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lotiloti
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All That Jazz
Posted: 5/15/14 at 07:01pm
Criterion are releasing 4K restoration, of All That Jazz. Aug 12th.
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Scarywarhol
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 01:46am
You're kidding. I bought the DVD YESTERDAY. Ah, well. Amazing film.
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BrodyFosse123
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 06:14am
The correct release date is August 26, 2014. 2 editions are being released: a 3-disc (1 Blu-ray & 2 DVDS) and a 2-disc DVD set.

Here are the contents:

DISC FEATURES -
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Two audio commentaries: a feature-length one with editor Alan Heim and a scene-specific one with actor Roy Scheider
Razzle-Dazzle, a new video essay on the film by critic Matt Zoller Seitz
Episode from 1980 of the television talk show Tomorrow, featuring director Bob Fosse and choreographer Agnes de Mille
New interview with Heim
New interview with Fosse biographer Sam Wasson
Interview excerpts and footage from the set, featuring Fosse and Scheider
Portrait of a Choreographer, a 2007 documentary on Fosse
The Soundtrack: Perverting the Standards, a 2007 documentary about the music in the film
Interview from 2007 with George Benson about his song "On Broadway", which opens the film
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by theater critic Hilton Als
More!

So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
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CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 08:23am
That sounds wonderful. It would have been nice if they would have gotten Ann Reinking or even Jessica Lange for an interview and/or commentary.
"I was raised to be charming, not sincere"
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Roscoe
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 09:23am
Very exciting -- the first MUST HAVE ASAP release in a while.

A surprise, too. There's been no hint or suggestion of this coming out.
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morosco
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 01:11pm
Okay...I'm confused by technology nowadays. When a movie is 4K does the disc still use Blu-ray technology to deliver the content (requiring a Blu-ray 4K player and a 4K television)? And from reading elsewhere is a new standard Blu-ray also being released that is made from the 4K master?

Long story short is the below what will be released?
1) Blu-ray at 4K resolution
2) Blu-ray at regular Blu-ray resolution made from the 4K master
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Alix
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 01:13pm
Yay! I happened to watch this a few days ago for the first time in years. What a fantastic film. Some of these extras on the new DVD sound great!
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TalkinLoud
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 01:13pm
Roscoe, the Criterion New Year's drawing did have a jazz band, so maybe this was hinted at...
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SonofRobbieJ
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 01:47pm
I'm profoundly happy at this news. A friend took me to see a screening at the Museum of the Moving Image this past winter. It was my first time seeing it on a large screen, and it was magnificent. It's my favorite movie of all time, and it was wonderful to see it in a theater filled with people who also love it.
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Broadway Bob*
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 01:48pm
SO excited for this!!! Been wanting a Blu upgrade forever!
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Charley Kringas Inc
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 08:49pm
Morosco: The film was scanned and restored at 4k, which is good, because the bigger the scan, the more detail there is to work with, and the cleaner the transfer, as well as a healthy preservation of grain. This clean, sparkly new 4k transfer will be downscaled for the Blu-ray, which is slightly smaller than 2k, and this is also good, because it means that the Blu-ray is coming from an even better source. Many early Blu-rays came from 2k transfers, which leaves more room for error and isn't as precise.
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morosco
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Posted: 5/16/14 at 11:49pm
Thanks for the info Charley.

I'm really looking forward to this release...I didn't really emotionally connect with the film when it came out in 1979 but now that I've got some years on me I find it very powerful and moving.

It's showtime folks.
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Posted: 5/17/14 at 12:20pm
one of my ALL-TIME FAV movies too...the opening sequence "ON BROADWAY" tryout scene is so way much better than anything the movie version of A CHORUS LINE tried to do...to me it was as if FOSSE was saying "**** you" to the producers and director of that really awful version of CHORUS LINE...:)
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BrodyFosse123
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Posted: 5/17/14 at 01:17pm
one of my ALL-TIME FAV movies too...the opening sequence "ON BROADWAY" tryout scene is so way much better than anything the movie version of A CHORUS LINE tried to do...to me it was as if FOSSE was saying "**** you" to the producers and director of that really awful version of CHORUS LINE...:)

Well, the film ALL THAT JAZZ was released in 1979 and the film version of A CHORUS LINE was released in 1985, so if anything - the film version attempted to copy Bob Fosse's opening audition sequence. NOW, after saying all that, it IS said that Bob Fosse tried to trump Michael Bennett's opening audition sequence from the 1975 stage version of A CHORUS LINE so there was indeed a f**k you somewhere in there.
So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
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luvcaroline
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joined:10/19/05
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Posted: 5/17/14 at 07:30pm
Thanks for the link, Charley. Those screen caps look great.

I wonder if there's any chance this would get a limited theatrical release before the Blu-Ray comes out?

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CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 5/17/14 at 07:48pm
It wouldn't make any money as a limited theatrical release. I doubt they'd consider doing that. It's has a very limited audience.
"I was raised to be charming, not sincere"

 
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