DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date: November 2, 2010
Actors: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger
Directors: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Melvin Frank, Norman Krasna, Norman Panama
Producers: Robert Emmett Dolan
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Irving Berlin’s treasured musical celebration WHITE CHRISTMAS will delight audiences like never before when it arrives for the first time ever on a glistening high definition Blu-ray disc and in a new two-disc DVD gift set on November 2, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring legendary performers Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen and featuring music by Irving Berlin, the beloved holiday classic offers timeless entertainment and a host of unforgettable musical performances. The film follows a pair of army buddies who set out to save the inn run by their former commanding officer and features memorable songs including “Snow”, “Sisters”, “The Old Man”, “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” and, of course, “White Christmas”.
IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Blu-ray and two-disc DVD gift set feature a wealth of engaging bonus material including a touching look at Bing Crosby by his family and film historians, a tribute to entertainer and humanitarian Danny Kaye, a tour of Rosemary Clooney’s Kentucky home, backstage stories from the making of the film, a fascinating look at the titular song revealing why it remains the best-selling single in American history, commentary by Rosemary Clooney, a look back at the film with the actress and more. Both the Blu-ray and DVD gift set also include a limited-time offer for eight free song downloads. Additionally, the DVD gift set features festive “snow globe” packaging and also includes collectible post cards.
IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Blu-ray and DVD Gift Set
IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Restored Mono, French Mono, Spanish Mono and Portuguese mono and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The two-disc DVD gift set is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English Restored Mono and French Mono and English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Bonus features include:
- Commentary by Rosemary Clooney
- Backstage Stories from White Christmas—The production boasted the #1 and #3 box office stars of its time and the director of Casablanca. It featured the most popular song in American history and became the highest-ranking film at the box office in 1954. From little-known production details to behind-the-scenes trivia, this segment offers insights about the timeless holiday classic.
- Rosemary’s Old Kentucky Home—Take a tour of Rosemary Clooney’s home in Augusta, Kentucky, which has become a historical landmark.
- Bing Crosby: Christmas Crooner—Crosby’s family members offer personal memories of the film and discuss the crooner’s Yuletide connection. The piece also includes film historians sharing rare stories about Crosby and
White Christmas and a visit to Crosby’s hometown of Spokane, Washington.
- Danny Kaye: Joy to the World—Some people only know him as the silver screen’s ‘court jester,’ but Danny Kaye was a true humanitarian who helped children around the world as an ambassador for UNICEF. This moving tribute sheds light on the multi-talented actor, who won two honorary Academy Awards®, including the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and spread joy beyond the Hollywood spotlight.
- Irving Berlin’s White Christmas—Many people don’t know all of the lyrics to the most popular Christmas song of all time or that Irving Berlin wrote it while sitting poolside at an Arizona Resort. This fascinating feature sheds light on the genesis and enduring popularity of the best-selling single in American history.
- White Christmas: From Page to Stage— The legacy of White Christmas continues with a hit Broadway musical, nominated for two Tony awards.
- White Christmas: A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney
- Two Theatrical Trailers
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