Posted Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The 1933 musical will make its Blu-ray debut next month.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Archive is set to release '42nd Street' on Blu-ray on April 21.
Meet a dewy-eyed ingenue, a gee-whiz tenor, stuck-up stars, hard-up producers, brassy blondes and "shady ladies from the 80s." They're all denizens of 42nd Street, belting out ageless Harry Warren/Al Dubin songs and tapping out Busby Berkeley's sensational Depression-lifting production numbers.
The put-on-a-show plot spins merrily, full of snappy banter and new faces Ruby Keeler (her movie debut), Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. The show-stopping numbers (Shuffle Off to Buffalo, You're Getting to be a Habit with Me and the title tune) still dazzle. Looking and sounding its best in years via this new digital transfer from the restored original camera negative and optical audio tracks, 42nd Street shows that good times never go out of style.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements include: From Book to Screen to Stage (2006 Retrospective documentary), Hollywood Newsreel (Vintage WB Short Subject), A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (Vintage WB Short Subject), Harry Warren - America's Foremost Composer (Vintage WB Short Subject), The 42nd Street Special (Vintage WB Short Subject), Young and Healthy (Vintage WB 1933 Cartoon), Shuffle Off to Buffalo (Vintage WB 1933 Cartoon) (1080p HD), and Original Theatrical Trailer.
You can find the latest specs for '42nd Street' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 21.
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