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Xanadu [DVD] [Magical Edition]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Remake of the 1947 film "Down to Earth," starring Rita Hayworth, about a muse who inspires a playwright to write a musical. "Down to Earth" is itself a sequel to "Here Comes Mr. Jordan." Last dramatic role for dancer/actor/choreographer/director Gene Kelly. He died on February 2, 1996 in California, after suffering a series of strokes, at the age of 83. He was born, Eugene Curran Kelly, August 23, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Tracks include: "I'm Alive," "All Over the World," "The Fall," "Don't Walk Away" & "Xanadu" (performed with Olivia Newton-John) composed by Jeff Lynne and performed by Electric Light Orchestra "Magic," "Whenever You're Away from Me" (performed with Gene Kelly), "Suddenly" (performed with Cliff Richard), "Dancin'" (performed by The Tubes), & "Suspended in Time," composed by John Farrar and performed by Olivia Newton-John. Additional cast: Katie Hanley (Sandra); Lynn Latham, Melinda Phelps, Cherise Bate, Juliette Marshall, Marilyn Tokuda, Yvette Van Voorhees, Teri Beckerman (Muses 2-8); Marty Davis (Male Guard); Cindy Leake (40's Singer #2); John "Fee" Waybill (80's Rock Singer); and Maria V. Langston (Dizzy Heights). Additional credits: Jerry Trent (choreographer); Don Bluth Productions (animation sequences); Dorse Lanpher (special effects); Lisa Maron (assistant director); Milton C. Burrow (supervising sound editor); Fred Prior (music editor); Harry Blake & Craig Smith (makeup); and Candy Conery (hairstylist). Color by Technicolor. Copyright 1979 Universal Pictures.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 61108544

  • Credits
    Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Eugene Curran Kelly, Michael Beck, Fee Waybill, John "Fee" Waybill
  • Critic Reviews
    "[T]he ELO-fueled songs are as awesome as ever." -- Grade: B
    Entertainment Weekly

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