Blu-ray Release: Easter Parade

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 19, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Warner Home Video

Easter ParadeThe high-definition Blu-ray debut of classic musical Easter Parade is a 65th anniversary gift.

Regularly on best film lists, the 1948 movie stars Fred Astaire and Judy Garland as dance partners who fall in love. But everything gets difficult when Astaire turns down a job in the Ziegfeld Follies for them because his former partner (Ann Miller) is already there.

Easter Parade includes songs by Irving Berlin, who also brought us White Christmas, and won an Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture.

The Blu-ray comes with the same special features that were on the DVD Special Edition released in 2005. That DVD has been discontinued, but some copies can still be found. Here’s the list of the extras:

  • commentary by Fred Astaire’s daughter Ava Astaire McKenzie and Judy Garland biographer John Fricke
  • making-of documentary Easter Parade: On the Avenue
  • three-time Emmy Award winning American Masters documentary Judy Garland: By Myself
  • musical number outtake “Mr. Monotony”
  • “Mr. Monotony” dailies
  • audio only radio promo
  • audio only Screen Guild Theater broadcast from March 11, 1951
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.