Sep 182020

Girl Crazy debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection. The musical-comedy stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland and includes an audio commentary and miscellaneous features.



Girl Crazy
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, Musical
Warner Archive | NR – 99 min. – $21.99 | July 28, 2020

Date Published: 09/18/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Norman Taurog
Writer(s): Guy Bolton and Jack McGowan (musical play); Fred F. Finklehoffe (screenplay)
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland, “Rags” Ragland, June Allyson

Features: Commentary, Short Film, Cartoon, Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 36.34 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.17 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


Rich kid Danny Churchill (MICKEY ROONEY) has a taste for wine, women and son, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out west where there’s not supposed to be a female for miles. But before Danny arrives, he spies a pair of legs extending out from under a stalled roadster. They belong to the dean’s granddaughter, Ginger Gray (JUDY GARLAND), who is more interested in keeping the financially strapped college open than falling for Danny’s romantic line. At least at first.



This release comes with an okay amount of features including an Audio Commentary with Historian John Fricke, an Introduction by Mickey Rooney (4:10), a comedic short film Hollywood Daredevils (9:41), The Early Dood It (8:51) cartoon from 1942, “I Got Rhythm” Stereo Remix Version (7:31), Broncos Busters Audio Outtake (2:22) and lastly the Theatrical Trailer (2:13).



VIDEO – 4½/5, AUDIO – 4¼/5

Warner Bros., through their Archive Collection, releases Girl Crazy onto Blu-ray with a new 1080p high-definition transfer. The black and white presentation of a 1.37 full frame aspect ratio looks great, detail is relatively sharp and the original film grain and noise is still present.

The disc comes with a common DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track showcasing the clear dialogue and musical numbers quite nicely. There were no obvious instances of hisses or pops making for a great lossless track.

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