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My Fair Lady and Little Big Man Heading to Blu-ray (Updated)

Posted August 14, 2011 05:02 PM by Webmaster

ParamountIn an early announcement to retailers, Paramount Pictures has revealed that it will release on Blu-ray George Cukor's My Fair Lady (1964), starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, and Stanley Holloway, and Arthur Penn's Little Big Man (1970), starring Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, and Martin Balsam. Street date for Little Big Man is November 8th. Street date for My Fair Lady is November 15th.

My Fair Lady

Audrey Hepburn has never been more "loverly" than in this breathtaking musical extravaganza that won 8 Academy Awards in 1964, including Best Picture. In this beloved adaptation of the Broadway stage hit, Hepburn plays a sassy, working class London street vendor, whom an arrogant professor (Rex Harrison) attempts to turn into a sophisticated lady through proper schooling. But, when the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself. Hepburn's performance, style, and sweet spirit have made My Fair Lady a timeless classic.

Update: Paramount's Blu-ray presents the film in its original aspect ratio of 2.20:1 with 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound. The disc also contains a number of supplemental materials, including:
  • Audio commentary
  • Rex Harrision radio interview
  • Alternate Audrey Hepburn song takes
  • Featurettes from 1963 and 1964
  • Poster art & lobby cards gallery
  • Trailers
Little Big Man

In this sweeping epic that swings from high comedy to drama, Dustin Hoffman gives a "virtuoso performance" (Hollywood Reporter) as the 121-year old sole survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Narrating his colorful life story, he tells about everything from his adoption by Cheyenne Indians to his marriages and friendships with Wild Bill Hickok. His tall tales indicate he just may be one of the biggest liars who roamed the West. Oscar-winner Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam and Richard Mulligan co-star.




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TheNakedGenius
  Aug 14, 2011
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Aaaaaah!!!!! Yessity, Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!!!!!

Can't Wait For My Fair Lady. Day-1.

Please give us Roman Holiday next. Thank You, Paramount.

in2video2
  Aug 14, 2011
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My favorite movie musical. Thank you Paramount.
blu-seven
  Aug 14, 2011
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Fabulous news about My Fair Lady. Shot in "Super Panavision 70", it should look stunning on blu-ray. The Sound of Music (also shot in 70mm) is one of my very favorite blu-rays - let's hope for an equally great presentation!

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that1guystudios
  Aug 14, 2011
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I'm excited about Lady. I believe that the title is a CBS title, like Dexter or Better off Dead, and is released through Paramount. All of the previous bonus features were owned by Fox or Warner Bros, so it'll be interesting to see how they play out. Also, I'm hoping that they used a good source for this. Lady could be spectacular with the right attention, or it could be fairly mediocre. I know Robert Harris did a restoration on it....maybe he knows what's going on! Personally, I'm surprised it's not coming out the same day as Breakfast at Tiffany's considering it's the same studio and actress.
Adam_ME
  Aug 14, 2011
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So Paramount now has the rights to My Fair Lady? Why did WB lose them?

rollinwith26s
  Aug 14, 2011
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Anything Audrey Hepburn I will gladly take.

Arkadin
  Aug 14, 2011
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HOLY SH%T!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you Paramount, thank you paramount!!!!!!
you may be finally getting decent as a bd studio.
lots of good catalogs lately
still patiently waiting for my most wanted Paramount release--Sabrina.
great to see the Hepburn catalog FINALLY breached.
(by Paramount I mean)

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Octavio
  Aug 14, 2011
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With a Little Bit O' Luck, I'll buy "My Fair Lady" on BD on releasing day.

tru blu
  Aug 14, 2011
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My fair Lady is a Must Own title. Excellent news!!

Turnda643
  Aug 14, 2011
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I love that were getting such classics on Blu. Its amazing and most welcomed. Keep 'em coming!!!!
nitin
  Aug 14, 2011
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Little Big Man?? Who would have thought...will definitely pick that up.

rafaelsalguero
  Aug 14, 2011
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I hope a Digibook for MY FAIR LADY

Alex DeLarge
  Aug 14, 2011
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More Audrey on blu is good news indeed! I just completed an Arthur Penn film fest two weeks ago (would love to see MICKEY ONE in high-def) and was lamenting the fact that LITTLE BIG MAN looked like crap on dvd.

RONDALLAS
  Aug 14, 2011
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww YEEEAHHHHHHHHHHH The incredible Audrey in another Blu ray release . Please keep them coming . This will look so awesome in Blu . Hope i can change the soundtrack to Audrey singing and not ms.Andrews This is shot in 70 mm as stated by member blu-seven so one can only hope and think it should look better than the average classic. O man I m so stoked. Love this lady . Can't wait for Roman and even more so for Wait Until Dark . But a good day for sure a must day one buy.

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Toasterlad
  Aug 14, 2011
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Yay! Hope My Fair Lady looks as amazing on blu-ray as Sound of Music!

Iron Eagle 74
  Aug 14, 2011
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YESSSS!!!! MY FAIR LADY!!!!! I've been waiting for two years since my mother asked if this was on blu-ray. FINALLY, I can get it for her!!!

Ufacat
  Aug 14, 2011
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This is excellent news. Ihope they include several soundtracks. The song lyrics have been cleverly adapted in several languages for the foreign dubs (rather than left to subtitles).

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zoodermin
  Aug 14, 2011
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One of my favorite musicals finally coming to BD. My Fair Lady is a masterpiece and I hope Paramount release it with stellar picture and sound and plenty of bonus features!!! Excellent News!!!

erlinmeyer
  Aug 14, 2011
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hmmm...wonder if it's a new restoration or from the 1994 one for My Fair Lady

CF FilmFan
  Aug 14, 2011
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One of Dustin Hoffman's best films. Little Big Man, day one for me. Arther Penn directed some fantastic films...thsi is one of them
fkbrun
  Aug 15, 2011
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Great news, and around the same time as West Side Story! Just hope now Paramount remembers that they still haven't released Sunset Blvd yet, just to name a few. But keep 'em coming!

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zoodermin
  Aug 15, 2011
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@RONDALLAS the singing was done by Marni Nixon not Julie Andrews. Andrews portrayed Eliza in the Broadway musical but did not perform the songs on the film.

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4000dvds2many
  Aug 15, 2011
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Rondallas, Julie Andrews did not dub for Audrey Hepburn. It was Marni Nixon.
disrember
  Aug 15, 2011
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<<So Paramount now has the rights to My Fair Lady? Why did WB lose them? >>
Warner had a timed limited license to release the film on DVD, it has now reverted back to its owners paramount

RONDALLAS
  Aug 15, 2011
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@4000dvds2many and zoodermin Duhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm 100% wrong . Thanks for the info . I forgot Rex Harrison wanted Julie for the lead because they did the Broadway thing together. My total bad .
P.S. Thanks both for not insulting me either .

themadpanner
  Aug 15, 2011
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Lets hope for a far better BD than Fox's "Sound of music" and as previously said a good digi book would be most welcome.
Paulo Elias
  Aug 15, 2011
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Apparently the home video rights were purchased by Paramount from CBS, who financed the photographic restoration by Harris and Katz. Blu-Ray is, without a doubt, the ideal medium for this movie, provided the authoring does not screw up the sound!

Little Big Man is my favourite Arthur Penn movie, and its hi-def incarnation is, needless to say, well regarded and welcome!
Kalekulan
  Aug 15, 2011
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Little Big Man! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! DAY ONE!

highdeffer
  Aug 15, 2011
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This is my most awaited Blu-ray of all time. What a joy this will be. i'll be pre-ordering from day one.
Now, please, can we have Sabrina and Roman Holiday? pleaseeeeeeeeeeee

And, if anyone of any importance is reading this, can i please have the following titles transferred to blue: Enchanted April, Bread and Tulips, A Good Woman, A Month By The Lake, Talk To Her, The Sea Is Watching, The Sea Inside ... and every Zhang Yimou film ever made :-)
reidw
  Aug 15, 2011
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Great to have MFL on BD. Too bad that Paramount, the least BD friendly/committed studio, is releasing it. I expect a so-so transfer and lots of complaints about the (lack of) special features. It will deserve better.

CandyStalker
  Aug 15, 2011  

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Pirate King
  Aug 15, 2011
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Thank you Paramount. This is one of my favorite movies.

GRiZZ
  Aug 15, 2011
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Just remember Paramount, "the difference between a lady and a flower girl isn't how they behave... but how they are treated!" So PLEASE, treat this blu-ray like a lady... treat her right! This is not a film that deserves a lackluster release so that we are forced to double-dip later.

With that said, VERY excited for this release!
LaszBluRay
  Aug 15, 2011
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excited about Little Big Man, haven't seen that movie for a while, should be awesome in hi-def

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Toasterlad
  Aug 15, 2011
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@CandyStalker: but you ARE a dick.
aardvark77
  Aug 15, 2011
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Little Big Man is one of my top 10 movies of all time. Very fond of MFL as well, too bad they don't throw Pygmalion in as part of a set.
cineramafan
  Aug 15, 2011
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How did it come to pass that Paramount is releasing "My Fair Lady"? Wasn't it produced and released originally by Warner Brothers?

ShellOilJunior
  Aug 15, 2011
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Yessssssssss!

My Fair Lady is day 1

More Audrey

Atreyu
  Aug 15, 2011
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Yesss Whoo-hooo for My Fair Lady!!!!! And "I could Have Danced All Night" is my and my boyfriend's song.

doctorD
  Aug 15, 2011
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Wow...they are rolling out now. Both will be mine day 1.

Russell_L
  Aug 16, 2011
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My Fair Lady!!! About time!!!!!!!
cineramafan
  Aug 16, 2011
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Now if they'll just release "Funny Face" on Blu!!!!!!

Jimmy W
  Aug 16, 2011
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My Fair Lady is a certain buy for me.

dmarvin
  Aug 16, 2011
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Interesting that Paramount holds the rights to this now. WB had a very nice supplemental package, so hopefully Paramount can obtain some of that material & also mint a nice transfer out of this. Maybe produce some new material that would be in HD? We'll see.

aquagroove
  Aug 18, 2011
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Great news; 70 mm; Audrey and Rex will shine

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Swissangel4616
  Sep 05, 2011
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thruly a great musical. About the bonus-features: I hope there will be more included than right now is listed here. The movie deservs it. Otherwise I can live with my 2-Disc DVD edition by Warner.


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