"All That Jazz" - Any news on a DVD release??

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  1. Jenna

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    I'm dumping all of my old, prerecorded VHS tapes that I've replaced with DVDs...and came across this great film.

    Has anyone heard any rumors of a DVD release date on "All That Jazz"??? ...how about "A Chorus Line"????
     
  2. Joel C

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    Ron posted on the restoration of the film about 6 months ago (?), it's probably accessible through a search. Rumored to be a Fox 5 Star release, hopefully coming this year. Peter Staddon hasn't been as visible around here lately, but maybe he can chime in with info.
    In the meantime, MGM is about to release Fosse's Lenny, and great film, and you can check out my review here:
    http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/sho...w.php3?ID=3345
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Last I heard was 3rd quarter.
    I have no idea of any recent updates.
    Looking forward to seeing it.
    You can get a sneak peak of it here:
    Ron's Reviews
    Just click on All That Jazz (preview)
     
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    Not that it's probably much use to the majority of Region 1 collectors, but it might be of interest to know that the Region 4 DVD of "ALL THAT JAZZ" is being released this week in Australia.

    It features,

    1.85:1 / 16:9 Enhanced

    Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

    "On the Set" clips of Director Bob Fosse

    Audio Commentary by Roy Sheider

    Roy Sheider Interview clips

    Theatrical Trailer

    No doubt the region 1 version will not be far behind, probably with the same features.
     
  5. PatrickL

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    There's also a UK R2 disc coming in May, just fyi. Hopefully the R1 will be announced shortly.
     
  6. Greg_M

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    My guess is that FOX is waiting to release "All That Jazz" along with "The Rose" and "Hello, Dolly" as part of a musical promotion with a repriced "Moulin Rogue." Though, I may be wrong since Best Buy has been selling Moulin Rogue for $22.00

    As far as "A Chorus Line" it would be nice to have this film in widescreen, MGM/UA has the VHS rights, but I don't think they have the DVD rights - That's what I heard, the film is available in region 3 or 4 but in Pan & Scan.

    One of the first films to be recorded with Digital sound, and one of the first to be released on laserdisc in digital sound, it sounded great, but the picture was Pan & Scan and fuzzy too.
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

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    I wasn't aware All That Jazz was
    being released region 4.
    If the domestic version isn't out soon,
    I might have to go grab this one. After all,
    it's my favorite movie.
     
  8. Doug Bull

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    Ron, also released here in Oz this week alongside "All that Jazz" is the wonderful "Hello Dolly".

    I don't know why we are getting first bite of the cherry, but it certainly makes for a change, as we usually drag behind in most other titles.

    The Dolly disc is bare bones and only contains a trailer as an extra.

    The big problem with both of these titles on Pal region 4 is the horrible speed up.

    I refuse to buy Pal versions of musicals for that reason.

    So I will probably wait for the region 1 release on both.

    Interesting also to note that we are getting actual NTSC and not Pal releases of both Calamity Jane and The Harvey Girls on region4, a week or two before you guys.

    It means that I can purchase these 2 titles locally, save about $20 on each and not have to worry about speedup.

    I hate to think what will happen to local purchasers of these two titles, because if they don't have an NTSC Capable TV, all they'll get is a black and white picture.

    It could create some interesting complaints to Stores and the local Warner Distributor.
     
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    Warners have been releasing NTSC DVDs in Australia for ages now. Some people do refuse to buy these DVDs, but most people wouldn't even know the difference if their television is multi-standard. I don't have a problem with the PAL speed up (don't hear it), so I'll happily buy All That Jazz and Hello Dolly in the coming weeks.
     
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    Mike,

    I remember buying the "Chorus Line" Compact disc in 1985, I think this was one of the first CD's, it came in a long thin cardboard box. I think those boxes lasted about a year before the record companies did away with them.
     
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    Looks like a Region 3 release of "All That Jazz" was released on 6/6/02. I wonder what's holding up the region 1 disc?
     
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    Chad, in this thread Peter Staddon said:
     
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    I don't know about the other FOX muscials, but If FOX wanted to cash in on "All That Jazz" I would guess they would release it in December when the film version of Bob Fosse's show "CHICAGO" opens. "CHICAGO" contains the song "All That Jazz" and would probably confuse many people into buying the DVD thinking they're related.

    They are related in a way since the show in the film "All That Jazz" is based on parts of the stage show "Chicago".

    I would guess the media will have many articles on Bob Fosse in regard to the "Chicago" film and the song "All That Jazz" may become popular again on radio and MTV.
     
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    For the record, I think Peter is correct to wait on both All That Jazz and The Rose. I want both titles - badly - but I'm more likely to get them on street date on a month when the big releases aren't crowding in. Otherwise, I'd just wait until "whenever I get around to them". Most people will feel the same.
    I'd say to look for these around President's Day. [​IMG]
     
  16. Ronald Epstein

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    I have still heard nothing, nada, on

    this titles release other than the fact

    that it may have been pushed to 2003.

    I am a bit frustrated and really leaning

    towards buying the region 2 version at

    this point.
     
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    What big releases? I think "All that Jazz" fans will buy "All that Jazz" before even considering "That Big Lame Blockbuster from Last Summer that Really Sucks But I'll Buy the Three-Disc Set Anyway 'Cause I Have Compulsive DVD Buying Disorder".

    Seriously, Fox, release it. I've got nothing but two Fassbinder titles and the Tenenbaums to look forward to this month.
     
  20. Craig S

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    I agree. It seems that this is a release-date-proof film. The people that want it are going to buy it whenever it comes out.

    Whoa!! Didn't realize at first that this was my 2000th post!
     

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