th anniversary digital restoration on Blu-ray. Gene would be very proud, notes Gene Kelly's widow, film historian Patricia Ward Kelly.
Singin in the Rain, set in the days of Hollywoods transition from silent films to "talkies," continues to this day to provide pure cinematic entertainment. It stars Gene Kelly at the pinnacle of his career and co-stars Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Jean Hagen and Rita Moreno. Written by legendary musical book writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin in the Rain was helmed by legendary directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards ® and has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time by the AFI and Entertainment Weekly, among others. The film will also be celebrated on Friday, July 13 with a special screening, including a personal appearance and commentary by Mrs. Kelly at the new Warner Bros. Theater in the Smithsonians National Museum of American History as part of their Advent of Sound Film Festival. For more information visit http://bit.ly/A3gozA.
Singin in the Rain 60th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition will include a brand new documentary, Singin in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation, presented in high definition on Blu-ray. In addition to another half-dozen vintage special features, this new edition will be presented in a 48-page hard cover book, with never-before-seen production memos and photos. It will also contain reproductions of the original theatrical posters from the films premier and a full-size commemorative umbrella (dance in the rain at your own risk!).
Singin in the Rain 60th Anniversary Edition Special Features
* Singin in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation: All-new Documentary presented in High Definition on Blu-ray
* Commentary by Stanley Donen, Debbie Reynolds, Donald OConnor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, and film historian Rudy Behlmer
* Great Performances: Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM, a 1996 PBS documentary about the career of producer/songwriter Arthur Freed
* The Making of Singin in the Rain
* You are My Lucky Star: Outtake musical number
* Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed Film Excerpts (a collection of 12 film clips from earlier films with Freed/Brown songs
* Scoring Stage Session Cues
* Stills gallery
* Theatrical trailer
For more information, visit warnerbros.com
Additional information: Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition