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The Lion Roars Again (1975)

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This MGM documentary records a two day open house the studio held for the international media in 1975. They visit the set of Logan's Run (1976), meeting the producer and wardrobe designers. ... See full summary »

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This MGM documentary records a two day open house the studio held for the international media in 1975. They visit the set of Logan's Run (1976), meeting the producer and wardrobe designers. Gene Kelly introduces them to That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) and several others who will be in the film including Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and many others. The film focuses on other films currently in production including Sweet Revenge (1976) starring Stockard Channing, The Sunshine Boys (1975), _The Hearts of the West_ (1975) with Jeff Bridges and The Wind and the Lion (1975) with Sean Connery and Candice Bergen. Written by garykmcd

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In 2004, this was featured on the DVD release for The Sunshine Boys (1975) as well as the DVD for That's Entertainment, Part II (1976). Then in 2007, was also featured on both the HD DVD and Blu-ray releases of the latter. See more »

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References The Fortune (1975) See more »

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The Lion Roars Again was an adequately interesting time filler from M-G-M
16 June 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I'm guessing this short M-G-M promotional film that I just watched on the HD DVD of That's Entertainment, Part II, was another one of those fillers (and an adequate one at that) meant to fill the rest of a two hour timeslot the Big Three networks had when showing theatrical movies that ran short on it. After then-vice president of production Dan Melnick speaks to the reporters assembled, we're shown first some sets of Logan's Run and then a fashion show of the futuristic costumes from that movie of which David Hasselhoff is one of the models. Next, there's a press conference for TEP2 where we see Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire mingle with various critics of which I swear Roger Ebert is one of them. You can hardly hear them. The next movie plugged is something called All American Girl which I found out here on IMDb would eventually be called Sweet Revenge. Anyway, its star Stockard Channing appears for a few brief scenes but is not interviewed. After that is a party for The Sunshine Boys of which Richard Benjamin is pleasantly surprised of having a giant cake brought up in his honor as it was his birthday that day. Walter Matthau talks about having a lot of fun and thinking it would flop because of that. Then, George Burns tells an amusing story of his show business experiences before doing a very amusing song. He's the highlight and at least the mics were clear on him as it wasn't when we next go to Hearts of the West and producer Tony Bill barely sounds above a whisper. The last film showcased was The Wind and the Lion and we only see a clip with Sean Connery and Candice Bergen the latter of which showed up at the studio with Melnick along with her parents. Speaking of Daniel, he said in the beginning speech that the lion never stopped roaring and yes, considering many good M-G-M movies that subsequently came since then that was true. But now the studio is up for sale again. And with the next James Bond flick and The Hobbit in limbo, one wonders about Leo's roar continuing...


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