The King and I (2-DVD) G

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 31, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc 1
    • Songs-Only Option
    • Sing-Along Subtitles (English)
    • Disc 2
    • 6 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
    • Vintage Stage Excerpts
    • Stills and Audio from Deleted Number:
    • "Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You'" Performed by Deborah Kerr and Mami Nixon
    • Anna and the King TV Pilot
    • Fox Movietone News Including Charity Premiere
    • and Yul Brynner Oscar Clip
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.0 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
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Composition by &
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Art Direction by &
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1956 - Best Actor: Yul Brynner
Academy Awards 1956 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Alfred Newman & Ken Darby
Academy Awards 1956 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1956 - Best Costume Design (Color)
Academy Awards 1956 - Best Sound Recording

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh96%

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Total Count: 26

Upright83%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 60,981
Rating: B+ -- Walter Lang's screen version is too theatrical but the score by Rodgers and Hammerstein is glorious and the acting by Yul Brynner in his most iconic role and Deborah Kerr is superb, overcoming Marnie Nixon's colorless voice. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jan 29, 2009
Over-long but visually spectacular. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- The popular pick for the best Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is probably The Sound of Music, but I'm throwing in for The King and I.
Filmcritic.com
Dec 30, 2006
Already saluted here but deserving another mention. It's a glorious musical, by far the best Rodgers-and-Hammerstein show ever filmed. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Nov 25, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- If you don't...see [The King and I], believe us, you'll be missing a grand and moving thing. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rating: 4/4 -- A chronicle of colonialism that poses itself as an easy-to-dismiss artifact, yet reveals itself to be an enduring statement about why people can't get along. Full Review
Film Freak Central
Feb 27, 2007
All the ingredients that made Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I a memorable stage experience have been faithfully transferred to the screen. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009

Product Description:

Rogers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical, adapted from Margaret Landon's fact-based novel and the 1946 film ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM, makes a spectacularly successful move to the silver screen in the Yul Brynner tour de force THE KING AND I. Brynner, reprising the role he'd polished to perfection on stage, plays the blustering, headstrong Siamese potentate who meets his match in the form of Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), the prim and proper English widow he's hired to oversee the rearing of his huge, unruly flock of children.

Director Walter Lang (TIN PAN ALLEY) presents THE KING AND I, one of the most popular musicals in cinema history, as a dizzyingly bountiful Technicolor feast. Kerr (aided during songs by the overdubbed voice of Marni Nixon) contributes a dynamic performance that is every bit the equal of Brynner's transcendent, career-defining turn, for which he won an Academy Award. The delightful score, which also garnered an Oscar, includes three perennial favorite show tunes: "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Getting to Know You," and "Shall We Dance'"

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  • Sales Rank: 722
  • UPC: 024543346517
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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