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A CHORUS LINE Movie Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order

November 8
7:12 PM 2013

A CHORUS LINE Movie Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-OrderA new Blu-ray edition of Richard Attenborough's 1985 film adaptation of Broadway's long-running smash hit A CHORUS LINE is now available for pre-order.

The controversial film famously took many liberties and made major changes to the stage property, including replacing several songs with new ones also penned by the original team of Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban, including the Academy Award-nominated "Surprise, Surprise".

Of note, Michael Bennett's iconic direction and choreography were not ported over for the film, either, especially enraging many fans of the property at the time.

The official description of the new Blu-ray edition of A CHORUS LINE is as follows: "Michael Douglas stars as a choreographer who subjects 16 dancers to a grueling audition in this Academy Awardr-Nominated* adaptation of the landmark Broadway musical. Featuring Marvin Hamlisch's Oscarr-Nominated music and Jeffrey Hornaday's (Flashdance) sizzling choreography, this thrilling portrayal of life behind the velvet curtain is truly "One Singular Sensation"! After narrowing down hundreds of Broadway hopefuls, Zach (Douglas) leads a select group of dancers on the tryout of their lives. In an audition twist, Zach asks each performer personal and intimate questions - with results that powerfully affect not only the young performers but the hardened stage veteran as well. *1985: Original Song, Sound Editing."

Pre-order A CHORUS LINE on Blu-ray here.

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