(July 12, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – Get ready for one of the liveliest, leaping-est, sassiest and happiest musicals ever, as Warner Home Video presents the 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release of the classic “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” on October 12. The pre-order date is September 7. Directed by Stanley Donen (“Singin’ in the Rain”), and starring Jane Powell (“Royal Wedding,” “Hit the Deck”) and Howard Keel (“Annie Get Your Gun,” “Kiss Me Kate”), “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” was nominated for four Academy® Awards and won for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. This Western musical is distinguished by a soaring score by Saul Chaplin (“Kiss Me Kate,” “West Side Story”) and Gene de Paul (“Alice in Wonderland”) with lyrics by Johnny Mercer (“Moon River”), and brilliant, acrobatic dancing scenes choreographed by Michael Kidd (“Band Wagon,” “Guys and Dolls”). Presented for the first time on DVD in new anamorphic 16x9 format transfer, enhanced for widescreen and with new Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio, the “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Two-Disc Special Edition DVD has extras to please every mountain man or woman, including the newly remastered original CinemaScope (2.55:1) version as well as the rarely-seen alternate widescreen (1.75:1) version, director Stanley Donen’s commentary, a newly updated cast & crew documentary, vintage featurettes and premiere newsreel, and a Donen musicals trailer gallery, all for a $26.99 SRP. With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, 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, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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