My Fair Lady
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Special Edition (1964)
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- Release Date: 14-09-2009
- Format: DVD
- Number of Discs: 2
- Catalogue Number: PHE1109
- Label: Paramount
- A priceless classic, MY FAIR LADY has become one of the most popular musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play PYGMALION, the film swept the Academy Awards. Cecil Beaton's lavish sets and costumes and Lerner and Loewe's winning score became the background for George Cukor's striking mix of styles that ranged from the fantastic to the abstract in his telling of the tale of a waif who's educated into being a lady. Egotistical linguist Professor Henry Higgins (Oscar-winning Rex Harrison) bets his friend, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) in time for an important society ball. His gamble could pay off--but the spirited Eliza is more of a handful than the Professor could have predicted. As she slowly becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Higgins realizes, to his confusion, that he can't live without her. The film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture and Director.
Special Features Include
Audio commentary from art director Gene Allen, singer Marni Nixon and restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz
Comments from Martin Scorsese and Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Image galleries: black & white production stills, production documents, architectural drawings and costume sketches from Oscar-winner Cecil Beaton
'More Loverly Than Ever - The Making of My Fair Lady': an all-new documentary (60 mins)
'The Fairest Fair Lady': a 'making of' featurette
Audrey Hepburn's alternative vocals for "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "Show Me"
Production footage from 1963
Footage from the Los Angeles premiere
Footage from the 37th Oscar ceremony and Rex Harrison's Golden Globe acceptance speech
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