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Director: Joshua Logan     Starring: Mitzi Gaynor Rossano Brazzi
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South Pacific-Collectors Edition DVD 1 of 1
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202978492
UPC: 024543381525
UPC 14: 00024543381525
Rating: NR
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Rodgers & Hammerstein's...
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Academy Award -winning "South Pacific" is a towering musical masterpiece and the tender love story of a na ve young Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) and an older French Plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi) on a U.S. occupied South Sea island. The breathtaking score is highlighted by some of the most romantic songs ever written: "Some Enchanted Evening," "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," "Younger Than Springtime" and more. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, South Pacific ranks among the most celebrated of Rodgers and Hammerstein's acclaimed musicals.Episodes-Bonus Features:Disc 1:Original Theatrical Release w/SCommentary by Ted Chapin and Gerard AlessandriniEnglish Sing-a-long SubtitlesDisc 2:Road Show Version wSCommentary by Richard BarriosMaking of South Pacific60 Minutes: The Tales of The South PacificVintage Stage Excerpt:"I'm Goint To Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,""Finale,""Some Enchanted Evening,"&"A Wonderful Guy"performed by MaryMartin and Ezio Pinza."South Pacific" On The Screen-A Perfect HitState Department Confers High Honor on "South Pacific"Screen Test: Mitzy GaynorTheatricalTrailerStill GallerySystem Requirements:Running Time 151 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE

"...poignant and thoughtful lyrics put to classic melodies.  David Bezanson, FilmCritic.com
"...one great Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.  Steve Crum, Video-ReviewMaster.com

Editor's Note
A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic revolving around a forbidden love affair between a native girl and a young American sailor on a Pacific island during World War II. Songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy," and "Bali H'ai." Academy Award Nominations: 3. Academy Awards: Best Sound.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, 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: 151 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1958
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2238154
Video UPC UPC: 00024543381525
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
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info John Kerr
Video Cast Info Mitzi Gaynor
Video Cast Info Ray Walston
Video Cast Info Rossano Brazzi
Video Cast Info Buddy Adler - Producer
Video Cast Info George P. Skouras - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info James Michener - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Joshua Logan - Director
Video Cast Info Joshua Logan - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Oscar Hammerstein, II - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Paul Osborn - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Richard Rodgers - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Robert L. Simpson - Editor
Plot Summary
Love blossoms on a paradisical South Seas island during World War II in this splashy screen production of the hit Broadway musical. A Navy nurse falls for a French planter, an American lieutenant woos a fetching native girl and an assortment of sailors lust after female military personnel. All this amorous activity, with the attendant problems of interracial romance, provide fodder for the some of Rodger & Hammerstein's most famous and well-loved tunes, including "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair," "Bali Ha'i," and "Got to Be Taught to Hate."

Awards


Nominee (1959)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, South Pacific, Best Motion Picture - Musical
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Mitzi Gaynor, Best Motion Picture Actress - Comedy/Musical
   Video Award Name Grammy, Alfred Newman, Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score or Original Cast

Winner (1959)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Fred Hynes, Best Sound

Nominee (1959)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Leon Shamroy, Best Cinematography, Color
   Video Award Name Oscar, Ken Darby, Alfred Newman, Best Music, Scoring Of A Musical Picture

Professional Reviews

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the delicious, good-hearted exuberance of this WWII romantic musical, as well as the Rodgers & Hammerstein score, that grab you." 01/01/2011

Reel.com 9 of 10
With the exception of their final musical, The Sound of Music, South Pacific is Rodgers and Hammerstein's only other work to grapples with a political and moral issue directly. As in Carousel, the characters in South Pacific possess odious traits, yet they are never mere stick figures. Instead, they are human beings capable of evolving...South Pacific is the most handsome of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. Like Oklahoma!, it gets a comic boost from its supporting characters. Ray Walston, in particular, as a scheming seaman is a scream - and he looks just great in a grass skirt and wig during the "Honey Bun" number. With songs like "Honey Bun" and "Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair" on the soundtrack, South Pacific also benefits from one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's brightest scores. - Pam Grady

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Brazzi,Rossano
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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