Showing posts with label Fred Astaire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fred Astaire. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Ghost Story (1981)

Directed by John Irvin and starring Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, 
John Houseman, Craig Wasson and Alice Krige.

DVD bought in 2007
110m 40s

Theatrical Trailer

Monday, 23 March 2015

That's Entertainment (1974)

That's Entertainment! (1974) Directed by Jack Haley Jr. and hosted by Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Bing Crosby, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, and Liza Minnelli. 134mins

That's Entertainment II (1976) Directed by Gene Kelly and hosted by Fred Astaire and 
Gene Kelly. 126mins

That's Entertainment III (1994) Directed by Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan and hosted by   Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, and Esther Williams.. 113mins

4-disc DVD Collection bought in 2004

4 hours of featurettes and documentaries on the bonus disc.
Theatrical Trailers

The Towering Inferno (1974)

Directed by John Guillermin and starring Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, 
Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Jennifer Jones, Richard Chamberlain, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, 
Robert Vaughn and OJ. Simpson.

DVD bought in 2003

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2006

Blu-ray bought in 2012
164m 52s


 2-disc DVD

Commentary by Film Historian F.X. Feeney
Inside the Tower: We Remember
Innovating Tower: The SPFX of an Inferno
The Art of Towering
Irwin Allen: The Great Producer
Directing the Inferno
Putting Out Fire
Running on Fire
Still the World's Tallest Building
The Writer: Stirling Silliphant
Vintage Promotional Material
Extended and Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Silk Stockings (1957)

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charrise, Janis Paige and Peter Lorre.

DVD bought in 2004
117m 26s

Cole Porter in Hollywood: Satin and Silk
Paree, Paree - vintage musical short
The Poet and Peasant Overture - vintage musical short
Theatrical Trailer

Saturday, 14 February 2015

The Band Wagon (1953)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005
112m 10s

Commentary by Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein
New making-of documentary: "Get Aboard! The Band Wagon"
Vintage documentary: "The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli"
Outtake musical number: Two Faced Woman, plus dailies
Musical short: Jack Buchanan with the Glee Quartet
Astaire trailer gallery

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Directed by Charles Walters and starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Oscar Levant.

DVD bought in 2007
108m 54s

New featurette: Reunited at MGM: Astaire and Rogers Together Again
Vintage short: Annie Was a Wonder
Classic Droopy cartoon: Wags to Riches
Theatrical trailer

Easter Parade (1948)

Directed by Charles Walters and starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford and Ann Miller.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005

Blu-ray bought in 2015
103m 22s


DVD extras - 

Audio commentary by Fred Astaire's daughter Ava Astaire McKenzie and 
Judy Garland biographer John Fricke
Judy Garland Trailer Gallery:
Easter Parade: On The Avenue (34mins)
American Masters: Judy Garland – By Myself (116mins)
Mr. Monotony - outtake musical number
Theatrical trailer
Radio promo
Screen Guild Playhouse radio production of "Easter Parade", featuring the film's stars (54mins)

Friday, 6 February 2015

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Collection vol.1-2

DVD collection bought in 2013


Movies included in the sets -

Flying Down to Rio (1933)
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Top Hat (1935)
Roberta (1935)
Follow the Fleet (1936)
Swing Time (1936)
Shall We Dance (1937)
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

Extras include commentaries, featurettes, shorts and cartoons.