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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 6, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary
    • Vintage featurettes, footage and audio
    • Alternate Audrey Hepburn vocals
    • Posters and lobby cards with Rex Harrison radio interview
    • Comments on a lady
    • Trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1964 - Best Actor: Rex Harrison
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: André Previn
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Cinematography: Harry Stradling
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Costume Design (Color)
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Director: George Cukor
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1964 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh95%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 55

Upright90%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 186,981
If this particular Eliza has so much feeling that the prettiness almost overbalances, well, that I think is a bonus. Full Review
The Spectator
Feb 20, 2019
In this literal, beautiful, bountiful version of the most gilt-edged attraction in theater history, Jack Warner has miraculously managed to turn gold into gold. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Feb 24, 2015
...One of the most joyous musicals ever written....Cukor's film is a pleasure to behold...
Chicago Sun-Times
Sep 23, 1994
Despite all reservations expressed, I must make clear that his fantastically successful show has been converted into a generally entertaining film. Full Review
The New Republic
Feb 6, 2013
Mr Alan Jay Lerner has done a brilliant screenplay from his own brilliant stage play. Full Review
Guardian
May 31, 2019
One of those rare, rare occasions when everything goes right, when it keeps going right and it moves and takes the spectator along, enchanted and enthralled. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Oct 22, 2018
...Glorious....Features [Beaton's] astounding costumes, [Cukor's] stately direction, the best-loved, most hummable of all Broadway scores and a sublime cast headed by [Harrison and Hepburn]...
New York Times
Sep 21, 1994

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DVD Features:

  • Region 1; USA & Canada
  • Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:

 Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
 Mono - French

Major Awards:

    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Actor: Rex Harrison
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: André Previn
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Cinematography: Harry Stradling
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Costume Design (Color)
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Director: George Cukor
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Picture
    Academy Awards 1964 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 09/21/1994

"...Glorious....Features [Beaton's] astounding costumes, [Cukor's] stately direction, the best-loved, most hummable of all Broadway scores and a sublime cast headed by [Harrison and Hepburn]..."

Chicago Sun-Times - 09/23/1994

"...One of the most joyous musicals ever written....Cukor's film is a pleasure to behold..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

By George, they've got it! From elements painstakingly restored in 1994, the film version of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is lavish, loverly and the acclaimed recipient of eight 1964 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (George Cukor).

Best Actor Oscar winner Rex Harrison reprises his signature stage role of Henry Higgins, the supremely assured phoneticist who wagers that under his tutelage, cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle can pass for a duchess at the Embassy Ball. In one of her best-loved roles, Audrey Hepburn plays Eliza. If ever there was a face the professor could grow accustomed to, it's hers. In Hartford, Heresford and Hampshire (and elsewhere), no one's fairer than My Fair Lady, one of the most irresistible musicals ever. This 2-Disc Special Edition Set includes a High Definition version of the original movie as well as many extras not included on the original DVD release.

Product Description:

A priceless classic, MY FAIR LADY has become one of the most popular musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play PYGMALION, the film swept the Academy Awards. Cecil Beaton's lavish sets and costumes and Lerner and Loewe's winning score became the background for George Cukor's striking mix of styles that ranged from the fantastic to the abstract in his telling of the tale of a waif who's educated into being a lady. Egotistical linguist Professor Henry Higgins (Oscar-winning Rex Harrison) bets his friend, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) in time for an important society ball. His gamble could pay off--but the spirited Eliza is more of a handful than the Professor could have predicted. As she slowly becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Higgins realizes, to his confusion, that he can't live without her. The film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture and Director.

Plot Synopsis:

An insufferably arrogant linguist, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), bets a colleague that he can transform a flower-selling Cockney guttersnipe into a regal lady. His quarry, the irrepressible Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), accepts his offer for diction lessons in good faith, hoping to improve her station with a career as a shopgirl. This quintessential musical, scored by Lerner and Loewe, was based on the 1913 play PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw, and virtually swept the Academy Awards, winning, among others, Best Picture, Director, and Actor (Harrison).

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Essential Cinema | Gentry | Period Piece | Rags To Riches | Recommended | Romance | Theatrical Release

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Product Description:

A priceless classic, MY FAIR LADY has become one of the most popular musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play PYGMALION, the film swept the Academy Awards. Cecil Beaton's lavish sets and costumes and Lerner and Loewe's winning score became the background for George Cukor's striking mix of styles that ranged from the fantastic to the abstract in his telling of the tale of a waif who's educated into being a lady. Egotistical linguist Professor Henry Higgins (Oscar-winning Rex Harrison) bets his friend, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) in time for an important society ball. His gamble could pay off--but the spirited Eliza is more of a handful than the Professor could have predicted. As she slowly becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Higgins realizes, to his confusion, that he can't live without her. The film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture and Director.

Plot Synopsis:

An insufferably arrogant linguist, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), bets a colleague that he can transform a flower-selling Cockney guttersnipe into a regal lady. His quarry, the irrepressible Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), accepts his offer for diction lessons in good faith, hoping to improve her station with a career as a shopgirl. This quintessential musical, scored by Lerner and Loewe, was based on the 1913 play PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw, and virtually swept the Academy Awards, winning, among others, Best Picture, Director, and Actor (Harrison).

Keywords:

Classic | Romance | Rags To Riches | Recommended | Period Piece | Gentry | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema

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