(July 29, 2002 – Burbank, CA) - On September 24, the greatest movie musical of all time, “Singin’ In the Rain,” will debut in a double-disc 50th Anniversary Edition with spectacular new digitally restored picture, all-new 5.1 audio, commentary and a torrent of extras. This beloved film will feature Warner Bros.’ newly developed “Ultra-Resolution” process, digitally remastered from three-strip Technicolor film elements. Beautifully packaged in a distinctive slipcase, the set will be priced at $26.99 SRP. This most treasured of musical classics stars Gene Kelly, who was ranked #15 on the American Film Institute’s list of the Greatest Actors of All Time, and co-stars Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Jean Hagen and Rita Moreno. Co-directed by Kelly and the legendary Stanley Donen, the film was nominated for two Academy Awards® and was ranked as one of the Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time by the AFI. Part of Warner Home Video’s new Two-Disc DVD Special Edition line, “Singin’ In the Rain 50th Anniversary Edition” also includes the all-new documentary “What a Glorious Feeling,” hosted by Debbie Reynolds. For the first time, the story of the making of this motion picture is magically brought to the screen through the personal recollections of the movie's co-stars: Reynolds, Donald O'Connor and Cyd Charisse. Other notable contributions are from co-director Stanley Donen, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green and film historian Rudy Behlmer, who bear witness to the brilliance of Gene Kelly in this documentary created by producer/director Peter Fitzgerald. Also arriving September 24 is the “Gene Kelly Collection” DVD giftset, which will include the “Singin’ In the Rain 50th Anniversary Edition” along with “An American in Paris,” “On the Town” and new-to-DVD “Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer,” the critically acclaimed “AMERICAN MASTERS” documentary, which features movie clips, rare footage, and interviews with family members and Hollywood colleagues. Turner Classic Movies/Rhino Movie Music will also be releasing the “Singin’ In The Rain 50th Anniversary” remastered 2-CD soundtrack simultaneously with the DVD. With operations in 78 international territories -- more than the video division of any other studio -- Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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