Singing in the Rain Blu-Ray Review: Celebrating 60 Years

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Singin' in the Rain, the number one musical of all time, according to AFI, is celebrating 60 years by being released in a one-of-a-kind and limited edition Blu-Ray set. Movie Fanatic received the impressive package and could not recommend it more.

Singin in the Rain Blu-Ray Set
First of all, Gene Kelly’s smile has never looked as radiant as it does in hi-def. In fact, the movie is a beauty to behold on so many levels. 

Great sound and picture is to be expected with any Blu-Ray release, but there is something truly special about the job done by Warner Bros. with the Singin’ in the Rain 60th Anniversary edition.

The set we received not only wowed us with the movie itself, but also with what was included in the Blu-Ray limited edition set.

The multi-disc set includes the astounding content listed below. It is one of the best special feature additions for a classic film that we have ever witnessed.

Singin’ in the Rain 60th Anniversary Edition Special Features:
  • Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation: All-new Documentary presented in High Definition on Blu-ray
  • Commentary by Stanley Donen, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, and film historian Rudy Behlmer
  • Great Performances: Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM, a 1996 PBS documentary about the career of producer/songwriter Arthur Freed
  • The Making of Singin’ in the Rain
  • You are My Lucky Star: Outtake musical number
  • Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed Film Excerpts (a collection of 12 film clips from earlier films with Freed/Brown songs)
  • Scoring Stage Session Cues
  • Stills gallery
  • Theatrical trailer (below)

Also included in the box set are treats that no Singin’ in the Rain fan should be without, including:

  • 48-page hardcover commemorative book that highlights the behind-the-scenes history of how the musical made it to the big screen
  • Collective full-size umbrella with charm
  • Original theatrical door panel display reproduction

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Singin' in the Rain Quotes

Don Lockwood: Now Lina, you've been reading all those fan magazines again! Now look Lina, you shouldn't believe all that banana oil Dora Bailey and the columnists dish out. Now try to get this straight: there is nothing between us. There has never been anything between us. Just air.
Lina: Oh, Donny, you don't mean that.

Lina, you were fabulous. You sang as good as Kathy Selden.

Cosmo Brown