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A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray

Gothampc
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A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/8/13 at 07:49pm
You're kidding, right? So many movies are either out of print or need a release and they have to give this crap special treatment?
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tazber
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Posted: 11/8/13 at 07:54pm
It is truly an awful awful movie. A disaster on every conceivable level.
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CATSNYrevival
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joined:3/1/04
A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/8/13 at 08:00pm
^And now the cover art matches the product.
Gothampc
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A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/8/13 at 08:21pm
The only good thing about it is that it preserves on film the inside of the Mark Hellinger theater. But some of the camera angles in this movie are absolutely hideous. Angles that even a first year film student wouldn't use.
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Gothampc
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A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/8/13 at 08:27pm
Even the spoof is better than the movie.
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Up In One
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joined:5/27/04
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Posted: 11/8/13 at 08:31pm
I forgot there was a chair in the film version; was it the Hello Twelve, Goodbye Thirteen Tango?
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Idiot
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joined:10/9/10
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Posted: 11/8/13 at 08:32pm
I really don't need this badness to be in high def.
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EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
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Posted: 11/8/13 at 08:43pm
No Hello Twelve, tango or anything. Instead they had that disco classic (who cares that disco was dead and I doubt even the gayest of clubs ever played it) Surprise Surprise! Apologies for the quality (though it deserves it.) I've actually heard of regional/community productions incorporating the song (...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMQtunxvw0I
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Kad
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joined:11/5/05
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Posted: 11/8/13 at 10:14pm
This takes the prize for Worst Adaptation of a Musical.
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PalJoey
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joined:3/11/04
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Posted: 11/8/13 at 11:00pm
They shouldn't put this movie out in Blu-Ray.

They should put this out on Betamax and let it stay there.
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jpbran
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joined:3/8/06
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Posted: 11/8/13 at 11:18pm
If any adaptation cries out for a remake... (even a TV version)
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morosco
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joined:7/10/04
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Posted: 11/8/13 at 11:23pm
When the film first came out I remember leaving when the character of Mike starting swinging on a rope. Horrific.
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rosscoe(au)
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 01:13am
This was better, than what was onstage at the time in the original run, when i saw the broadway cast in 88 not one of them wanted to be there. It was a bland, awful, long night of theatre. At least the movie was watchable.
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ACL2006
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joined:2/11/06
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 02:36am
No "And", "Sing", "Montage", "Music & The Mirror" turned into "Let Me Dance For You". "What I Did For Love" turned into a solo. No thanks. This movie, outside of the opening, was a trainwreck.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
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best12bars
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joined:6/29/05
A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/9/13 at 08:14am
Horrible, horrible film.

I'm glad to see they used an image from Cabaret on the cover. It makes as much artistic sense as the choices made for the rest of the movie.

And the only terrifying conclusion I can come to as to why this film is coming out on Blu-ray is that it's actually selling fairly well on DVD.

I have to ask myself who is buying this movie on DVD? The same people who buy all four Children of the Corn movies? The same people who think the film version of Annie is a masterpiece?

The same people who can't tell the difference between Children of the Corn 3 and Annie?

Why god, why?
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tazber
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joined:5/10/05
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 09:18am
There are 8 Children of the Corn movies.

I'm not saying I have them all.


Ok, I have them all.
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best12bars
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A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/9/13 at 09:20am
LOL
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Marianne2
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joined:3/28/08
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 10:42am
I actually got this movie at a yard sale a few years ago. I was curious, that was all. Let's just say that I no longer have it because I tried giving it away or put it in another yard sale.
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CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 10:45am
Sorry to be that guy but I just loved Audrey Landers rendition of Dance 10; Looks Three. It's my favorite.

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joined:8/13/09
A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:10am
I also loved Vicki Frederick as Sheila. I can only imagine how she would have been if working under a director who understood the material.
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:11am
I met Audrey Landers a couple of weeks ago and just gushed over her in this movie. I was like a 5 year meeting Santa Claus.

And I DON'T hate to be "that guy" but I like this movie very much. Is it even comparable to the stage version? HELL NO. But I was 7 years old when it came out in 1985 and saw it with my Dad (who I believe detested it for every reason mentioned every time this topic is brought up). But i was 7 and had nothing to compare it to. We had the cast recording so I eventually knew that songs were cut, but that was true for most movie musicals. It wasn't until years later that I actually got a chance to see it it done live on stage and truly know the difference.

But I love the movie and I'll definitely buy it on blu. And I won't be ashamed to do it, either.
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best12bars
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A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:15am
So you guys basically like this movie the same way I like the "Lost Horizon" musical. I saw that one first (three times) when I was nine.

... and which I own on Blu-ray, of course!

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tazber
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:36am
Well everyone has a movie they love that the world at large hates.

Mine: Hair

Love it. Seen it at least 10 times. On HD.
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CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:47am
You just earned major "cool points" with me Jordan for liking not only the film but for having met Miss Landers in person. I would have gushed as well. She was perfection as "Val" and there were a couple of other standouts in the cast: Vicki Frederick, most definitely as well as Gregg Burge, Yamil Borges, Terrence Mann and Justin Ross.

Is it a perfect movie, not by a long shot. But it's definitely my guilty pleasure...not ashamed to admit that I will be purchasing it on blu.

Yes bestie, it is my "Lost Horizon".
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CarlosAlberto
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A Chorus Line Movie on Blu Ray
Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:49am
Oh too see all those buns in tights in high def...can't wait.
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CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:53am
Tazzy, I echo your sentiments on the film version of HAIR.

A great, great film...one of the best stage to screen adaptations IMO, and I really don't care that Rado and Ragni despised it. They got paid handsomely for the screen rights, deposited their hefty checks and then began to b!tch and moan.

Too bad they fail to remember that the movie got excellent reviews when it was released, but it failed at the box office because people weren't ready for it.

Time has been kind to it and it has picked up new fans along the way. Definitely a classic.

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