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That's Entertainment!
Genre: Musical Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart & Elizabeth Taylor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a five-minute introduction to That's Entertainment by Robert Osborne and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 65928
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 135
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1974
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/12/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jack Haley, Jr.
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"That's Entertainment!" is a compilation of some of MGM's greatest and most successful musicals of all time. Bringing the talents of such favorites as Fred Estaire, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, and many more together in film clips for the first time in one motion picture was such a success for MGM that they enjoyed one of their biggest box-office hits ever during the period of their financial struggles. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
Sourced from various elements (both widescreen and full-screen, color and black-and-white), the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 picture expectedly has varying quality. Many of the film clips are beautifully rendered, with vibrant hues and few artifacts. Some are soft and hazy, others are nicely textured. Overall, this is a nostalgic look back at classic musicals that is not to be missed. (Suzanne Hodges)

Hints of dated material can be found throughout this remastered Dolby