Gigi [50th Anniversary Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1958]

  • SKU: 8971428
  • Release Date: 09/16/2008
  • Rating: G
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Disc 1:
  • Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron
  • New digital transfer
  • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Vintage short the Million Dollar Nickel
  • Classic CinemaScope cartoon the Vanishing Duck
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English, Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Japanese
  • Disc 2:
  • Thank Heaven! the Making of Gigi - sparkling new documentary about the turbulent creation of a musical classic featuring Leslie Caron and Vincente Minnelli
  • 1949 nonmusical first screen version of Gigi, starring Danièle Delorme in the title role and directed by Jacqueline Audry

Synopsis


Gigi
Leslie Caron plays Gigi, a young girl raised by two veteran Parisian courtesans (Hermione Gingold and Isabel Jeans) to be the mistress of wealthy young Gaston (Louis Jourdan). When Gaston falls in love with Gigi and asks her to be his wife, Jeans is appalled: never has anyone in their family ever stooped to anything so bourgeois as marriage! Weaving in and out of the story is Maurice Chevalier as an aging boulevardier who, years earlier, had been in love with Gingold's character. Chevalier gets most of the best Lerner & Loewe tunes, including Thank Heaven for Little Girls, I'm Glad I'm Not Young Any More, and his matchless duet with Gingold, I Remember it Well. Caron's best number (dubbed by Betty Wand) is The Night They Invented Champagne while Jourdan gets the honor of introducing the title song. Filmed on location in Paris, Gigi won several Oscars, including Best Picture; it also represented the successful American movie comeback of Chevalier, who thanks to this film was "forgiven" for his reputed collaboration with the Nazis during World War II. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Leslie Caron
    Leslie Caron - Gigi
  • Maurice Chevalier
    Maurice Chevalier - Honore Lachaille
  • Louis Jourdan
    Louis Jourdan - Gaston Lachaille
  • Hermione Gingold
    Hermione Gingold - Mme. Alvarez
  • Eva Gabor
    Eva Gabor - Liane d'Exelmans



Customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

    Posted
    marbke
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    this is a great old time musical and story that everyone should see

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An old classic that looks great

    Posted
    BDB03
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    The restored picture and sound make for an enjoyable re-wathcing of this last of the great musicals. The extras are interesting, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Happy
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    Very entertaining to watch. Puts one in good mood and happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful classic

    Posted
    wildfyre

    I love this movie and have watched it since childhood. A great Mother-Daughter movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this old movie

    Posted
    bronx

    This is a great movie. Has some great music and it's fun to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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