Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979) is one of those productions for which the "name above the title" makes perfect sense.
This is no bit of hubristic nonsense.
When you see something -- anything -- touched by Mr. Fosse, you know it.
From first frame to last, this semi-autobiographic film, is pure art, pure excitement, and pure cinema.
It's not just by chance that All That Jazz was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning four.
Until now, I've never found a home video incarnation of the film that worked. Not until Fox via Criterion released its new Blu-ray.
Image quality is perfect. From high to low-lights, shadow details, black levels, grain structure. Everything is where it should be.
Audio, which is from the original 3-track recordings, but mainly centered at the front, is crisp, clear and full.
Simply put, an extraordinary Blu-ray of one of the great films of the 1970s, and one of the best Blu-rays of 2014.
Image - 5
Audio - 5
Very Highly Recommended.