Posted Wed Jan 18, 2017 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The 1971 musical starring Twiggy is planned for Blu-ray next month.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Archive is preparing 'The Boy Friend' for Blu-ray sometime in February.
The star has injured an ankle, but the show – and inexperienced stage assistant Polly Browne – must go on. Break a leg, kid. And don't let the presence of Hollywood director and talent scout Mr. De Thrill add any pressure. And so begins this colorful tale of theater hopefuls with stars in their eyes and greasepaint in their veins, a work that, under the guidance of director Ken Russell, is not just an affectionate filmization of Sandy Wilson's London/Broadway stage hit but also an homage to the movie stagings of Busby Berkeley – complete with imaginative use of kaleidoscopic top shots and rows of leggy chorines. Fashion icon Twiggy makes her screen debut as sweet-natured Polly, a role played earlier by Julie Andrews in her Broadway debut. Curtain up. Maybe someone will be discovered tonight.
No other details have been revealed at this time.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Boy Friend' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under PENDING.
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