Brigadoon film Product Information
|Category||Musical DVDs, Music Video Movies, Romance Videos, Classic, Musical, Fantasy, Dance, G-Rated, Love Story, Scotland, Bucolic|
|Starring||Van Johnson, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Eddie Quillan, Elaine Stewart, George Chakiris, Virginia Bosler, Barry Jones, Hugh Laing, Albert Shayne, Jimmy Thompson|
|Costume Designer||Irene Sharaff|
|Director of Photography||Joseph Ruttenberg|
|Lyricist||Alan Jay Lerner|
|Music Director||Johnny Green|
|Production Designer||Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames|
The highland village of Brigadoon normally remains invisible, sleeping in the Scottish mists. But one day in every one hundred years, the town magically materializes. And when that day of joyful celebration ends, Brigadoon vanishes from the countryside and returns to its slumber. There's only one catch: no native can leave the village or it will disappear forever.
Brigadoon review Product Description
A pair of American hunters stumble upon Brigadoon on the single day it's come to life, and when one of them falls for a lovely lass, he is tempted to take refuge there. ...See Full Description
Brigadoon movie Customer Reviews
Good clear picture.Good colour.Sound very acceptable considering age of production. It is a shame that distributors do not produce dvd's in anamorphic, as this produces a much better result.
By rodney.hughes (Erith, Kent, U.K.)
|Musicals - Dancing|
One of the best I have ever seen
By becato_b (San Juan, PR - USA)
||One of the Best of the Cinemascope Musicals|
Minnelli was anxious to film this musical in Scotland which would have been a real treat but the painted backdrops are not disquised and add to the fantasy aspect of the musical. This was filmed on the largest soundstage at the Burbank Studios and the Kelly/Charisse dance sequences are a pleasure to watch. The wedding sequence is also a spectacular and is faithful to the stage production (the lead dancer being borrowed from the Broadway stage). Van Johnson delivers a performance as the alcoholic cynic with aplomb (I'd have to look up if he was nominated for the Oscar but it is a worthy comedic and dramatic performance). Loved the cut from the serenity of Brigadoon to the brashness of NYC accompanied by an orchestral dissonant blast of music. Good print and well engineered reproduction of the multi-channel Cinemascope sound make this a great disc.
By gwlightwizard (Orange County, California)
Letter Box format didn't work well on a 42 inch wide screen. I suggest full screen for this one. Other than that, this is a great musical. Gene Kelley is at the peak of his dancing career and really does a great job. The costuming is well researched and authentic. The story line is captivating.
By indsigma (Delta, OH)
seen this movie?
Brigadoon video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1263871|
|DVD Encoding||Region 1|
|Release Date||Mar 15, 2005|
|Running Time||108 Minutes|
|Movie Details||Color; Letter Boxed; Widescreen|
Brigadoon DVD Features
Letterbox - 1.85