Oklahoma!Director: Chris Hunt, Trevor Nunn
Action star Hugh Jackman shows off his lighter side in this production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, which gets a simple presentation on DVD. Oklahoma! has been transferred to disc in the full-frame format of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The musical is performed in English with no multiple-language options.
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- Image Entertainment
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Hugh Jackman||Curly McClain|
|Josefina Gabrielle||Laurey Williams|
|Maureen Lipman||Aunt Eller|
|Peter Polycarpou||Ali Hakim|
|Jimmy Johnston||Will Parker|
|Vicki Simon||Ado Annie|
|Richard Rodgers||Score Composer|
|Eric Walmsley||Art Director|
|Anthony Ward||Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer|
1. Opening Titles; Overture [3:45]
2. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning [5:37]
3. Surry With the Fringe on Top [11:43]
4. Kansas City [8:23]
5. I Cain't Say No [16:13]
6. Many a New Day [8:30]
7. It's a Scandal! It's a Outrage! [6:20]
8. People Will Say We're in Love [10:56]
9. Pore Jud Is Daid [12:07]
10. Lonely Room [4:07]
11. Out of My Dreams [2:48]
12. Ballet [14:38]
13. Act II; The Farmer and the Cowman [27:21]
14. All Er Nothin' [14:37]
15. People Will Say We're in Love (Reprise) [7:53]
16. Oklahoma! [20:10]
17. Finale Ultimo [1:43]
18. End Credits [2:56]
Dolby Digital 2.0
Dolby Digital 5.1
Side #2 -- Disc Two
The Making of Oklahoma! - Start Program
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Being an Oklahoma native, I always thought the 1950's version of this movie was the corniest thing I'd ever seen. And I mean corny to the point of being offensive. Now, I didn't expect a documentary, but everything was just too sweet, pretty and clean. However, being a Hugh Jackman fan, I took a chance on this DVD. What a difference! The sets, the costumes and the acting all ring true to the period while still retaining the fun and entertainment of a Broadway musical. I love Trevor Nunn's technique of filming a play that gives the viewer the feeling of being in the theater, as well as enjoying interesting close-ups and camera angles. I highly recommend this DVD.
My dad has been telling me about different musicals for years, and I never listened. One night, I turned the TV on and saw "Oklahoma!" on PBS. What a performance! The ballet was amazing and the songs and dances were out of this world. Susan Stroman is definitely a great choreographer. ALL OF YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS!
OKLAHOMA! opened on Broadway in 1943 and became a classic - not only because the Rodgers and Hammerstein score was so strong, but also because Agnes De Mille was brought in to introduce serious choreography to the Broadway stage. For the past 64 years this musical comedy/drama has been on the boards both professionally and in high schools, colleges and community theaters and always meets with audience acclaim. In 1999 Trevor Nunn reshaped the work, added choreography by Susan Stroman, beefed up the orchestrations, and re-staged the old warhorse in London and the result is an entirely fresh look and appreciation for an 'American classic'. Nunn opens the inner conflicts of the story and emphasizes some of the more minor characters, a move that adds to the dramatic flow of the work. Yet his biggest asset is the presence of Hugh Jackman as Curly, a handsome stage presence who also happens to possess a strong baritone singing voice and is an agile dancer. From the opening bars of 'Oh, what a beautiful morning' he has us in his back pocket. The remainder of the cast is strong, with special kudos to Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller, a woman of such plainsman power that she holds the story together with ease. Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey is a fine dancer and has a supple if monochromatic voice and brings a different kind of life to her role. And for once the sinister Jud Fry becomes an understandable villain in the fine work by Shuler Hensley. For those who don't like audible applause from an audience during a show the technique of making the film appear like a live production will disturb. For this viewer seeing the British audience become involved in the response of this musical made it that much more fun. This is a very fine performance and film of an old American treasure. Grady Harp
If you loved the original, you must see this London revival! Hugh Jackman is heart-stopping, Josefina Gabrielle stunningly portrays Laurie, and the supporting performances are equally brilliant. Also, this is the first OKLAHOMA! I've seen where the principles do their own ballet sequence. It's absolutely breathtaking. This performance will make you appreciate an old favorite as though you're seeing it for the first time.
I love this version of Oklahoma because it's dark and more true to life. The songs are updated to fit the time period and the acting is really in-depth and well developed. I played 'Curly' in high school I wish I had the big fight scene that was added in this version between Judd and Curley fighting for Laurey's love. Great performance
If the only exposure you've ever had to OKLAHOMA is the Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae movie version, then run do not walk to your nearest Barnes & Noble and pick up a copy of this London stage production. Hugh Jackman is outstanding (who knew he coud sing?) and Josefina Gabriella and Maureen Lipman make Laurie and Aunt Eller, respectively their own. The best part of this production is that it is filmed and edited as though we were in fact watching a movie. If not for the occasional camera pan to the audience one would forget this is a staged production. It is as though you are watching the original Rodgers & Hammerstein spectacular for the first time.
I've seem 'Oklahoma!' many times in different venues, but this version tops all of the others. It has subtlety, compassion, humor, and meaning beyond that of any other version I've seen on screen or stage. Bravo, Trevor Nunn! And Hugh Jackman simply shines.
If you love Broadway musicals, and you love Hugh Jackman, you should not miss this fantastic performance. The man can do anything and the rest of this cast is great, too! "Oklahoma!" is a classic Broadway show and this one shows us why.
Even though I saw this on PBS with subtitles and enjoyed it immensely, the DVD has none. Beware if this is important to you.