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09.17.2009

BELOVED MUSICAL CLASSIC IS MORE “LOVERLY” THAN EVER - MY FAIR LADY

Critically Acclaimed, Award-Winning Film Starring Audrey Hepburn And Rex Harrison
Arrives Digitally Remastered On DVD October 6 
From CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 17) – Fall in love all over again with one of the greatest musical films of all-time when MY FAIR LADY lands on DVD October 6 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  Winner of eight Academy Awards® in 1964 including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, director George Cukor’s MY FAIR LADY features an all-star cast including Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Gladys Cooper.  Screenplay and lyrics are by Alan Jay Lerner; costumes, scenery and production designed by Cecil Beaton.  The adored film tops four of the American Film Institute’s “100 Years” lists including #8 on AFI’s 100 Years of Musicals and #17 on 100 Years… 100 Songs for “I Could Have Danced All Night.”

Based on the Broadway musical, which was adapted from the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, MY FAIR LADY follows disheveled cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Hepburn) as she meets arrogant, misanthropic phonetics expert Henry Higgins (Harrison), who believes accent and tone of one’s voice determines a person’s prospects in society.  Apprehensive of Eliza’s thick working-class accent, Higgins bets his companion Colonel Pickering (Hyde-White) that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper Victorian lady and could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball.  The feature film includes revered musical numbers such as “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The Rain in Spain” and “Get Me to the Church on Time,” among many others.  Bonus materials include audio commentary, vintage footage from the production and insights on the film from Martin Scorsese and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The
MY FAIR LADY DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 US / $22.99 Canada.

MY FAIR LADY is a single-disc DVD, digitally remastered and presented in Widescreen with English Stereo audio.  The DVD is rated PG in the U.S. and its total running time is 2 Hrs., 52 Min.  The disc features the following bonus materials:

Bonus Features:                   

  • Commentary by Gene Allen, Marni Nixon, Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz
  • Vintage Featurettes, Footage and Audio
    • 1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner
    • George Cukor Directs Baroness Bina Rothschild (audio track only with stills)
    • The Fairest Fair Lady
    • Los Angeles Premiere
    • Rex Harrison Golden Globe® Acceptance Speech
    • Academy Awards® Ceremony Highlights
  • Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals
    • Show Me
    • Wouldn’t It Be Loverly
  • Posters and Lobby Cards with Rex Harrison Radio Interview
  • Comments on a Lady
    • Andrew Lloyd Webber
    • Martin Scorsese
  • Trailers


CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Paramount Home Entertainment has a new art website called ARC: https://arc.paramount.com

MY FAIR LADY

Street Date: October 6, 2009

Pricing: $19.99 US / $22.99 Canada

Catalog #: 871964

Runtime: 2 Hrs., 52 Min.

U.S. Rating: PG

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com