Show Boat (1936) (MOD)

Edna Ferber's classic tale of life and love among a theatrical troupe on a Mississippi riverboat has received many dramatic treatments since its birth over eighty years ago.

Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand.

This film is newly remastered.

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Show Boat (1936) (MOD)
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (1)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Classic style (9)
  • Engaging (6)
  • Entertaining (6)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Entertainment (8)
  • Everyone (5)
  • Education (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (8), Movie buff (6), Audiophile (5), Avid reader (5)
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5.0

Really Needs a Special Blu-Ray Release

By Troy

from LV Nevada

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        Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

        I'm sure this is a good MOD release. WA does a really good job with their DVDR releases. But this version of Show Boat is among my favorite musicals and really needs a special 4K Blu-ray release. I just can't see purchasing anything less. However, if you're fine with DVD, this is the best version of this classic musical.

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect Musical

        By None

        from New York City

        About Me Collector

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        Pros

        • Classic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Reflects Our Lives

          Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

          Show Boat deserves a Blu Ray release with commentary and numerous
          extras detailing its background from book to play to film. The biographies
          of its remarkable cast, director are deserving of not only recognition, but
          their ( Paul Robson ) significance and place in the American cinema and
          theatre. Do the "right thing" Warner Bros to this great American cinema
          classic.

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          • No

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Is Classic Stuff 1936's Show Boat!

          By Maxx the Movie Maven!

          from ELmont, NY

          About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • Classic
          • Engaging
          • Entertaining
          • Funny
          • Movie Magic

          Cons

          • Are You Kidding

          Best Uses

          • Education
          • Entertainment
          • Everyone

          Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

          Once again great stuff from Warners! And thanks to their now great idea of doing the first run in pressed discs on some titles they got my money back! Not one wasted frame in this classic film by James Whale. Every performer is spot on. The two things that should have been done was include the films trailer and also the radio broadcast of the film that Warners had on their podcast. C'mon TCM how about doing a documentary on the making of this film and how it brought down Universal Pictures top brass and the putting of the film in MGM's vaults until the 1980's would be great stuff too. Now all we need is the Bowery Boys Vol 4, some more Forbidden Hollywood sets and a pressed disc release of Dennis Morgan's "The Desert Song!" Bravo and thank you again!

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best show ever

          By nephties

          from new york

          About Me Collector, Movie Buff, Theatre Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Music And Cast
          • Classic
          • Engaging
          • Entertaining

          Cons

          • No Extras Or Out Takes

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Everyone

          Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

          A big production number was cut from the film. Why couldn't you find it and restore it? :( More out takes and extra material please!!!

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          • No

          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          At long last the good version on dvd

          By Julie London fan

          from Evanston, IL

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • Classic

          Cons

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            • Entertainment

            Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

            This is the best version of the film While the
            1951 versiion had Ava Gardner it also had Kathryn
            Grayson, one of the horrors of the 1950s along with the Korean War and the McCarthy witch hunts. Worth having just for "Can't Help Lovin That Man" and for Helen Morgan's touching "Bill". Thanks a million

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            • No

            (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No Blu-Ray?!

            By Lazzee

            from Malmoe Sweden

            About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Cinephile, Collector

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            Pros

            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining
            • Perfect Casting

            Cons

            • No Blu-ray

            Best Uses

            • Cinema Musical History
            • Education
            • Entertainment

            Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

            One of the Greatest Musicals finally on DVD
            Sorry no Blu-Ray

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            • No

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GET IT WHILE YOU CAN

            By The Mystery Vitaphonist

            from Syracuse, New York

            About Me Audiophile, Collector

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            Pros

            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Everyone

            Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

            What's not to like ???

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Shame - No Blu-ray!

            By Lazzee

            from Malmoe Sweden

            About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Cinephile, Collector

            Pros

            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining
            • Perfect Casting

            Cons

            • No Blu-ray

            Best Uses

            • Education
            • Entertainment
            • Film Musical History

            Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

            One of the Greatest of all Film musicals!

            Sadly NO Blu-ray

            All 3 Showboats (1929,1936 & 1951) in One
            Digipack-Book Blu-ray Collection!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The BEST Version of SHOWBOAT, FINALLY!!!

            By Grrr

            from East Coast USA

            About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining
            • Funny

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Everyone

              Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

              I am so excited this has finally come out on DVD! It's a must see for any fan of musicals. SHOWBOAT was the first musical to change the face of the musical theatre, with a serious, yet funny at times solid story , instead of just a collection of musical numbers, and THIS is the BEST filmed version, ever!. Based on the novel by Edna Farber, this movie, directed by James Whale (Best known for the first two classic Universal Frankenstein films, and the Invisible Man) is worth seeing alone, for just the magnificent rendering of "Ol' Man River" by Paul Robeson - but there's so much more! For years, the only American release of this classic was on Criterion laserdisc (which I have) , but now it's available for everyone on DVD! Grab a copy- you won't regret it!

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              • No

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This version of "ShowBoat" has no peer!

              By Marty

              from Maryland

              About Me Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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              Pros

              • Classic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Education
                • Entertainment
                • Everyone

                Comments about Show Boat (1936) (MOD):

                Short of the Frederica von Stade version of Showboat on CD, this is the most perfectly cast with the closest to perfection voices doing the Kern classic songs. From Irene Dunne's fantastic soprano to Paul Robeson's bass, this is hands down the best version. Thank you for putting this on DvD. I was wearing out my laser disc version of it.

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                • No

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