Fabulous Films present the DVD & Blu-ray release of Xanadu.

Fabulous Films present the DVD & Blu-ray release of Xanadu.

Fabulous Films are proud to announce the most anticipated DVD & Blu-ray release of 2021 – XANADU

The Music, The Film, A Place Where Dreams Come True

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Available from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/

Starring Olivia Newton – John, Gene Kelly & Michael Beck

Xanadu rolled into the 1980’s and inspired the roller disco era

Music by Electric Light Orchestra & John Farrar

Xanadu title track was a UK No 1 smash hit for Olivia Newton-John & ELO

Synopsis

Step into a magical world with superstars Olivia Newton-John (Grease) and Gene Kelly (Singing’ In the Rain and An American in Paris) as they take Xanadu!  Xanadu was Gene Kelly’s last movie appearance.

A beautiful muse is sent from above to inspire struggling artist and help motivate him to open a roller-disco. The dazzling soundtrack includes songs by Electric Light Orchestra and John Farrar such as Magic, I’m Alive, All Over the World. Throw on your roller skates, turn up the volume and enjoy this out-of-this-world fantasy!

The films amazing choreography scenes were created by Kenny Ortega who was also responsible for the classic dance sequences in ‘Ferris Buller’s Day Off’ and ‘Dirty Dancing’. Kenny also worked with Michael Jackson on his tours and directed the ‘This is It’ Tour.

The Don’t Walk Away sequence in the film was directed by animation Director Don Bluth (An American Tail & All Dogs go to Heaven).

Gene Kelly involvement with the film the famous 1940’s dance sequence with Olivia was filmed after the film had wrapped. It was a closed set only for Gene, Olivia, Kenny and the cameraman and soundman were present on set no one else.

Olivia was thrilled and nervous to be dancing with the legendary Gene Kelly.

Kenny Ortega had to convince Gene to be in the film as he had doubts about being in Xanadu, this was to e Gene’s last appearance in a movie. Gene agreed to have a one-off meeting with Kenny. Kenny’s enthusiasm and knowledge of Gene’s dancing and movies won over Gene. After the meeting Gene became Kenny’s mentor and friend for the next 20 years. Kenny Ortega is now revered as one of Hollywood’s top dance choreographers.

Gene’s character name of Danny McGuire was the name of his character in one of his first starring roles from the 1940’s movie ‘Cover Girl’ which also starred Rita Hayworth and Phil Silvers.

The Film won Best Film Song, at the Ivor Novello Awards accepted by Jeff Lynne

Xanadu had a new lease of life in 2007 when the story was adapted to a new stage production which was premiered on Broadway in New York. Danny McGuire role was played by actor Tony Roberts who has appeared in many of Woody Allen films including Annie Hall. The production was nominated for several Tony Awards.

There was also a stage production of Xanadu which appeared in London at Southwark Play House in 2015.

 Bonus Features

·         Going back to Xanadu: A retrospective documentary featuring the cast and crew discussing the making of Xanadu and its lasting legacy.

·         Theatrical Trailer.

DVD Product information

·         Barcode: 5030697044396

·         Catalogue No: FHED4047

·         RRP: £9.99

·         BBFC: PG

·         Discs: 1

·         Subtitles: English

·         Bonus feature running time 96mins approx.

·         Bonus feature running time 49mins

·         Release date: 25th January 2021

Blu-ray Product Information

·         Barcode: 5030697044402

·         Catalogue No: FHEB3766

·         RRP: £14.99

·         BBFC: PG

·         Discs: 1

·         Subtitles: English

·         Feature running time 96mins approx.

·         Bonus feature running time 49mins

·         Release date: 25th January 2021

Order your copy of Xanadu on DVD or BluRay now from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/

Olivia and her daughter Chloe

Olivia and daughter Chloe Lattanzi’s new single, “Window in the Wall,” is available on all digital music platforms now.

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