Julian Carter wrote:
Good to see Disney releasing their older live-action films on Blu-ray.
Seeing Julie in HD is a good enough reason for the release to happen. Speaking of Julie ... I think this will be only her second appearance on Blu-ray. To my knowledge she doesn't have a truckload of films on her resume, and only The Sound of Music has had a Blu release.
UmbrellaFish, I recently caught Julie in "10", with Dudley Moore and Bo Derek. Have you seen the film? And if so, what are your thoughts on it ... or on Julie's performance?
As a matter of fact, 10
is avaliable on BD. Plus, there's her voice-overs in the Shrek
films and Despicable Me
and the Broadway production of Victor/Victoria
. Oh and I almost forgot, Tooth Fairy
But we've yet to get some real goodies like Thoroughly Modern Millie
or 1982's Victor/Victoria
. And of course Mary Poppins
. They'll all look stunning in HD, I'm sure.
Oh, I loved 10
. I saw it for the first time a little over a year ago, and I think it's very good. I had read reviews on the film to get a handle for it, and most of them said the film was dated but I thought it was rather relevant. Dudley Moore is hilarious, and Bo Derek is salacious. That's one thing I think Blake could do expertly, photograph women. Julie's most beautiful celluloid appearances are in his films, and of course both Bo Derek and Audrey Hepburn have iconic style in their movies with Blake.
There's not much to say about Julie's performance, though, except that I like it because it was very relevant to her, and that it's one of the few movies she's done that was set in the then present. It can sometimes be a little startling, I'll admit, to see Julie in a movie set after the 1950s, but it works. She's particularly good playing a modern woman in a TV movie made at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic called Our Sons
Avatar and signature are Al Hirschfeld illustrations of Julie Andrews in Star!