Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection coming to DVD in time for Christmas

Join Fox Home Entertainment this holiday season in a cinematic celebration of song and dance with the November 7th release of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection – a 12-DVD box set featuring six of the world’s most beloved musicals. 

Offering hours of bonus material including interviews, behind-the-scenes documentaries and much more, these exceptional presentations create the ultimate DVD gift set. The collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $99.98.

This must-have set includes new two-disc 50th Anniversary Edition DVDs of Carousel and The King and I, as well as a new two-disc Collector’s Edition of South Pacific, and the two-disc Anniversary editions of The Sound of Music, State Fair and Oklahoma!

Winners of a combined 14 Oscars, these family favorites are some of the most popular films in movie history, wowing generations of audiences across the world with their award-winning blend of unforgettable Broadway musical numbers, stunning costumes, exotic locales and legendary stars, including Julie Andrews, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Pat Boone, Ann-Margret, Shirley Jones, Bobby Darin, Rita Moreno and Christopher Plummer.

The Carousel two-disc 50th Anniversary Edition DVD is presented in widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) with Dolby 5.1 Surround and French and Spanish Mono and subtitles in Spanish. 
Bonus features include:
Audio Commentary By Star Shirley Jones and Documentary Filmmaker Nick Redman
Exclusive Isolated Musical Score
SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles
Bonus Film: 1934 French classic LILIOM, Directed by Fritz Lang, Starring Charles Boyer, and Based On The Same Play That Inspired CAROUSEL
Turns On The Carousel Featurette
Vintage Stage Excerpts – The “If I Loved You” Extended Sequence With Original Broadway Stars John Raitt and Jan Clayton
Stills and Audio From Deleted Numbers: “You’re A Queer One Julie Jordan” Performed by Barbara Ruick & Shirley Jones, “Blow High, Blow Low” Performed by Cameron Michael And Chorus
Fox Movietone News: “Carousel Opens At NY and Hollywood In Cinemascope® 55”
Original Theatrical Trailer
Behind-The-Scenes Still Gallery

The King and I two-disc 50th Anniversary Edition DVD is presented in letterboxed widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.55:1) with English Dolby 5.1 Surround and French and Spanish Mono with subtitles in Spanish. 
Bonus features include:
Audio Commentary By Film Scholar Richard Barrios and Musical Theater Historian Michael Portantiere
Exclusive Isolated Musical Score
SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles
Anna and The King TV Pilot With Commentary By Actress Samantha Eggar
Six Featurettes:  Something Wonderful: The Story of The King And I; The Kings of Broadway; The King and I Stage Version; The King of the Big Screen;
The King And I The Royal Archives; Restoring Cinemascope 55
Vintage Stage Excerpts: Songs “Getting To Know You” & “A Puzzlement” Performed By Broadway Stars Patricia Morison and Yul Brynner
Stills And Audio From Deleted Number: “Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You?” performed by Deborah Kerr and Marni Nixon
Fox Movietone News Including Charity Premiere and Yul Brynner Oscar® Clip

The South Pacific Collector’s Edition two-DVD set is presented in widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1) with Dolby English 5.1 Surround and French and Spanish mono sound with subtitles in Spanish. 
Bonus materials include:
Audio Commentary By Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President Ted Chapin and Musical Theater Writer Gerard Alessandrini
SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles
Extended “Road Show” Version of South Pacific
Commentary By Film Historian Richard Barrios
Exclusive Featurette: “Making of South Pacific”
Diane Sawyer Takes James Michener Back To The Islands Where His Tales Of The South Pacific Were Born
Vintage Stage Excerpts:  “Some Enchanted Evening” and “A Wonderful Guy” Performed By Original Broadway Stars Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza
Fox Movietone News: South Pacific On The Screen – A Perfect Hit, State Department Confers High Honor On South Pacific
Mitzi Gaynor Screen Test
Original Theatrical Trailer

The State Fair two-disc 60th Anniversary Edition DVD features both the Oscar winning original 1945 movie musical starring Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews and Dick Haymes as well as – for the first time ever on DVD – the 1962 remake with an all-star cast led by Pat Boone, Bobby Darin and Ann-Margret.  The movies are presented in their original aspect ratios (1.33:1and 2.35:1, respectively); audio on the 1962 version is remastered in English 4.0 Dolby Surround while the 1945 version is available in both English stereo and English mono; both films feature English and Spanish subtitles. 
Bonus features include:
1945 Movie Musical With Commentary By Film Historian Richard Barrios And Tom Briggs, Co-Author Of The Broadway Musical Version Of STATE FAIR
1962 Theatrical Film With Commentary By Pat Boone
1976 Television Pilot For STATE FAIR
“From Page, To Screen, To Stage,” A Making-Of Featurette
Vintage Stage Excerpt: “It Might as Well Be Spring” Performed By Mary Martin
Behind-The-Scenes Still Galleries
Original theatrical trailers

The Oklahoma! 50th Anniversary Edition two-disc set presents the definitive experience of this Oscar winning 1955 musical classic with an extensive array of bonus materials including:
Ultra-Widescreen Cinemascope Presentation (2.55:1 Aspect Ratio) As Shown In Theaters In 1955
Widescreen Todd AO Presentation, (2.20:1 Aspect Ratio) Commonly Referred To As The “Roadshow” Version
Commentary On The Cinemascope Presentation by Ted Chapin, President of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, and Hugh Fordin, Film Historian And Hammerstein Biographer
Commentary On The Todd AO Presentation By Star Shirley Jones And Film Historian Nick Redman
SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles in English and Spanish
“Cinemascope vs. Todd AO” featurette On The Various Filming And Projection Methods Used To Create The Theatrical Experience Of Oklahoma!
Vintage Stage Excerpts of “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and “People Will Say We’re In Love” With Stage Stars Florence Henderson And Gordon MacRae
Photo Galleries From Behind The Scenes
Theatrical Trailers And Teasers
Lobby Cards and One-Sheets

The Sound of Music two-disc 40th Anniversary Edition DVD brings together the entire cast for the first time in 20 years to mark this important celebration with new memories of the making of this timeless family classic.  The state-of-the-art DVD is presented in a widescreen format and features English 5.0 Surround, as well as Spanish Mono and French Surround sound and Spanish subtitles.
Bonus features include:
A Special Anniversary Introduction By Julie Andrews
Commentary By Robert Wise Taken From The Original Laserdisc
Commentary By Julie Andrews And Christopher Plummer
SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
My Favorite Things: Julie Andrews Remembers Featurette
Julie Andrews And Christopher Plummer: A Reminiscence Featurette
On Location With The Sound Of Music Featurette
From Liesl To Gretl: A 40th Anniversary Reunion Featurette
When You Know The Notes To Sing – The Sing-A-Long-Sound Of Music Phenomenon Is A Worldwide Event, But No Place Does It Quite Like The Hollywood Bowl
The 1998 A&E Biography: The von Trapp Family: Harmony & Discord
Storyboard Gallery
Behind-The-Scenes Photos
Lobby Cards, One-Sheets, Trailers And TV Spots

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection is now available for pre-order at Amazon. As of yet, this collection is not available in the UK. Visit the DVD database for more information.

Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.