“Forgotten Hollywood”- MGM’s 90th Anniversary in 2014 !

Posted on January 24, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…mgm90th

   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) announced a yearlong global campaign to honor the studio’s storied 90-year legacy. Founded in 1924 when theater magnate Marcus Loew bought and merged Metro Pictures with Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions, MGM and its legendary roaring lion logo signify the golden era of Hollywood to film lovers around the world. Since its inception, the company has led the industry in cultivating some of Hollywood’s greatest stars, and is home to over 175 Academy Award-winning films, including 14 Best Pictures.

MGM_Ident_1928   The celebration of 90 extraordinary years kicked off, as the MGM icon, Leo the Lion, was immortalized with a paw print ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater, cementing his place in Hollywood lore. MGM is debuting a special 90th anniversary trailer which will play in theaters. The trailer includes a tapestry of iconic images and scenes from films in the MGM library.

   Several of MGM’s signature films, including Rocky, Rain Man, Fargo, RoboCop, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, have been meticulously restored in 4K resolution (four times the clarity of HD), and will be presented on Blu-ray for a high-definition home viewing experience. These re-releases are issued through MGM’s home entertainment partner, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and are now available for pre-order on Amazon. They complement its already vast collection of films currently available on Blu-ray, and titles across all genres throughout the year. Titles scheduled for release include A Chorus Line, In the Heat of the Night, and The Birdcage.

   MGM has created a collector’s book and bonus video disc companion, commemorating 90 amazing years, featuring interviews from award-winning filmmakers, directors, and movie stars discussing the significance of their contributions to MGM’s legacy. The book and video highlight the evolution and history of the legendary studio, provide an extensive look into the its golden years, and more. Interviews include Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis on Thelma and Louise, Walter Mirisch on The Pink Panther, Sylvester Stallone on Rocky, and Clint Eastwood on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

   Per usual, the iconic studio promises more stars than there are in the heavens…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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