(aka 'I Love Louisa')

directed by Vincente Minnelli
USA 19
53

 

Fred Astaire's movement and Cyd Charisse's legs are the stuff of legend.

 

  Tony Hunter, a famous singer/dancer movie star, is feeling washed up and old hat (old top hat, tie and tails to be exact). The reporters are out for Ava Gardner, not him. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and he agrees to do it. But things begin to get out of hand, when bigshot "artistic" director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production, proclaims it's a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard (Cyd Charisse), to star opposite Tony, and it's hate at first sight. And her jealous choreographer isn't helping to ease the tension. The show is doomed by pretentiousness. But romance, a "let's put on a show" epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings. After all, this is a musical comedy!

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: January 18th, 2003 - Tokyo

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DVD Review: Warner (2-disc) - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:52:08 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.35 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Audio English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), DUB: French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Subtitles English, Spanish, French, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Commentary by Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein
• New making-of documentary: "Get Aboard! The Band Wagon"
• Vintage documentary: "The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli"
• Outtake musical number: Two Faced Woman, plus dailies
• Musical short: Jack Buchanan with the Glee Quartet
• Astaire trailer gallery

DVD Release Date: March 15th, 2005

Slim Double Keep Case
Chapters: 29

 

 

Comments:

More Warner excellence marked by vibrant color and extensive extra features. By only negative - it seems slightly less sharp than I might have anticipated, but I'll wager that this is the best this film has looked since its theatrical run. Although I am never crazy about Liza, her commentary did shed some light and the documentary on Vincente Minnelli is a treat to watch. For what they are offering here, this Boxset is a deal. We recommend!  out of

Gary W. Tooze

 





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