Posted Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 01:40 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The classic musical looks to be getting the royal Blu-ray treatment in 2012!
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers is preparing a special 'Singin' in the Rain: 60th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' for Blu-ray sometime in 2012.
America’s beloved musical gem, starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, celebrates its 60th Anniversary on Blu-ray for the very first time with an all new 3-Disc Blu-ray & DVD Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The sensational limited and numbered 3-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition will feature the film both on Blu-ray and DVD, and includes an all new hi-definition documentary, and special collectible memorabilia.
Specs have yet to be revealed for the 3-disc set, but supplements will include: Commentary by Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, Stanley Donen,Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Baz Luhrmann, and Rudy Behlmer; "Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation” All New Documentary; "Great Performances: Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM” (1996 PBS Documentary); "What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of Singin' in the Rain"; "You Are My Lucky Star" Outtake; Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed Film Excerpts (A collection of 12 film clips from earlier movies that originally carried the Freed/Brown songs.); 26xScoring Stage Session Cues; Stills Gallery; and a Trailer.
The discs come packaged in an individually numbered box with 48 page hard cover production book with never-before-seen memos and photos; a custom full-size umbrella (40” diameter, consumer value $29.99); and theatrical poster reproductions.
Suggested list price for the set is $84.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Singin' in the Rain: 60th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under PENDING.
See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.