Movie Musicals on DVD and Video
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection Streaming Video Clips
Delightful streaming video clips from this collection of movie musicals.
"Chicago" DVD Review
This movie came alive for me because of its satirical treatment of Roxie’s legal case as a three-ring circus with the public, the press, and a manipulative lawyer each occupying their own ring. This is the reason that, despite being a period piece, “Chicago” still has bite and resonance for today’s audiences. Read a full-length review or a brief DVD review and overview of "Chicago" on DVD.
"Lagaan" DVD Review
Made in India as a popular entertainment for Indian audiences, "Lagaan" is a movie that is unlike any ever seen by most Americans. In Hindi and English with a length of 3 3/4 hours, the film is a curious mix of historical drama, sports movie, romance, and musical. Read my review of this Bollywood musical.
"Moulin Rouge" DVD Review
Writer-director Baz Luhrmann creates a surreal/super-real world in "Moulin Rouge," a musical drama set in 1899 Paris where the songs are 20th-century pop tunes. Read a review of this fascinating DVD set.
"The Red Shoes" DVD Review
Music and dance come together in in Michael Powell's and Emeric Pressburger's masterwork, "The Red Shoes" (1948). Read my review of this movie on DVD.
"Singin' in the Rain" DVD Review
To my mind, few movie musicals can even come close to the feeling of enchantment that "Singin' in the Rain" delivers. Read a review of "Singin' in the Rain" on DVD.
"Strictly Ballroom" DVD Review
Baz Luhrmann takes an entertaining look at eccentric Aussies who eat, drink, and sleep ballroom dancing, but he still manages to make some provocative statements. Read my DVD review of "Strictly Ballroom."