South Pacific

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For its Blu-ray release, South Pacific underwent a complete photochemical restoration of its original 65mm negative, and underwent an 8k high definition scan of the brand new interpositive.  For the first time in high definition, you can enjoy Leon Shamroy’s widescreen photography of the Hawaiian locations and be dazzled by director Joshua Logan’s famous filtered sequences.  The original soundtrack will, for the first time ever, be presented in uncompressed, Lossless D… More >>

South Pacific

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  1. Rodgers & Hammerstein were not treated well by the movies. They produced ground-breaking shows that were softened and blanded up by the time they got to the silver screen. I’ve seen great live productions of Oklahoma and Carousel and South Pacific, to name three and the movie versions are more like wax museum pieces than exciting renditions of what R&H created. (Only The Sound Of Music, one of their less revolutionary shows, is well captured on film, perhaps because it didn’t raise the thorny issues of racism or wife beating and rape that the other shows did and so there was nothing to hide.) This new BluRay edition features a stunning-looking theatrical edition of the movie starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi. On the second disc, you get the 15 minute longer Road Show version, which is noticeably less impressive. I know it’s expensive, but would it have killed them to restore that extra 15 minutes? Fine extras. But watch most of the R&H movies and it’s clear that they are ripe for remaking. Hugely popular titles with worldwide name recognition, they shouldn’t just be revived on stage or in TV movies. R&H movie musicals can easily surpass the originals with smart casting and some creativity. So what are they waiting for? Visit me online at michaelgiltz dot com.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. Movie is terrific. Be sure your blu-ray player has the latest firmware upgrades or this movie may not function on your player.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. Best musical ever put on film, best “South Pacific” you will ever see, even more magnificent in Blu-Ray format. Brings back many good memories of my time on Guam.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Version: U.S.A / FOX / Region Free

    Aspect ratio: 2.20:1

    MPEG-4 AVC BD-50 / BD+ / High Profile 4.1

    Running time: 2:37:29

    Movie size: 45,61 GB

    Disc size: 46,32 GB

    Total bit rate: 38.61 Mbps

    Average video bit rate: 30.63 Mbps

    DTS-HD Master Audio English 3722 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3722 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

    Dolby Digital Audio French 384 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps

    Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 448 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps

    Dolby Digital Audio English 448 kbps 4.0 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps

    Dolby Digital Audio English 224 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 224 kbps

    Dolby Digital Audio English 224 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 224 kbps

    Subtitles: English SDH, Parisian French, Castilian Spanish, Castilian Spanish Text, Portuguese, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin

    Number of chapters: 48

    #Audio Commentary

    #Karaoke Sing-a-long

    #Songs-Only Option

    Disc 2


    #Extended Road Show Version (SD – 172 minutes)

    #Audio Commentary

    #Documentary: Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific: Creating an American Masterpiece (HD – 94 minutes)

    #Vintage Featurette: “Making of South Pacific (HD – 14 minutes)

    #60 Minutes: Tales of the South Pacific (HD – 22 minutes)

    #Vintage Stage Excerpt (HD – 10 minutes)

    #Fox Movietone News (HD – 2 minutes)

    #Screen Test: Mitzi Gaynor (HD – 7 minutes)

    #Still Gallery (HD – 125 images)

    #Theatrical Trailer (HD – 3 minutes)
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. I’d never seen this film before but ordered it based on the strength of reviews and let me tell you, it just blew me away! The cinematograhpy and sound is just so top notch. This is an outstanding restorative work of a priceless piece of Americana on film brought to Blu-ray. One can only imagine what Fox might do with the King and I and the dance piece. The sound is just so lush and dimensional for the time it was made. Just an incredible work of art. If you are a serious fan of motion pictues, this might bring a tear to your eye. WOW and more WOW. I can’t wait to show this to my friends.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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