South Pacific is currently enjoying a Tony Award-winning revival on Broadway while the 1958 film, based on a Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
With so much attention on South Pacific it should come as no surprise that Fox Home Entertainment will release the original film March 31 on Blu-ray Disc in a lavish two-disc 50th anniversary set.
South Pacific on Blu-ray will be presented in its original 2.20:1 aspect ratio at 1080p resolution with a newly remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack as well as a stereo option for a more vintage feel.
Extensive bonus features have been cobbled together for this release including a Blu-ray exclusive documentary and multiple features in high definition.
- Audio Commentary by Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President Ted Chapin and Musical Theater Writer Gerard Alessandrini
- Sing-A-Long Karaoke Subtitles (English only)
- Songs-Only Option
- Extended Road Show Version of South Pacific (with 15 additional minutes of footage)
- Commentary by Film Historian Richard Barrios
- “Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific: Creating An American Masterpiece” full-length documentary (Blu-ray exclusive)
- “Making Of South Pacific” featurette**
- “60 Minutes Exclusive: The Tales of the South Pacific” with Diane Sawyer and writer James Michener
- Fox Movietone News: “South Pacific on the Screen – A Perfect Hit” and “State Department Confers High Honor on South Pacific”
- Vintage Stage Excerpts Performed by Original Broadway Stars Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza
- Some Enchanted Evening
- A Wonderful Guy
- Mitzy Gaynor Screen Test**
- Original Theatrical Trailer
**Newly remastered in HD
South Pacific: 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray will retail for $34.98, but is available for pre-order at Amazon.com right now for $24.49. Click here to secure your copy.