New Release: Meet Me in St. Louis Blu-ray

Release Date: Dec. 13, 2011
Price: Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Warner Home Video

Meet Me in St. Louis movie scene

Judy Garland sings a song about a trolley in Meet Me in St. Louis.

The 1944 Technicolor Hollywood musical classic Meet Me in St. Louis, starring Judy Garland (A Star is Born), will surely shimmer in its Blu-ray debut.

The fan-favorite film, which was nominated for four Oscars, was directed by Vincente Minnelli (An American in Paris) and co-stars Margaret O’Brien (1943’s Jane Eyre) and Mary Astor (The Maltese Falcon).

The movie offers a slice of Americana as it deals with the lives and loves of the irrepressible Smith family during the year of the St. Louis World’s Fair.

“The Boy Next Door,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “The Trolley Song” are a handful of the standards from the film, which was one of the two highest-grossing MGM theatrical releases of its time.

Meet Me in St. Louis is offered in Warner’s premium Blu-ray Book packaging, which offers 40-plus pages of photos and trivia.

The package of bonus materials, all of which were included on previously released DVD editions of the film, include the following:

  • introduction by Liza Minnelli
  • commentary by Garland biographer John Fricke with Margaret O’Brien; screenwriter Irving Brecher; songwriter Hugh Martin; and daughter of producer Arthur Freed, Barbara Freed-Saltzman
  • Meet Me in St. Louis: The Making of an American Classic, narrated by Roddy McDowall
  • Hollywood: The Dream Factory, an Emmy-Award winning 1972 MGM-TV special narrated by Dick Cavett (first time on home video)
  • Becoming Attractions: Judy Garland 1996 TCM special
  • Meet Me in St. Louis 1966 TV pilot with Shelley Fabares and Celeste Holm
  • Bubbles 1930 Warner Bros. short film featuring Judy Garland at age 7
  • Skip To My Lou rare 1941 musical short film with Meet Me in St. Louis composers Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
  • Audio Vault
    • Boys and Girls Like You and Me outtake (reconstruction using still photographs)
    • Lux Radio Theater Broadcast from December 2, 1946
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.