Blu-ray Release: The Fantasticks

Blu-ray Release Date: April 14, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Jean Louisa Kelly and Joey McIntyre in The Fantasticks.

Jean Louisa Kelly and Joey McIntyre in The Fantasticks.

Featuring a memorable, award-winning score by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, highlighted by the deathless “Try to Remember,” the movie version of the perennial off-Broadway musical smash The Fantasticks (2000) makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time.

Director Michael Ritchie’s film version of The Fantasticks was actually made five years before it was actually released, with an assist from Francis Ford Coppola.

A charm-drenched period-piece musical, The Fantasticks tells the story of a pair of potential young lovers (Jean Louisa Kelly, Joey McIntyre) whose romance is assisted/derailed by the machinations of their fathers, played to a fare-thee-well by Joel Grey (Cabaret) and Brad Sullivan.

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