Blu-ray Release: Oklahoma! (1999)

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 4, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Image


Oklahoma! sceneThe 1999 West End revival of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! took London by storm…and catapulted the young Australian actor Hugh Jackman (Real Steel) to international stardom.

Oklahoma! forever changed the the concept of the stage musical, a particularly American art form.  Not only did it provide some of the greatest show tunes ever written, including “Oklahoma!,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” but the musical numbers were written to move the story’s narrative forward as well. And Agnes de Mille’s breathtaking original choreography was something Broadway theatregoers had never seen before.

Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Strohman, the 1999 film of the West End production of Oklahoma! Also stars Josefina Gabrielle, Maureen Lipman, Jimmy Johnson and Vicki Simon.

Image previously released a DVD edition of Oklahoma! back in 1993.

A making-of featurette is included on the Blu-ray as a bonus feature.

Check out Hugh singing the classic “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’:
 

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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.