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Criterion Press Release: All That Jazz (Dual Format)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    ALL THAT JAZZ - Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Edition & DVD Only Edition
    The preternaturally gifted director and choreographer Bob Fosse (Cabaret) turned the camera on his own life for this madly imaginative, self-excoriating musical masterpiece. Roy Scheider (Jaws) gives the performance of his career as Joe Gideon, whose exhausting work schedule—mounting a Broadway production by day and editing his latest movie at night—and routine of amphetamines, booze, and sex are putting his health at serious risk. Fosse burrows into Gideon’s (and his own) mind, rendering his interior world as phantasmagoric spectacle. Assembled with visionary editing that makes dance come alive on-screen as never before, and overflowing with sublime footwork by the likes of Ben Vereen, Leland Palmer, and the awesomely leggy Ann Reinking, All That Jazz pushes the musical genre to personal depths and virtuosic aesthetic heights.
     
    1979 • 123 minutes • Color • 3.0 surround • 1.85:1 aspect ratio
     
    DUAL-FORMAT 1-BLU-RAY/2-DVD SPECIAL EDITION 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!
     
    TITLE: ALL THAT JAZZ (DUAL-FORMAT 1-BLU-RAY AND 2-DVD EDITION)
    CAT. NO: CC2388BDDVD
    UPC: CC2388BDDVD
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-878-1
    SRP: $39.95
    PREBOOK: 7/29/14
    STREET: 8/26/14
     
    TITLE: ALL THAT JAZZ (2-DVD EDITION)CAT. NO: CC2389DDVD
    UPC: 7-15515-12461-4
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-879-8
    SRP $29.95PREBOOK 7/29/14STREET 8/26/14 
     
     
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  2. Ronald Epstein

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    All I can say is Holy S!

    Had no idea Fox licensed this out to Criterion.
     
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    Isn't this GREAT news?
     
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    This is friggin' awesome news.

    It just hit me like a brick when I opened the press release this morning.

    I wasn't expecting it. I was shocked and elated at the same time.

    Don't know why Fox farmed this title out....not unhappy that they did, but
    it's one of their premier titles that they could have successfully released on
    their own, I think.

    However, to see it get the Criterion treatment is just icing on the cake.
     
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    Glad that the audio commentary with Roy Scheider is part of this release -- he was a welcome sight in everything movie he made and delighted to hear his thoughts on probably the movie he himself was most proud of.

    Criterion are really pulling the stops out with this release -- looking forward to it already.
     
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    I'm with you, Ron. I was very surprised that Fox farmed out the title to Criterion, but I'm not complaining. It's sure to get a superlative release that it clearly deserves. I'm very excited about finally getting it on Blu-ray.
     
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    I haven't seen this movie ever.
    I see it's highly acclaimed and nominated for many Oscars.

    I LOVE musicals, well mainly the Classic American Hollywood musicals of 30s-60s and I'm not sure how I would feel about this.
    I wonder if I would blind buy it..
     
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    In the listings for its awards, I don't see the listing for the Adaptation Score Academy Award it won for Ralph Burns.
     
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    This is thrilling news.
     
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    Was hoping that the Emmy Award winning Bob Fosse: Steam Heat (from PBS Great Performances: Dance In America) might have been included.Well, the Criterion listing does have "More" under the extras, so maybe they aren't all confirmed.(Repost from the regular Criterion thread)
     
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    WOW! I JUST finished Sam Wasson's biography of Fosse YESTERDAY (I shit you not) and was really dying to see this. I can't believe it popped up like this and in such a special edition, too. What great news!

    Thanks Mr. Ronald!
     
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    This is one of my mother's favorite films and together with that biography of Fosse, it really helps out with my Christmas list.
     
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    I wonder if I would blind buy it..
    I would almost say...definitely yes.
    It's a very deep film. Extremely well written,
    produced and choreographed. It's the kind of
    film that you watch and wonder how the *F* it
    lost to Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 for Best Picture.
    It is, in my opinion, one of the very best films that
    came out of the 1970s.
     
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    This originally came out at Christmastime, and I remember Siskel and Ebert's reviews commenting on how one didn't expect to see open heart surgery when you went to a musical at Christmas.

    That, of course, is what separates this from typical musicals of earlier eras, and also constitutes an advance on film musicals that Fosse started with the adaptation of Cabaret.

    Simply said, it's Fosse's own 8 1/2 and is unlike any other musical ever made.
     
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    This is shaping up to be a most expensive August.
     
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    With Red River, Amazon initially had an incorrect MSRP, so their price was practically 50% off.With A Hard Days Night, I can wait a few weeks until the B&N sale.However, for All That Jazz, I may have to pay full price, because I've been waiting for this title for so long (thank you so much, Ron)
     
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    David,

    I hate paying full Criterion price as well.

    ...however, there are exceptions.

    This will be preordered day one.

    If anyone finds the preorder please PM me so I can get an official link up.

    I expect it will be available for preorder within the next few hours to days.
     
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    Ron, This is fantastic news! Great movie. I'm surprised this was licensed by Fox to Criterion as well, but pleased because the presentation should be superb.

    All That Jazz was released during my senior year of high school. I had seen it and when asked by a friend for a recommendation for a movie to see I told her to go see this. She HATED it and was actually mad at me for a while. After Coal Miner's Daughter was released a few months later she made a point of telling me that it was a good movie as opposed to that awful All That Jazz. CMD is good, but there's no accounting for taste even at the ages of 17 and 18. :D
     
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    I'm a little confused by the 3.0 soundtrack- is that just left/center/right with no surrounds= channel?

    Vincent
     

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