Kenneth Turan's DVD picks: Amazing musicals from MGM and Frank Sinatra

New boxed DVD sets: MGM classic musicals and a Frank Sinatra set that's music to the ears too

The only thing better than a single Hollywood musical is a boxed set, and two such boxes are currently new on the scene from Warner Bros.

The first, simply named “Musicals,” gathers a quartet of classics from MGM: “The Band Wagon,” “Calamity Jane,” “Kiss Me Kate” and “Singin’ in the Rain.” If I had to pick a favorite scene from all of these, it would be the boggling “Triplets” number from “Band Wagon.” Not to be missed.

The second box, a five-film collection named “Frank Sinatra,” includes “Oceans 11” and “Robin and the Seven Hoods,” which are definitely not musicals, but it also has “Anchors Aweigh,” “Guys and Dolls” and “On the Town.” I am especially partial to the “New York, New York” number from “On the Town,” but who isn’t?

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