Updated: Jun 8, 2022
HOT 4K NEWS
WARNER BROS. Home Entertainment will release the treasured musical “Singin’ in the Rain” on 4K Ultra HD for its 70th Anniversary – April 26.
The American Film Institute and its voting body selected “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds as the No. 1 American musical with the original “West Side Story” (1961) at No. 2, “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) No. 3 and and “The Sound of Music” (1965) No. 4.
AFI also selected the film directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly as the No. 10 Greatest American Film within its 100 Years…100 Movies list.
The bonus features will be included on the enclosed Blu-ray
Commentary by Debbie Reynold, Donald O’Connor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, Stanley Donen, Betty Camden, Adolph Green, Bad Lurhmann and Rudy Behlmer. Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation Documentary Theatrical Trailer
Video – No details were provided, but we assume it will match Warner's work on “The Wizard of Oz,” which featured a new 8K-16 bit scan of the original three-strip Technicolor negatives (red, blue, and green). The three combined digital files for each frame (1.37:1 aspect ratio) create the richest color palette ever seen on screen. “Oz” also featured all three HDR grading options, HDR10, and the more expressive and dynamic Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
Audio – The original mono track, but Warner has reprocessed the sound for a six-channel, uncompressed DTS HD soundtrack.