My Fair Lady (1964)
BluRay Full 1:1 | m2ts | AVC | 1920x1080 | 23002 Kbps | 23.976 fps | 16:9 | 02:53:01 | 5% Recovery | 44.2 GB
: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 @ 5076 Kbps; English Dolby Digital Audio 2.0 @ 384/224 Kbps;
French, German, Italian, Spanish Dolby Digital Audio 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, German
: More Loverly than Ever, Radio Interview, Audio Commentary, Feauturettes, Comment on a Lady
: Drama, Family, Musical | 8 Oscars, 14 Wins, 10 Nominations
In the mid-1930s, film producer Gabriel Pascal acquired the rights to produce film versions of several of George Bernard Shaw's plays, Pygmalion among them. However, Shaw, having had a bad experience with The Chocolate Soldier, a Viennese operetta based on his play Arms and the Man, refused permission for Pygmalion to be adapted into a musical. After Shaw died in 1950, Pascal asked lyricist Alan Jay Lerner to write the musical adaptation. Lerner agreed, and he and his partner Frederick Loewe began work. They quickly realized, however, that the play violated several key rules for constructing a musical: the main story was not a love story, there was no subplot or secondary love story, and there was no place for an ensemble.