King and I-50th Anniversary Edition

Directed By: Walter Lang Starring: Deborah Kerr Yul Brynner

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Product Overview

This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award winning performance, an inforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes o Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.Episodes-Bonus Features:Disc 1:1956 Widescreen FeatureCommentary by Richard Barrios and Michael PortantiereIsolated ScoreDisc 2:Special Features Include:Anna and the King TV pilotCommentary by Samantha EggerSomething Wonderful: The Story of The King And IThe Kings of BroadwayThe King and I Stage VersionThe King of the Big ScreenA Royal ProductionRestoring Cinescope 55Vintage Stage Excerpts:Getting To Know You & A Puzzlement performed by Patricia Morison and Yul BrynnerAdditional Song:Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You performed by AnnaMovietone News:Charity Premieres of The King And I Musical MilestoneIngrid Bergman and Yul Brynner Oscar WinnersAustralians from Yul Brynner ClubSystem Requirements:Running Time 133 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202978506
UPC 024543391029
UPC 14 00024543391029
Format DVD
Release Date 11/7/2006
Rating NR
Keywords
Adventure
Classic
Essential Cinema
Friends
Period Piece
Recommended
Romance
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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?"
Directors
Walter Lang
Actors
Deborah Kerr
Yul Brynner
Cast & Crew
Carlos Rivas - Actor
Charles Brackett - Producer
Darryl F. Zanuck - Executive Producer
Deborah Kerr - Actor
Ernest Lehman - Screenplay
Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Margaret Landon - Based On Novel By
Martin Benson - Actor
Oscar Hammerstein, II - Based On Play By
Patrick Adiarte - Actor
Rex Thompson - Actor
Richard Rodgers - Original Music By
Rita Moreno - Actor
Robert L. Simpson - Editor
Terry Saunders - Actor
Walter Lang - Director
Yul Brynner - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1956
Catalog ID 2239102
UPC 00024543391029
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 133 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
Winner (1957) Golden Globe, Deborah Kerr, Best Actress - Musical/Comedy,Golden Globe, The King and I, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy,Oscar, Yul Brynner, Best Actor,Oscar, John DeCuir, Paul S. Fox, Walter M. Scott, Lyle R. Wheeler, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Color,Oscar, Irene Sharaff, Best Costume Design, Color,Oscar, Ken Darby, Alfred Newman, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Piece,Oscar, Carl Faulkner, Best Sound, Recording
Nominee (1957) Oscar, Deborah Kerr, Best Actress,Oscar, Leon Shamroy, Best Cinematography, Color,Oscar, Walter Lang, Best Director,Oscar, Charles Brackett, Best Picture
Reviews
ReviewSource Crazy for Cinema
Review Though not initially one of my favorite musicals, I have to say that it's growing on me. With every viewing I like it more and more. I find myself unable to resist watching it whenever I know it's on TV. There's just something about the story, the music, the costumes, set design and performances that draws me in and refuses to let go. I'm sure some of the pull is Yul Brynner, who is a sexy force to be reckoned with. It's not easy to make arrogance charming, yet he pulls it off beautifully as the impatient and intelligent King of Siam...The music also plays a key role, uplifting the narrative and adding joy to the proceedings. You'll be humming the tunes for days afterwards. A true cinema classic that can be enjoyed again and again.
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource FilmsGraded.com
Review The story of "The King and I" remains largely faithful to the 1946 film version, although it has been made more gentle (the characters of Louis and Tuptim survive in the musical incarnation). The $6.5 million production also boasts glorious widescreen color cinematography, showcasing the costumes and sets better than the original...Brynner, of course, makes an excellent King of Siam. His character has more bark than bite, and is often quite funny; sometimes he even gets the best of Anna, which is no small task since her character is more or less perfect.
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Reviewer Brian Koller
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Sensormatic, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Kerr,Deborah
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal Classic performances, classic score, the best Rodgers & Hammerstein screen adaptation.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Excellent...Brynner gives the performance of a lifetime...Kerr is charming.
The Motion Picture Guide ...features Yul Brynner in the role he was born to play...
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