Promising his family a magical future, he ends up creating the magic himself through P.T. Barnum’s Circus, whose players include a bearded lady with a beautiful singing voice, the tallest man you’ve ever seen, and the shortest. This troupe of extraordinary people drew crowds all across America and in this telling of the tale, Barnum shares the spotlight with the likes of brother and sister trapeze duo Anne (Zendaya) and W.D. Wheeler (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), as well as his business partner and investor, Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron).
Perhaps most importantly, The Greatest Showman is a triumph as a movie musical, with an Oscar-nominated original song (This Is Me) among the many highlights. Jackman is clearly in his element here, being the natural showman that he is, while Efron looks like he hasn’t had this much fun in years. Blending the magic of the circus with musical theatre, this is ebullient, feel-good entertainment that you’ll find yourself returning to for repeat viewings – and sing-alongs.
Release Date: 2 May 2018
Format: DVD Blu-ray 4K
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson
DVD & BD & BD
- The Family Behind the
- The Spectacle
- Music Machine with
- Audio Commentary with Director Michael Gracey
- Making The Greatest Showman
- The Songs