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‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Arrives on 4K Blu-ray April 26 for 70th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the classic 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time April 26 to mark the film’s 70th anniversary.

The musical romantic comedy was directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, and stars Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchel and Cyd Charisse. The film was written by Adolph Green and Betty Comden and produced by Arthur Freed. The music is by Nacio Herb Brown and the lyrics are by Arthur Freed.

O’Connor won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor — Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and Betty Comden and Adolph Green won the Writers Guild of America Award for their screenplay, while Jean Hagen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1989, Singin’ in the Rain was one of the first 25 films selected by the United States Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film ranked No. 10 on AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Movies list, No. 16 on both AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Laughs and 100 Years … 100 Passions lists, and No. 1 on AFI’s Greatest Movie Musicals list. The film’s title tune was No. 3 on AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Songs ranking.

The 4K combo pack will include the film on both a 4K disc with HDR, and a regular Blu-ray disc. The set will include previously released extras such as a commentary by Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, Stanley Donen, Betty Camden, Adolph Green, Bad Lurhmann and Rudy Behlmer; the documentary Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation; and the film’s theatrical trailer.

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The 4K edition of Singin’ in the Rain will also be available for digital purchase starting April 26.

The remastered film will screen at the TCM Film Festival on April 24. TCM Big Screen Classics will also present the 70th anniversary of Singin’ in the Rain in theaters this April in the United States. Tickets are on sale at www.FathomEvents.com.

 

 

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