Easter Parade details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin|
|Genre:||Music/Musical - Music - Rock/Pop|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 May 2005|
Most helpful review
Joyful, easy-going musical that's a perfect remedy if you need upliftingBy Laurence Scotford from Brighton, England , 23 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Easter Parade is really just a showcase for the talents of Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and Irving Berlin. The plot is wafer thin, but no matter, because that just leaves more room for wall-to-wall song and dance. If you are ever feeling low and in need of a pick-me-up, then you can't do better than spend an hour and forty minutes in the company of this movie. There are some classic numbers, beginning with Astaire's astounding performance in Drum Crazy and his incredible slow motion sequence in Stepping Out With My Baby. Incidentally the latter shows the artistry with which this film was put together, because the optical compositing of Astaire's slow motion sequence, against the chorus line at the back dancing in real time, is absolutely seamless and rivals some of the very best digital compositing being undertaken in movies today. On top of all that Garland gives emotional renditions of several classic numbers and you get to see Ann Miller dancing her legs off too. Accompanying the film is an interesting documentary with anecdotes from Miller and screenwriter Sheldon, and additional comments from Astaire's daughter and Garland's biographer. The latter two also feature in a commentary track, although this largely repeats information that is in the documentary. There are also a selection of original trailers for Judy Garland movies and some raw footage from the Mr Monotony number that was eventually cut from the final movie. This is interesting because it shows how the song and dance numbers were filmed by miming to a pre-recorded track, but, ironically, there's so much of it that it does end up becoming monotonous. All in all though, a very good DVD of a very enjoyable and joyful movie. Recommended.
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Easter ParadeBy Miriam from Ealing, London , 26 Dec 2009A fabulous musical extravaganza.
Watch it for its wonderful songs and dancing
by two of the world's finest entertainers,
Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.
Easter ParadeBy BBiggles (6 reviews) from Glasgow , 03 Sep 2009Not one of either Astaire or Garland's best to be honest. There is no real chemistry between them and, at times, they seem to be acting in different movies, but when he starts to dance, and she starts to sing, all is forgiven. So what if the direction is uninspired and the plot so barmy an ape could have written it. Astaire and Garland plus Ann Miller and music by Irving Berlin. Put your brain on auto pilot and enjoy the flight.
Easter ParadeBy Jogeho (3 reviews) from Chessington , 28 Jun 2009A lighthearted, sentimental romp through some good old songs with enough of a plot to make it believable. Uplifting.
Fabulous custumesBy ordinaryjo (65 reviews) from Enfield , 06 Feb 2009This feel good film starred Judy garland and Fred Astaire.
The colours were brilliant, it had captivating dancing and the dreamy costumes.
This happy romantic comedy certainly cheered up my Sunday!
Wonderful JudyBy a customer from Lydbury North , 23 Jan 2009The ever wonderful Judy Garland shines in this Pygmalion like story, although I think she was in better films. What struck me most about this film was the audacious use of colour in the costumes and sets, with lots of use of complementary colours together as well as the usual primaries. Fred Astaire and Ann Murray are also excellent and there's not a duff performance in the whole film. Great stuff!