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Oklahoma! SE in November - Detailed Specs added

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Oklahoma! Special Edition for 15th November 2005 priced at $26.98 SRP. Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900's, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is he menacing Jud, who tries to comes between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, this Academy Award winner for Best Score features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "People Will Say We're In Love."

Also available on November 15th are new Special Edition releases of State Fair and The Sound of Music

This two-disc set includes both the Todd-AO version and the CinemaScope version with a host of extra features...

Disc One

  • Presented in the ultra widescreen Cinemascope format (2.55:1 aspect ratio) never before released on DVD
  • English DD2.0 Stereo and DD5.0 Surround
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Fascinating commentary by Ted Chapin, President of The Rodgers & Hammerstem Organization and Hugh Fordin, author and film historian
  • For the first time, Sing Along subtitles in English
  • The original 1955 theatrical teaser

Disc Two
  • Widescreen Todd AO presentation (2.20:1 aspect ratio)
  • English DD2.0 Stereo and DD5.0 Surround
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Academy Award winning actress Shirley Jones (Oklahoma! and Carousel) and film and music historian Nick Redman
  • All new Cinemascope vs. Todd AO featurette on the various filming and projection methods used to create the two theatrical experiences of OKLAH034A! and how important these technologies were to the film industry at the time
  • Vintage stage excerpts of "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin` and "People Will Say We're In Love” from a rarely seen TV salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein. This 1954 special, presented on every network simultaneously, featured meticulous recreations of the original stage productions of the R&H musicals; the OKLAHOMA! sequences shown here are performed by the stars of the musical’s then current US National Tour Gordon MacRae, shortly before leaving to do the film, and an ingénue named Florence Henderson
  • The Miracle of Todd AO and The March of Todd~AO Historical industry featurettes that originally were screened after OKLAH0MA! in theatres
  • Behind the Scenes photo galleries
  • Theatrical trailers and teasers
  • The film's original lobby cards and one sheets

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