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Rodgers And Hammerstein's State Fair
Special Edition
Genre: Musical

Reviewed In Issue 102 (Nov 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Tom Ewell & Alice Faye

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Pat Boone, a two-minute Vintage Stage Excerpt: "It Might As Well Be Spring," performed by Mary Martin, the 1962 trailer, and the 1976 State Fair television pilot.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2230846
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 119
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1962
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/15/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Jos
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Everyone loves to go to the fair, and with "Rodgers And Hammerstein's" melodies capturing the mood, this "State Fair" is a great state fair. The Frake family each have their own reasons for wanting to be there, and you can be sure they won't miss it or even be late. Adaptation by Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien, and Paul Green. From a novel by Philip Stong. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD looks quite appealing. While fleshtones can appear a bit brownish at times, colors otherwise pop from the screen with excellent saturation. The source element is revealing of minor film grain, but otherwise is quite clean. A few instances of shimmering details and pixel breakup are noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

With its poor fidelity and limited dynamics, listening to the Dolby