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Director: Walter Lang     Starring: Deborah Kerr Yul Brynner
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202978506
UPC: 024543391029
UPC 14: 00024543391029
Rating: NR
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Rodgers & Hammerstein's...
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

"Classic performances, classic score, the best Rodgers & Hammerstein screen adaptation.  Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Excellent...Brynner gives the performance of a lifetime...Kerr is charming.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...features Yul Brynner in the role he was born to play...  The Motion Picture Guide

Editor's 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?"

Features
Video Features DVD, Sensormatic, Spanish, Subtitled
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/7/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 133 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2239102
Video UPC UPC: 00024543391029
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Carlos Rivas
Video Cast Info Deborah Kerr
Video Cast Info Martin Benson
Video Cast Info Patrick Adiarte
Video Cast Info Rex Thompson
Video Cast Info Rita Moreno
Video Cast Info Terry Saunders
Video Cast Info Yul Brynner
Video Cast Info Charles Brackett - Producer
Video Cast Info Darryl F. Zanuck - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Ernest Lehman - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Margaret Landon - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Oscar Hammerstein, II - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Richard Rodgers - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Robert L. Simpson - Editor
Video Cast Info Walter Lang - Director

Awards


Winner (1957)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Deborah Kerr, Best Actress - Musical/Comedy
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, The King and I, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy
   Video Award Name Oscar, Yul Brynner, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Oscar, John DeCuir, Paul S. Fox, Walter M. Scott, Lyle R. Wheeler, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Color
   Video Award Name Oscar, Irene Sharaff, Best Costume Design, Color
   Video Award Name Oscar, Ken Darby, Alfred Newman, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Piece
   Video Award Name Oscar, Carl Faulkner, Best Sound, Recording

Nominee (1957)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Deborah Kerr, Best Actress
   Video Award Name Oscar, Leon Shamroy, Best Cinematography, Color
   Video Award Name Oscar, Walter Lang, Best Director
   Video Award Name Oscar, Charles Brackett, Best Picture

Professional Reviews

Crazy for Cinema 9 of 10
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.

FilmsGraded.com 8 of 10
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. - Brian Koller

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Kerr,Deborah
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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