My Fair Lady [50th Anniversary Edition] [3 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1964]

  • SKU: 1825078
  • Release Date: 10/27/2015
  • Rating: G
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (48 out of 50)

Special Features


  • 1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner
  • 3 Theatrical Featurettes
  • Academy Awards Ceremony Highlights 4/5/65
  • Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photos
  • Cecil Beaton Sketches
  • Comments On a Lady
  • George Cukor Directs Baroness Bina Rothschild
  • Los Angeles and British Premieres
  • More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady Then & Now
  • Production Tests
  • Rex Harrison BFI Honor
  • Rex Harrison Golden Globe Acceptance Speech
  • Rex Harrison Radio Interview
  • Trailers

Synopsis


My Fair Lady
At one time the longest-running Broadway musical, My Fair Lady was adapted by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe from the George Bernard Shaw comedy Pygmalion. Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, dishevelled cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison). After delivering a musical tirade against "verbal class distinction," Higgins tells his companion Colonel Pickering (Wilfred Hyde-White) that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, offering to pay him to teach her to be a lady. "It's almost irresistable," clucks Higgins. "She's so deliciously low. So horribly dirty." He turns his mission into a sporting proposition, making a bet with Pickering that he can accomplish his six-month miracle to turn Eliza into a lady. This is one of the all-time great movie musicals, featuring classic songs and the legendary performances of Harrison, repeating his stage role after Cary Grant wisely turned down the movie job, and Stanley Holloway as Eliza's dustman father. Julie Andrews originated the role of Eliza on Broadway but producer Jack Warner felt that Andrews, at the time unknown beyond Broadway, wasn't bankable; Hepburn's singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961). Andrews instead made Mary Poppins, for which she was given the Best Actress Oscar, beating out Hepburn. The movie, however, won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Harrison, and five other Oscars, and it remains one of the all-time best movie musicals. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Audrey Hepburn
    Audrey Hepburn - Eliza Doolittle
  • Rex Harrison
    Rex Harrison - Prof. Henry Higgins
  • Stanley Holloway
    Stanley Holloway - Alfred P. Doolittle
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White
    Wilfrid Hyde-White - Col. Pickering
  • Gladys Cooper
    Gladys Cooper - Mrs. Higgins



Overall customer rating

4.8
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, classic American musical!

    Posted
    myfairpatti
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    In the grand style of Hollywood-past, this movie has it all: elaborate sets, period costumes, and the great actors of the day (Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison). Musical numbers that may stimulate wonderful memories for "senior" viewers, or engage a new fan-base of younger folks. ABSOLUTELY safe for all ages! No language, nudity, drugs :) I invited some co-workers over, served tea and finger sandwiches and had a fun My Fair Lady party!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful classic

    Posted
    Onebat4unow
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    An all time Family favorite for the last few Generations! Audrey Hepburn at her finest.bought this originally for in law's and fell in love with it.instantly had to get it from my own. great price, awesome soundtrack, wonderful-beautifully enhanced Edition. a wonderful addition to the collection for the whole family not a disappointment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Restoration

    Posted
    laurab689
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    First of all, this is a fantastic movie and musical, hands down. I picked this up because I saw that it had been restored from 8k scans for the 50th anniversary. I have yet to watch it on a 4k tv, but it sure does look breathtaking on my Sony 1080p tv! I highly recommend if you're a fan of My Fair Lady.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    onebat4u
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    Beautifully remastered. Audrey Hepburn at her finest. Originally baught this for my mother in law but fell in love with it. Totally addictive for the whole family. Fun for all ages. Finally the addition to your collection of the film is out. A must have. Wonderful soundtrack that will leave you singing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic classic!

    Posted
    KMouse

    Fantastic classic! This is a story that i think is unique in its plot. Its the type of movie where the humor is in the words not the actions. I can't say how many times I've watched it over the years and still i catch something else said that i never noticed before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Authentic?

    Posted
    Keneko
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    I haven't watched it yet, but I'm worried because it is advertised as remastered, which is what I was looking for, but there is nothing on the packaging to indicate that it is. It looks like the original version which would be disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic Musical

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    Choppereed
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    Any musical theatre minded high schooler needs to see this classic. There are parts I wouldn't mind fast forwarding for my younger ones due to length of film, but it is a film to know

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic presentation of a classic movie

    Posted
    thelonepig
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    I'd love to shake the hand of whoever cleaned up this movie. The picture and audio quality outdoes some more recent movies. Highly recommended, and we'll worth the upgrade from DVD or the previous bluray.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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