Ringing with the show-biz sass of its Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim score, the film version of the Broadway hit Gypsy takes you on a grand vaudeville tour. It sweeps you up in the roller-coaster relationship of Louise, the wallflower later to blossom into sophisticated stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, and her ambitious mother Rose. Karl Malden scores as Herbie, the salesman who falls for Rose to his exasperation. Full of terrific tunes Gypsy will certainly entertain you and definitely make you smile.
The film itself is very good and a classic but....
... The DVD is in 4:3 [the outer edges cropped]. The film was originally shot in cinemascope. The opening titles are 4:3 instead of the 1.33.1. Meaning the picture is squeezed up and everything tall and thin.
Finally the copy was made under American standards via a camera not "flying spot" [goole it] as in UK thus giving poor colour and generally bad picture quality. Would suggest this copy was actually made some time in the 1970's.