We just got detailed information in about Warner Home Video release of the 1955 classic musical Kismet, scheduled for a DVD release on April.
With Alexander Borodin’s soaring music fashioned by Robert Wright and George Forrest, “Kismet” turned the Broadway stage into a glittering gleaming Arabian Nights’ dream. This lavish musical follows one fateful, fabulous day as a beggar-poet (Howard Keel) and his daughter (Ann Blyth) cross paths with a wicked wazir, a wily temptress, a handsome prince, a magical curse, opulent sets and exotic adventure. “Princes come, princes go,” sings the begger. Glorious Kismet endures!
Fully restored and remastered, “Kismet” will come to DVD in its anamorphic widescreen glory with newly remixed Dolby Digital 5.1 and 5.0 audio tracks and will contain a number of great extras.
The Oscar-nominated Short “The Battle Of Gettysburg” is part of the release, as well as the Classic Cartoon “The First Bad Man.” Also included on the disc are two excerpts from The MGM Parade TV series. An Outtake Song Sequence will also be part of the release, as well as the audio-only Bonus Outtake song “Rhymes Have I.” The disc will be rounded out by the Tailers for the 1944 and 1955 versions of “Kismet.”
“Kismet” can be yours on DVD on April 8 for only $19.98.