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I Could Go On Singing on Blu-ray


I Could Go On Singing Blu-ray
Release Date: May 10, 2016

JudyGarland

 

Judy’s final lm nally made it to Blu-ray on May 10th.
 
I Could Go On Singing (1963) was unintentionally the last film of Judy’s life. It features a semi-autobiographical plot and Judy’s final collaboration with the songwriting team of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, the men who sent her into super stardom with their score for The Wizard of Oz (1939).
 
Judy’s joined by British actor Dirk Bogarde. The two portray a couple who parted ways so the woman (Judy as “Jenny Bowman”) could pursue a career while giving up the right to be in her son’s life, who doesn’t know this famous American singer is his mother when she comes to visit and attempts to become a part of his life.
 
I Could Go On Singing is not Judy’s best film, nor is it her worst. Directed by Ronald Neame, the plot is standard melodrama but in the hands of Judy and Dirk it’s quite watchable in spite of its rather somber tone, coming alive in several dramatic scenes and “Jenny’s” concert appearances at the London Palladium. “Jenny” sings “Hello, Bluebird,” “It Never Was You,” “By Myself,” and the title song, the latter specifically written for the film by Arlen and Harburg. These are the closest representations of the event that was “Judy Garland in Concert” as we’ll ever get to see.
 
The image quality of the Blu-ray is crystal clear, making it that much more watchable. The audio track is a solid
mono, with an additional alternate “Isolated Score Track (with some effects)” track mostly in stereo including the songs excepting “It Never Was You.” Two trailers, a TV spot, and two audio commentaries (producer Lawrence Turman with film historians Lem Dobbs & Nick Redman; and film historians David Del Valle & Steven Peros) complete the extras. Produced for Twilight Time by Brian Jamieson and Nick Redman, this is one Blu-ray release that’s not to be missed.
 
It’s a limited edition with only 3,000 copies being sold exclusively at the Twilight Time website: www.TwilightTimeMovies.com. Get yours now before they run out!

 

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