Among the many studios eagerly involved in the Hollywood musical, MGM took the lion's share of accolades. In this one a has-been song and dance man Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) gets an opportunity to revive his career -- and reaffirm the magic of this genre.
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Blu-ray Release Date: March 3, 2015
The Band Wagon releases on Blu-ray, so fans of the Hollywood musical can enjoy the movie with all the benefits of this digital technology.
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
The Band Wagon rolls onto DVD in a Two Disc Special Edition sporting a new digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements. Liza Minnelli, the daughter of the director, and performer Michael Feinstein (who hosted and produced the PBS Special: The Great American Songbook), kindly provide a commentary track. The second disc features a new making-of documentary (Get Aboard! The Band Wagon), as well as a vintage documentary (The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli). Other bonus items include an outtake musical number (Two Faced Woman), some dailies, a musical short (Jack Buchanan with the Glee Quartet) and a Fred Astaire trailer gallery. The re-mastered sound track is available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and 1.0) and French (Dolby Digital 1.0), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.