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#1 of 82 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted April 15 2003 - 12:52 PM

ALL THAT JAZZ!

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Retail Price: $14.98
  • Studio: Fox
  • Year: 1979
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Widescreen
  • Scene specific audio commentary by star Roy Scheider
  • Interviews
  • Film clips
  • Theatrical trailers

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#2 of 82 OFFLINE   Guy_K

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Posted April 15 2003 - 12:53 PM

That's great news! It only goes for $10 dollars though? I hope that doesn't represent the quality of the transfer.

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Posted April 15 2003 - 01:46 PM

Great--now I can finally program that home film festival:

8-1/2 (Fellini/1963)
All That Jazz (Fosse/1979)
Stardust Memories (Woody Allen/1980)

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#4 of 82 OFFLINE   Greg_M

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Posted April 15 2003 - 01:48 PM

Definate pass

#5 of 82 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted April 15 2003 - 02:17 PM

David just because a retailer puts a DVD up for pre-order does not mean that it will actually be released. Especially since Fox recently canceled a release that was up for pre-order called "The Enemy Below". How about providing a link to an official press release about "All That Jazz" coming out on that date or perhaps an actual quote from Mr Staddon. Since it does not look like a definate improvement over my R2 version, I'll pass & it does not matter to me whether it actually is released in R1 or not. But I think some fans who are not multi-regional might not actually believe it until they see it in their hands since Fox has been sitting on the R1 version for so long!
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Posted April 15 2003 - 02:24 PM

I've been hearing all this time that All That Jazz would be with other Fox musicals including Hello Dolly. Does anyone else know what else comes withthis package?

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Posted April 15 2003 - 02:35 PM

I think this will be the release date, considering Chicago is also getting a release around August.

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Posted April 15 2003 - 02:57 PM

All That Jazz, Hello Dolly, The Rose, Simon & Garfunkel Concert in Central Park, Star!, and a reissue of The Commitments are all due out 8/19, according to this DVDTalk thread:

http://www.dvdtalk.c....hreadid=286345

Mao, the DVDTalk member who posted the info, is usually reliable when he posts dates, so I trust that these are accurate.

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Posted April 15 2003 - 04:17 PM

[quote] That's great news! It only goes for $10 dollars though? I hope that doesn't represent the quality of the transfer. [quote]
Check out Quest for Fire if you don't believe Fox can do a great transfer and have a minuscule price.
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Posted April 15 2003 - 06:22 PM

just what i was going to say. QFF is one of the best looking discs i have EVER seen. if anybody here finds themselves buying a Superbit release just because you think it is demo material, even though you aren't really crazy about the movie- you should dig out $10 and give this a shot. the bonus is, the movie itself is a work of art. obviously the release date of ATJ is on the up and up and why would there be any further delay? its a fine disc and a great movie ( i've been enjoying the R4 one for a while now). really excited about The Rose, since this is a movie i've wanted to see since i discovered Joplin all those years ago.

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Posted April 16 2003 - 01:06 AM

I saw the announcement at DVDfile that this includes Hello Dolly , and Sttar ( a real shocker there as Fox told me two years ago they would NEVER do this title. With Star and Thoroughly Modern Milllie due at any time, we Julie andrews fansare thrilled!!

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Posted April 16 2003 - 03:02 AM

Although I'm excited about "All That Jazz" and "Hello Dolly", I'm pretty ecstatic about "Star!" coming out. I wonder if Fox will port over the commentary that was on the laserdisc special edition? I hope, I hope, I hope... Posted Image

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Posted April 16 2003 - 03:11 AM

I hope we can find some specs for these titles somewhere - so far, no. I want to knwo if Hello Dolly and Star are anamorphic, are they 4.0 and do they both have extra features a la making of and screen tests ( a ton exist for Hello Dolly)

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Posted April 16 2003 - 03:27 AM

Really pisses me off that FOX held back on these titles all this time because of ALL THAT JAZZ (which I won't purchase as a result) Why not spread out these releases? Who wants to buy all these titles in one week after having nothing available since the Rodgers and Hammerstein releases over four years ago. Sorry FOX I'll buy CHICAGO instead. Betcha, come August 18th-19th no one chooses to buy "ALL THAT JAZZ" over this year's best picture winner "CHICAGO"

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Posted April 16 2003 - 03:40 AM

Well, it goes without saying. IMO, anybody asking if something will be anamorphic is usually a waste of time, since just about every widescreen title is these days...and Fox always uses it now, anyway...

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Posted April 16 2003 - 04:29 AM

[quote] Really pisses me off that FOX held back on these titles all this time because of ALL THAT JAZZ (which I won't purchase as a result) [quote] It appears that this R1 release is the same as the R2 & R4 releases in terms of specs. Hence I have no compelling reason the replace my R2 version. Now if this R1 release had featured more & better extras or a better soundtrack (perhaps 5.1 or 4.0) instead of the same 2.0 one, I might have been persuaded to purchase it. I looks like my decision to buy the R2 version has been vindicated.
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#17 of 82 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted April 16 2003 - 04:38 AM

Jeff_HR, you sound like you're upset about something today. Anything wrong?
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Posted April 16 2003 - 04:41 AM

[quote] Really pisses me off that FOX held back on these titles all this time because of ALL THAT JAZZ (which I won't purchase as a result) Why not spread out these releases? [quote]

I understand the frustration of waiting for a title, but not buying it when it comes because you don't like the delay seems a case of cutting off one's nose to spite the face, y'know? Maybe this is easy for me to say, since I'm multi-region and have had "All That Jazz" for a long time already. Still, the realities of marketing are what they are and aren't limited to "All That Jazz"- Fox timed their "Flint" movies to coincide with the third Austin Powers movie, for instance.

It would be more comfortable for my wallet if releases were spread out - next Tuesday I'm picking up 4 musicals all from one promotion, for example - but the studios put these promotions together to be able to grab retailer interest. A catalog title is much more likely to fall through the cracks if it is out there on its own, but tied into a promotion with similar titles, it has the potential to do a bit better. Fox isn't doing anything out of the ordinary here, except for holding up a couple of these (ATJ and Dolly, presumably) until they thought they could sell them better. I'm certain that more retailers will stock ATJ post-"Chicago". The better it does, the more likely that other musicals will be released.

Most of the studios seem more willing to release their musical titles recently, and the only way you're going to see them continue to do that is to buy, isn't it?

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Posted April 16 2003 - 05:17 AM

[quote] A catalog title is much more likely to fall through the cracks if it is out there on its own, but tied into a promotion with similar titles, it has the potential to do a bit better. Fox isn't doing anything out of the ordinary here, except for holding up a couple of these (ATJ and Dolly, presumably) until they thought they could sell them better [quote]
"All That Jazz" was originally to be released in the 4th Qtr of 2002, until it was pulled from its position in the release queue because of the possibility of adding some additional extras (That did not pan out). So unless it was to be a part of some promo during that original release window that I'm unaware of, it appears that Fox thought that it could stand alone as a catalog release & sell itself without any help.

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Posted April 16 2003 - 05:59 AM


Actually, the Q4 2002 release was, AFAIK, supposed to tie in with the THEATRICAL release of Chicago...I dunno why they delayed it, but at least they got their wish to be able to tie it in to the release of Chicago (on DVD).

And how did Fox come to own this, anyway? When I saw it on Bravo, it opened with a logo for Columbia...




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