"his summer, Warner Home Entertainment will bring Singin' in the Rain to Blu-ray. One of the most beloved films ever made, directors Stanley Donen (Charade) and Gene Kelly's musical-comedy stars Kelly (An American in Paris) as Don Lockwood, a famed silent-movie star trying to make the transition to talking pictures.
Standing between Don and success is his on-screen love interest, the self-absorbed Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen, The Asphalt Jungle), whose speaking voice is so shrill that Don, his creative partner Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor, That's Entertainment!), and studio head R.F. Simpson (Millard Mitchell, Twelve O'Clock High) devise an ingenious solution: with the help of struggling actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds, One For the Money), they will dub over Lina's voice with Kathy's far more lovely one.
However, keeping Lina unaware of the substitution soon becomes the least of Don's worries, and as he develops ever stronger feelings for Kathy, Don begins to worry that his scheme is curtailing Kathy's very real dreams of Hollywood success.
Both Hagen and Lennie Hayton picked up nods for their work at the 1953 Academy Awards Ceremony (receiving nominations for, respectively, Best Supporting Actress and Best Musical Score), and the film itself ranks as Number Ten on the American Film Institute's Top 100 Films of the 20th Century listing.
In recognition of the feature's sixtieth anniversary, Warner has prepared a three-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition. This Blu-ray/DVD combo pack presents the film in its 1.37:1 original aspect ratio - and is the first film in Warner's catalog to receive a 4K, "Ultra-Resolution" feature scan - with a monaural DTS-HD Master Audio track.
The set also contains the following supplements:
Commentary by Stanley Donen, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, screenwriters Betty Comden & Adolph Green, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, and film historian Rudy Behlmer
All-new documentary Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation
1996 PBS documentary Great Performances: Musicals, Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM
The Making of Singin' in the Rain behind-the-scenes featurette
Outtake musical number of "You are My Lucky Star"
Twelve clips from films with Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed songs
Scoring stage session cues
Note: In addition, Warner will release a value-priced edition of Singin' in the Rain on single-disc Blu-ray.
Singin' in the Rain streets on July 17th"