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The Sound of Music (1965)

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The Sound of Music 2012-03-13 2000-08-29 -

In Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest collaboration, a feisty postulant named Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to care for the unruly, motherless Von Trapp children. She soon tames them -- and finds herself falling for their stern father (Christopher Plummer). Oscar-winning director Robert Wise used stunning Austrian locations to transform the popular stage musical into a cinema classic in which the hills truly seemed to come alive.

a.k.a. La Mélodie du bonheur
Tutti insieme appassionatamente
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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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The Wizard of Oz 2009-09-29 2005-10-25 -

There's no place like home for young Dorothy (Judy Garland), who's been swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland of munchkins, flying monkeys and different-colored horses. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find her way home. Along the way, she meets the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), who help her fend off the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton).

a.k.a. Der Zauberer von Oz
Il mago di Oz
Le Magicien d'Oz
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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition 2010-10-05 2002-10-08 -

In this modern-day Disney animated classic set in 18th-century France, young Belle yearns to escape her ordinary existence -- and her village's boorish suitors -- until she becomes imprisoned in the mansion of a hideous, coldhearted beast. Can Belle help the monster revive the man within? Showcasing a lively, Oscar-winning score, this updated edition of the 1991 film includes remastered graphics and a brand-new musical number, "Human Again."

a.k.a. Die Schöne und das Biest
La bella e la bestia
La bella y la bestia
La Belle et la Bête
Η πεντάμορφη και το τέρας
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Mary Poppins (1964)

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Mary Poppins 2013-12-25 2004-12-14 -

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

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Singin' in the Rain 2012-07-17 1997-08-27 -

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and the iconic title tune. When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol (Kelly) hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen (Jean Hagen) with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.

a.k.a. Cantando bajo la lluvia
Cantando sotto la pioggia
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The Lion King (1994)

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The Lion King 2011-11-15 2003-10-07 -

The highest-grossing animated film of the 20th century follows a young lion cub named Simba (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick) who can't wait to be king. But his uncle (Jeremy Irons) craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing -- even killing his own brother -- to get it.

a.k.a. Der König der Löwen
El Rey León
Il re leone
Le Roi Lion
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La Vie en Rose (2007)

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La Vie en Rose - 2007-11-13 -

Director Olivier Dahan paints a poignant portrait of legendary Parisian singer Édith Piaf, whose passion for music saw her through a life filled with tragedy. The film follows the chanteuse from her childhood in a brothel to her premature death.

a.k.a. La Môme
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French Cancan (1954)

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Jean Renoir: French Cancan - 2004-08-03 -

Nineteenth century Paris comes vibrantly alive in director Jean Renoir's exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the can-can all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women -- an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naïve working girl turned can-can star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light includes a rare cameo by Edith Piaf.

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Queen: Rock Montreal and Live Aid (1981)

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Queen: Rock Montreal 2007-10-30 2007-10-30 2012-04-16
2013-10-16

The only Queen concert ever filmed in its entirety, this 1981 performance from Montreal has been digitally restored and remixed. The DVD and Blu-ray versions also feature the band's legendary Live Aid performance, plus previously unreleased footage.

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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)

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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway 2009-02-03 2009-02-03 -

This program captures the final Broadway stage performance of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical "Rent," filmed live in Manhattan's Nederlander Theatre, where the play ran for 12 years. Following a group of young artists struggling with life and love in the era of the AIDS epidemic, the production features show-stopping renditions of songs such as "One Song Glory," "I Should Tell You," "I'll Cover You," "Will I?" and more.

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Aladdin (1992)

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Aladdin - 2004-10-05 -

When resourceful "street rat" Aladdin falls in love with the sultan's beautiful, independent daughter, there's nothing he won't do to win her heart -- including enlisting the help of a scene-stealing genie.

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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

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Meet Me in St. Louis - 2004-04-06 -

Judy Garland stars as Esther Smith, who just can't ignore the boy next door (Tom Drake), in director Vincente Minnelli's musical masterpiece about the trials and tribulations of a tight-knit family living in St. Louis on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair. Memorable characters and charming songs, which include "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song," make this one of the greatest American musicals ever filmed.

a.k.a. Le Chant du Missouri
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Oliver! (1968)

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Oliver! - 1998-08-11 2012-01-01
2013-01-01

Director Carol Reed's lively musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale stars Mark Lester as the titular orphan who escapes the workhouse and is taken under the wing of wily pickpocket Fagin (Ron Moody). Befriended by the crafty Artful Dodger (Jack Wild) and resented by the brutish Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), Oliver navigates his way through 19th-century London in this highly touted film that captured six Oscars, including Best Picture.

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The Blues Brothers (1980)

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The Blues Brothers 2011-07-26 2005-08-30 2010-01-29
2012-01-01

John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd lay waste to Chicago as the title characters, a pair of two-bit crooks on a quest to save the Catholic orphanage where they were raised by reuniting their former band for a charity gig.

a.k.a. Granujas a todo ritmo
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Little Shop of Horrors - 2000-05-30 2012-08-01
2012-11-01

Plant yourself in front of the tube and veg out with Frank Oz's horticultural horror flick. Gawky Seymour Krelborn looking for a way to save his job in a ramshackle, skid row flower shop, purchases a curious exotic plant hoping it will make business bloom. And it does. There's just one problem: The little creeper possesses a rapacious appetite for fresh human plasma and it's mushrooming out of control!

a.k.a. Der kleine Horrorladen
La piccola bottega degli orrori
La tienda de los horrores
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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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Fiddler on the Roof 2014-01-07 1998-06-30 -

Director Norman Jewison chronicles the trials of Jewish peasant Tevye, the humble father of three strong-willed daughters and husband to oft-objecting wife Golde in pre-revolutionary Russia.

a.k.a. Un violon sur le toit
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Cabaret (1972)

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Cabaret 2013-02-05 1997-11-18 -

A British scribe (Michael York) and his comrades -- including a flamboyant American nightclub entertainer named Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) -- chronicle the debauchery and turbulence of prewar Berlin in director Bob Fosse's big-screen adaptation of a musical classic. Existing in a morally ambiguous void, the characters doggedly maintain their facades as the world outside the cabaret gears for war.

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My Fair Lady (1964)

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My Fair Lady: Special Edition 2011-11-15 2004-02-03 -

In this classic cinematic version of the Broadway smash, Audrey Hepburn is at her most radiant as Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl transformed into a poised duchess by Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison, reprising his Broadway role). The restored and remastered special edition includes an audio commentary with crew members and Doolittle's singing voice, Marni Nixon. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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Peter Pan (1953)

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Peter Pan - 2007-03-06 -

Leaving the safety of their nursery behind, Wendy (voiced by Kathryn Beaumont), Michael (Tommy Luske) and John (Paul Collins) follow Peter Pan (Bobby Driscoll) to a magical world where childhood lasts forever. But while in Neverland, the kids must face Captain Hook (Hans Conried) and foil his attempts to get rid of Peter for good. Walt Disney's classic animated fantasy about the boy who never grew up garnered a Grand Prize nomination at Cannes.

a.k.a. Le avventure di Peter Pan
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - 1997-10-28 -

Beautiful umbrella-store clerk Genevieve (Catherine Deneuve) and charming gas station attendant Guy (Nino Castelnuovo) fall in love in the rainy coastal town of Cherbourg, but their romance is cut short when Guy is drafted into the army in this singular cinematic classic. French director Jacques Demy's musical love story is an explosion of color and emotion, in which every word of dialogue is sung to melodies of beloved composer Michel Legrand.

a.k.a. Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 2010-05-25 2009-06-02 2012-03-20

When he's not busy breaking the law or trying to get close to his secret crush, Penny, supervillain wannabe Dr. Horrible boasts about his exploits via his Internet video blog and dreams of defeating his nemesis, Captain Hammer.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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The Producers (1968)

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The Producers - 2002-12-03 2012-03-15
2013-03-01

Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) hasn't had a hit in years when, quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), come up with a plot to oversell shares in a surefire flop musical and make off with the profits. The catch is that their cash cow, "Springtime for Hitler," is the worst show ever written. Mel Brooks directs this comic gem that inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.

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Easter Parade (1948)

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Easter Parade - 2005-03-15 -

Judy Garland and Fred Astaire sing and trip the light fantastic to 17 Irving Berlin tunes in this romantic classic. The simple plot concerns a hoofer (Astaire) who teams with an inexperienced chorus girl (Garland) in order to show up his former dance partner, Nadine (Ann Miller). Berlin's tunes, which include "We're a Couple of Swells" and "Happy Easter," sparkle in Astaire and Garland's able hands (and feet). Peter Lawford co-stars.

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