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White Christmas [2 Discs] [DVD] [1954]

  • SKU: 4561577
  • Release Date: 10/14/2014
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (297 out of 299)

    Special Features


    • New Special Features:
    • -Classic Holiday Moments: five Christmas television show appearences by Bing Crosby including a virtual Christmas duet between Bing & Michael Bublé
    • -Assignment Children: special 1954 UNICEF documentary featuring their first Goodwill Ambassador, Danny Kaye, with introduction by Michael Bublé
    • -White Christmas photo galleries form rehearsals, filming, & more!
    • -PLUS over an hour of previously released bonus featurettes
    • -Commentary by Rosemary Clooney
    • -Two theatrical trailers
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    White Christmas
    White Christmas, Paramount's belated follow-up to the 1942 hit Holiday Inn, was the studio's first VistaVision production. A veritable warehouse full of oldie-but-goodie Irving Berlin tunes are woven into the film's simplistic plotline, along with a handful of new songs, of which "What Can You Do With a General?" is the least memorable. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye (replacing an ailing Donald O'Connor) play nightclub entertainers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, while Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen are cast as singing-sister act Betty and Judy. The foursome travel to Vermont to visit Bob and Phil's WII commanding officer, General Waverly (Dean Jagger, who looks and sounds like Dwight D. Eisenhower!), who now runs a rustic old inn. Discovering that the general is in dire financial straits, the four entertainers secretly make plans to bail the old guy out with a big musical show, enlisting the aid of Bob and Phil's army buddies. Corny in the extreme, White Christmas evidently struck a responsive note with film fans; it was the high-grossing picture of 1954, and a decade later proved to be a ratings bonanza when it was given its network-TV premiere. Of the four stars, Crosby comes off best, especially when singing the title song at the beginning and end of the film; Kaye is a bit overshadowed this time out, though he's quite funny camping it up in a "drag" version of Irving Berlin's "Sisters." Still a big favorite on the home-video circuit, White Christmas may not be the best Bing Crosby musical on the market, but it's certainly one of the most heartwarming. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bing Crosby
      Bing Crosby - Bob Wallace
    • Danny Kaye
      Danny Kaye - Phil Davis
    • Rosemary Clooney
      Rosemary Clooney - Betty
    • Vera-Ellen
      Vera-Ellen - Judy
    • Dean Jagger
      Dean Jagger - Gen. Waverly



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 299 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Christmas classic movie

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      crazylegs
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      This is my wife's favorite Christmas movie. Although it still isn't my absolute favorite Christmas movie, after watching this movie over and over each Christmas, it is now amongst my top 5 Christmas movies. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney are the leads in a great cast of actors. The singing and dancing numbers are without peer. If nothing else you should watch this movie to watch Bing and Danny do a female impersonation of the two sisters singing act, which gives the sisters time to escape their creditors. The Blu-ray version adds to the already spectacular color the original movie possessed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Snow, snow, snow...SNOW!!!

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      JBSooner718
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      I have owned this movie in VHS form, DVD form and now Bluray. But I never get tired of seeing it. Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby should have done more movies together because their chemistry and timing was so good. The "Sisters routine" has been talked about for years and is always a delight to see but for me it was watching Vera Allen do the very fast paced dance routine called the Abraham near the end of the movie. They don't do routines like that in movies anymore. White Christmas is kind of a sequel to Holiday Inn where Bing sings the titled song I watched it recently while good, it really had nothing to do with Christmas. This movie will stand the test of time as one of the great holiday classics.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great presentation of a true classic

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      Nikonianjoe
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      I love the old hollywood musicals, and White Christmas is one of the great ones. It features excellent dancing and classic songs by the great Irving Berlin. It's bit of a remake of Holiday Inn, which also starred Bing Crosby. The blu ray looks fantastic. The story is timeless, and features the song White Christmas among many others you'll know and love. The performances are excellent all around and the color just pops. If you've never seen this, get the blu ray! It's the best looking you'll ever see this film!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Classic (But only 3 Discs)

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      DocMoonlight
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      WHITE CHRISTMAS is a bona fide holiday classic. It looks great on Blu-Ray, but potential customers should know that there is an error in Best Buy's listing of a 4 disc package. When it was first released, there were four discs: A Blu-Ray, A DVD, a DVD with special features, and a soundtrack CD. The soundtrack CD was only included with the first release of the package. All subsequent releases only have the Blu-Ray and DVDs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A true classic. Purchase and Enjoy.

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      Icefell
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      Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, Vera-Ellen, Mary Wickes to name a few who play in this 1954 film. Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. One winter, they join forces with a sister act and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. This is a romance musical with comedy elements as well. The film has nice picture and sound and gets a thumbs up, at least from me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Like a time capsule

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      ChristmasChris

      Even though White Christmas is a Christmas-time classic, let's face it: it is really a so-so movie. However, watching the Blu-ray version (on a 120" screen with an HD projector) was amazing! The video quality is astounding and seems to do an excellent job reproducing the texture of the original film version. Quickly into our viewing I realized no one in the public has been able to see this movie this way since its original theatrical released in 1954. Not to be missed for nostaglic fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great color

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      catnut
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      This movie in blu-ray is visually stunning, with vibrant colors throughout. Clooney is beautiful in a shimmering black dress, with red lipstick, blue eyes and blonde hair. Danny Kaye shows off his exceptional talent by singing, dancing and clowning. Vera-Ellen has terrific dance numbers. Crosby's soothing manner and singing are comforting. This movie is a treat anytime, not just at Christmas. Extra featurettes are interesting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A well remastered film.

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      Wells527
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      Being a huge fan of White Christmas, the bluray version was must have. I own the VHS and DVD version and was interested to see how the quality would stack up. Obviously, being a bluray the quality would be greatly enhanced and it was more than I could have expected. The sometimes stuttering scenes on the DVD were cleaned up and audio sync was greatly enhanced. The packaging and all the extras only add to this great copy.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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