Gypsy was among the last of Hollywood's successful musical extravaganzas. Released in 1962, it overcame the miscasting of Rosalind Russell in a part that rightfully belonged to Ethel Merman, a couple of cuts in its score, and a somewhat staid directorial approach, plus a clunky 140-minute running time, to become a success. Shot in Technirama, it was also a true widescreen film, and impossible to show properly on a small screen. It dies an absolute death when shown on a television screen, even letterboxed -- there are so many master shots and so few close-ups in the film that one needs a big-screen monitor to appreciate much of the movie. The letterboxed laserdisc edition looked good as far as it went, but the DVD goes several steps further -- brighter, cleaner, and sharper, giving Harry Stradling Sr.'s marvelous cinematography the treatment it deserves. The remastering of the soundtrack also helps, making the audio as expansive as the image. It doesn't help the film itself, which drags a bit, but the movie has at least been treated as well as possible. The supplementary section includes two lost songs, one key number -- (&"Together Wherever We Go") -- that was dropped, and an alternate take of "You'll Never Get Away From Me." The menu is very simply structured and easy to manipulate, and the movie has been generously divided into 43 chapters that break it down well both dramatically and musically.