This is the definitive collection for anyone that is looking to introduce a friend or family member to musicals. The wide array of films (which collects classics like The Jazz Singer, 42nd Street, and The Wizard of Oz) with memorable modern releases (That’s Entertainment!, Little Shop of Horrors, and Hairspray) ensures that everyone will find something that they can appreciate. What will immediately hit viewers is the visual quality of some of the earliest titles. While chances are good that viewers will have seen a sharp print of the aforementioned Wizard of Oz, Warner Brothers has spared enough expense in bringing a more obscure title (1936’s The Great Ziegfeld) into a quality that viewers will expect from the DVD format.
I feel that the musicals collected in the third chapter – 1951-1964, The Music Makers (Show Boat, Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, A Star is Born, The Music Man, and Viva Las Vegas) are the stars of this release. Younger viewers (those born after 1980) will be shown a reality that is leagues away from what they have experienced. The prosperity, opulence and glamour present in the 1950s and 1960s has no parallel, and the musicals presented here showcase this wonderfully.
Make sure to purchase a copy of Best of Warner Bros. – 20 Film Collection Musicals from the WBShop. It is currently on sale for a hair under $69. If musicals are not your forte, do not fret – Warner Brothers has released top 20, 50, and 100 best film collections. This would be a perfect addition to one’s collection, or as a gift for anyone that is looking to get into the musical genre.
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Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals DVD Review