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    Unique ID Code: 0000007126
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    Added on: 22/7/2000 02:30
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    My Fair Lady (UK)

    9 / 10
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    The loverliest motion picture of them all!
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 166 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    By George, they`ve got it!

    Newly transferred from elements painstakingly restored in 1994, the film version of Lerner and Loewe`s My Fair Lady is lavish, loverly and the acclaimed recipient of eight 1964 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Direcctor (George Cukor).

    Best Actor Oscar winner Rex Harrison reprises his signature stage role of Henry Higgins, the supremely assured phoneticist who wagers that under his tutelage, cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle can pass for a duchess at the Embassy Ball. In one of her best-loved roles, Audrey Hepburn plays Eliza. If ever there was a face the professor could grow accustomed to, it`s hers. In Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire (and elsewhere) no one`s fairer than My Fair Lady, one of the most irresistable musicals ever.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Commentary For Restoration Team - R. Harris, James Katz, M. Nixon and ArtDirector G. Allen
    The fairest Lady
    Wouldn`t It Be Loverly
    Show Me

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.20:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Mono Italian
    Dolby Digital Mono French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: Italian
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    George Cukor

    Written By:

    Jeremy Brett
    Gladys Cooper
    Wilfrid Hyde-White
    Stanley Holloway
    Rex Harrison
    Audrey Hepburn

    Soundtrack By:
    Frederick Loewe

    Director of Photography:
    Harry Stradling Sr.

    William H. Ziegler

    Costume Designer:
    Cecil Beaton

    Production Designer:
    Cecil Beaton
    Gene Allen

    Jack L. Warner

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A charming (but LONG!!!) movie.
    I was amazed at the number of songs I know that originated from this movie. Yeah, the DVD version was my very first glimpse of "My Fair Lady".
    The story evolves around a phonetic professor who tries to make a decent lady out of a poor flower girl.
    While he does succeed, it takes him a LONG time (did I mention the movie is too long???). :)
    The video transfer of this 36-year-old movie is amazing!!! The commentary track includes remarks from the restoration team, and you realize just how difficult it was to bring the movie back to such a glorious form. Truly unbelievable!!!
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is nice. There`s hardly any use of the surrounds, but the music and songs sound very rich and are very pleasant to the ear.
    Bottom line - a great musical that probably sounds today better than it did 3 and a half decades ago.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 23/7/2000 04:39
    10 / 10
    this movie is a real classic rex harrison was never better audrey hepburn never looked lovelier this is one of the best musicals ofm nall time the picture and sound could not be better compare this to some recent releases and in some cases this is better.great songs some good laughs a fabulous treat and unlike oliver and aanie the song words come up so you can do a karoke.marvellous
    posted by flair on 4/3/2001 14:25
    10 / 10
    Funny (come on Dover move your bloomin ass), touching (if a little ambiguous, does he or doesn`t he love her) and beautifully realized this movie belongs on every DVD lovers shelf (right next to almost everything else a Hepburn was associated with)
    The picture is vibrant
    The sound is great (the horses truly run across the room right behind you.)
    The story timesless.
    Treasure it.
    posted by linc on 24/11/2003 23:19