Flower Drum Song (Special Edition) (Blu-ray)
Directed by Henry Koster
Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s unforgettable musical comedy Flower Drum Song tells the story of a young Hong Kong girl (Miyoshi Umeki, Sayonara) who travels to San Francisco as part of an arranged marriage and discovers a new and modern world. Filled with memorable songs by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein (South Pacific) and brilliant dances choreographed by Hermes Pan (Top Hat), this lavish Ross Hunter (All That Heaven Allows) production is beautifully realized by director Henry Koster (No Highway in the Sky) and cinematographer Russell Metty (Spartacus). Co-starring Nancy Kwan (The World of Suzie Wong) and James Shigeta (The Crimson Kimono), Flower Drum Song became a cinematic landmark as the first major Hollywood feature film to have a mostly Asian-American cast in a contemporary Asian-American story.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Brand New 2K Masters
Audio Commentary by Star Nancy Kwan with Film Historian Nick Redman
A Classic Evolves: From Print to Stage to Screen – Broadway legends Rodgers & Hammerstein adopt the best-selling novel into a theatrical hit and a Hollywood classic (19:06)
Faces of the East: Casting Flower Drum Song – Learn how the film was one of Hollywood’s first to cast Asian actors as strong Chinese characters who achieve success and happiness (9:09)
The Songs of Flower Drum Song – From the unforgettable
ENJOY BEING A GIRL to the East-meets-West classic CHOP SUEY, experience the wonder of these dazzling musical numbers (11:00)
An All-Access Pass to the Sets and Costumes of Flower Drum Song (5:52)
The Legacy of Rodgers & Hammerstein (4:25)
Theatrical Trailer (Newly Mastered in 2K)
5.1 Surround & Lossless 2.0 Audio
Optional English Subtitles
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