By Steve Daly
October 18, 1991 at 04:00 AM EDT

Kiss Me Kate

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  • Movie

Vibrant as color swatches in a paint-store catalog, these remastered videodisc of Kiss Me Kate bring out all the literal and thematic glitter MGM applied to films’ backstage-romance scenario. In Kiss Me Kate, an acerbic Taming of the Shrew rewrite, they don matching violent-red jumpsuits for some knockabout sparring set to Cole Porter songs. The circuitry in VCRs simply can’t render such strong, variegated hues and fine textures; only on disc is it clear how much these actors need meticulous games of make-believe to feel they’re in love. B+

Kiss Me Kate

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  • Movie
Genre
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  • Unrated
runtime
  • 147 minutes
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