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Walter Lang - The King and I (Spanish, Region 1 Import DVD) Loot Price: R373
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Walter Lang - The King and I (Spanish, Region 1 Import DVD): Walter Lang

Walter Lang - The King and I (Spanish, Region 1 Import DVD)

Walter Lang; Performed by Various Artists; Starring Yul Brynner

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The third Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway hit to go before the cameras, The King and I boasts a career-making performance from Yul Brynner, repeating his stage triumph as the titular monarch and proving to moviegoers that bald can be beautiful. It's Brynner's proud king that provides the fulcrum to the plot, and it's Brynner himself, with his piercing gaze and graceful physicality, that demands our attention. The story line, adapted from an earlier, nonmusical stage hit, follows widowed English teacher Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) to her new posting as tutor to the Siamese king's formidable mob of children. The collision of East and West affords its winning mixture of drama and humor, and the warm friendship that grows between the king and the patrician teacher provides a poignant, unfulfilled romance between the two wary protagonists. Into this framework, the composers insert a superb score, echoing Asian motifs, as well as a bouquet of lovely songs including "Hello, Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," and two ensemble pieces for Anna and the royal children ("Getting to Know You" and "I Whistle a Happy Tune") that suggest prototypes for Rodgers & Hammerstein's later hit, The Sound of Music. For this 1956 production, 20th Century Fox lavished stereophonic sound, widescreen cinematography, intricate production design, and stunning sets. Technically, this newly mastered THX version is the best-looking and -sounding King yet to hit video. But, regardless of format, the glorious music is reason enough to hit "play." --Sam Sutherland


Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Country of origin: United States
Movie released: August 2002
Directors: Walter Lang
Performers: Various Artists
Actors: Yul Brynner
Dimensions: 189 x 175 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Region encoding: This DVD will not play in all South African DVD players. You should only buy this if you are sure that your DVD player can play region 1 disks.
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Music
DVD > Feature Film
LSN: X3V-H1R-080-7
Barcode: 0086162000997

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