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Letter writing campaign to get Merry Widow (1934) released on Blu-ray!

I think we need to start a letter writing campaign to get Merry Widow (1934) released on Blu-ray!

The 1934 version of The Merry Widow has several arguments to recommend it as one of the next films to be restored and released, at least on DVD!

1) Ernst Lubitsch sophisticated light comedic touch, his whip cream delivery tops this tasty romantic comedy.

2) Franz Lahar's addictive music and lyrics, timeless and fresh today.

3) Maurice Chevalier at his peak of sexy innuendo and flirty confidence.

4) Alluring yet cool to the touch Jeanette MacDonald before she got away from her PreCode underwear shots and believed the critics when they said she was an opera diva.

5) MGM grand production values. The giant plush sets, hundreds of costumes and sweeping dance choreography that twirls and hops across a full screen of joy!

Talk about a great date movie, everyone gets lucky after watching this widow.


I love this movie!
I've been waiting for a remastered American version DVD or Blu Ray to come out.
It's hilarious and beautiful and who doesn't love Maurice Chevalier or the great Edward Everett Horton?!
You suggest a letter writing campaign. Any suggestions on who to write to about this?


I'm with you! This is one of my all time favorite movies! (I'm 27 for the record) I'm not sure if Blue Ray would improve on it much. But I might not know what I'm talking about. What is the next step? How do we get it on DVD?