In the 30s through the 60s musicals were all the rage. People loved the music and pageantry that was the elaborate feel of a musical! Somewhere along the line musicals films seemed to die. There is a bit of a revival of those type of films and thus the newest Mill Creek Release; a double feature of two musicals. Let’s take a look at this collection.
Our Rating System:
****=Don’t Miss it!
***=Worth a look.
**=An Ok way to spend an evening.
*=You haven’t missed anything.
Gypsy: In this made for TV production of the smash Broadway hit, Bette Midler stars as Gypsy Rose Lee a burlesque entertainer and a domineering mother. ***
South Pacific: In the South Pacific while World War II is raging on a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija) fall in love. **
While these are made for TV films and are not in the same category as their big screen counterparts; they still have great entertainment value! The audio and video quality is crisp and while there is no bonus features your talking almost 5 hours of musical goodness, how can you go wrong.
So if you love musicals as much as I do or if you just want to see what all the fuss your grandparents were talking about. Head over to www.MillCreekEnt.com or your local DVD provider and pick up a copy today!
Moral Rating: Adult themes.
Audience: Teens and Adults
Length: Almost 5 hours
DVD Released: 2013
Our DVD Rating: B+