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The Criterion Collection: Swing Time DVD & Blu-Ray

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Overview
Legendary dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are at the pinnacle of their art in this musical masterpiece from Hollywood's Golden Age. Includes the Oscar-winning classic "The Way You Look Tonight"—New 2K digital restoration, plus lots of extras including archival interviews with Fred, Ginger, and choreographer Hermes Pan. 1 ½ hrs, 1 DVD or Blu-ray disc, SDH. B&W.

 
DVD Extras
• New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary from 1986 featuring John Mueller, author of Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films
• Archival interviews with performers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and choreographer Hermes Pan
• New interview with George Stevens Jr.
• In Full Swing, a new program on the film's choreography and soundtrack featuring jazz
and film critic Gary Giddins, dance critic Brian Seibert, and Dorothy Fields biographer Deborah Grace Winer
• New interview with film scholar Mia Mask on the "Bojangles of Harlem" number
• PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith
Details
Packaging: Boxed
Run Time: 1 ½ hours
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Language: English
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: B&W
CC:
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio Format: Stereo
Rating: NR
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Press
"The chemistry between Fred and Ginger was not simply erotic, but intellectual and physical: They were two thoroughbreds who could dance better than anyone else, and knew it." —Roger Ebert

"An amazing whirligig of a dance…Ecstatic, pure pleasure." —Dan Callahan, Slant

Awards
Winner
Best Original Song
("The Way You Look Tonight")
Academy Awards, 1937

Nominee
Best Dance Direction
(Hermes Pan),
Academy Awards, 1937
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