[quote]Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection: Ultimate Collector's Edition on 25th September 2007
. Warner celebrates the incomparable talents of the legendary dynamic entertainment duo, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland with this new set which features Mickey and Judy singing, dancing, clowning and lifting spirits in the four â€œbackyard musical' extravaganzas that forever cemented their reputation as one of Hollywood's most beloved screen teams. The M-G-M musical classics in this collection, finally making their first appearance on DVD, are the duo's most famous and successful teamings: Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Strike Up the Band and Girl Crazy.
This new five-disc DVD collection also includes a separate Bonus Disc of special features, with nearly three hours of essential viewing for Rooney & Garland fans, including Private Screenings with Mickey Rooney, an in-depth, deeply personal interview hosted by TCM's Robert Osborne, and The Judy Garland Songbook, an unprecedented collection of 21 Garland movie musical numbers, both famous and rare, spanning nearly 20 years of her amazing screen career, with all songs presented in complete form. The bonus disc also features an extensive Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland trailer gallery.
Each movie in the collection has a newly-filmed, exclusive introduction by Mickey Rooney as well as vintage comedy shorts, cartoons and radio promos. Memorabilia that no fan will be able to resist rounds out the set with a portfolio of 20 collectible rare behind-the-scenes photos and a collectable guide to the set, featuring vintage memorabilia, promotional advertisements, and other rarities, along with production notes written by noted film historian John Fricke. Fricke also provides commentary on two of the films. The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Ultimate Collector's Edition will be sold as a complete set only, in beautiful keepsake packaging, for $49.92 SRP
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