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|The Judy Garland Signature Collection |
A Star is Born / The Wizard of Oz / The Harvey Girls / Love Finds Andy Hardy / In the Good Old Summertime / Ziegfeld Girl / For Me and My Gal
Actors: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, Mickey Rooney, Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan
Directors: Buster Keaton, Busby Berkeley, George B. Seitz, George Cukor, George Sidney
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Musicals & Performing Arts
Judy! Judy! Judy! Judy Garland: The Signature Collection includes 7 of Judy's unforgettable performances including A Star is Born and The Wizard of Oz! The Collection also includes 4 new-to-DVD titles starring the legendar... more »
"films of the little girl with a big voice ~ Judy Garland"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 06/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Growing up in the midwest, all the entertainment came from the movies ~ "Judy Garland:The Signature Collection", featuring the golden age of musicals starring our favorite female lead at MGM Studio, Miss Judy Garland. Her voice and talent takes you into the world of make believe...are you ready...well here goes!Let's start with "FOR ME AND MY GAL"(1942), featuring George Murphy and Gene Kelly (with commentary by Garland biographer John Fricke/vintage shorts/radio programs/audio outtakes/theatrical trailer) ~ "THE HARVEY GIRLS"(1945), featuring Ray Bolger, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury and Preston Foster (commentary by director George Sidney/3 deleted musical numbers/music cue sessions/theatrical trailer) and "On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" remixed in stereo ~ "IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME"(1949), featuring Van Johnson, S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, Spring Byington, Buster Keaton and Nellie Burke (introduction by Garland biographer John Fricke/Vintage Fitzpatrick Traveltalks Shorts/theatrical trailers of this film, "The Shop Around The Corner and "You've Got Mail) ~ "LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY"(1938), featuring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker and Fay Holden (introduction by Garland biographer John Fricke with Ann Rutherford/Leo is on the air radio promo/Andy Hardy trailer gallery) ~ "A STAR IS BORN"(1954), featuring James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford and Tom Noonan (special features: documentary network telecast of Hollywood premiere and newsrell coverage of Post-Premiere Party/3 alternate filings of "The Man That Got Away"/deleted song "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street"/soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1/theatrical trailers of the 1937, 1954 and 1976 film versions) ~ "THE WIZARD OF OZ"(1939), featuring Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Berlahr, Jack Haley and Margaret Hamilton (behind-the-scenes documentary/"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" & "The Making of a Movie Classic" hosted by Angela Lansbury/vintage movie & cartoon clips/theatrical trailers/outtake musical numbers/cast interviews and much, much more) ~ "ZIEGFELD GIRLS"(1941), featuring James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Tony Martin, Jackie Cooper and Edward Everett Horton (introduction by Garland biographer John Fricke/vintage musical short/Our Gang short "Melodies Old and New"/2 outtakes the musical number "Too Beautiful To Last and a deleted "We Must Have Music Finale"/theatrical trailers of this film, "The Great Ziegfeld" and "Ziegfeld Follies") ~ all new digital transfer.The clarity of picture and the re-mastered sound of each film is overwhelming ~ Garland is at her captivating best ~ each cue is an eye full with behind the scenes that every collector will cherish...gotta love it!Total Time: 7-CD-Set ~ Warner Home Video 49832 ~ (4/06/2004)"
This is a good view of her talent
The Professor Dave | Cleveland, OH United States | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Judy was a magnificent talent with personal problems that makes it amazing that she could produce such beutiful prductions. These movies are a very good cross section of her talent. The Andy Hardy series was a wonderful joining of two great talents that represent a part of her career that many have been the happiest. There are many others that could have been chosen, but whatever was put in would require taking something out. I think "The Wizard" was the one waste, since there are much better copies out, and another Judy and Mickey would have been more fun.
But at least these are great, and others can be bought."
This boxed set has depreciated somewhat over time
calvinnme | 09/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great set when it was first released in 2004 - seven of Judy's best films in one package. However, there have been a couple of developments that make me doubt the wisdom of paying the high retail cost of this set. First, "The Wizard of Oz" is now in both two-disc and three-disc editions rather than just the single disc edition you get here. Second, Warner Home Video has, in recent chats, discussed an upcoming Andy Hardy boxed set scheduled for release in 2008. Currently, "Love Finds Andy Hardy" is scheduled to be part of that set. Thus, you'll be double dipping on this title if you get both the Judy Garland Signature Collection and the upcoming Andy Hardy set. Warner is pretty good about not issuing duplicated titles in sets, but it has happened before, most prominently in the Henry Fonda Signature Collection - three of four titles in that set are in other boxed sets.
This leaves you with just five titles you can pretty much count on as being unique to this set, which doesn't justify what people are asking for this boxed set either used or new, even if Judy Garland was one of the great talents of the twentieth century - wonderful singer, actress, and overall performer. My final rating is arrived at as follows: five stars for the films themselves, and three stars for the value at the current price of the boxed set. This averages to my rating of four stars."
What a classic!
Luckyone | 08/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The picture quality is crystal clear. I enjoyed this alot. These are fantastic classics by Judy Garland. 100% all american. A keeper for sure!
Well worth the money!!!!"