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Currently, a Best Buy exclusive, Dirty Dancing, that little Vestron title that proved it could be the little engine that could, has arrived in 4k, and it proves once again, that the film stands the test of time as it heads toward its 34th birthday.

A very nice image harvest, for which the 4k difference can be seen if one is closer than normal seating distance, may be an essential purchase if one either loves the film or is a Dolby Atmos fan.

Personally, with its music heavy track, I purchased for Atmos alone.

Color, grain structure (which is a bit sharper than the Blu) overall densities and use of HDR, all work for the release, which you'll see noted below in a new rating - play nicely with projectors.


A sweet film, with superb performances, that still works its magic.

Image – 5

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from Blu-ray - Yes

Plays nicely with Projectors - Yes

Highly Recommended

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"...burn the negative and take the insurance" -Aaron Russo producer/director on seeing Dirty Dancing. TG they didn't :)
 
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Currently, a Best Buy exclusive, Dirty Dancing, that little Vestron title that proved it could be the little engine that could, has arrived in 4k, and it proves once again, that the film stands the test of time as it heads toward its 34th birthday.

A very nice image harvest, for which the 4k difference can be seen if one is closer than normal seating distance, may be an essential purchase if one either loves the film or is a Dolby Atmos fan.

Personally, with its music heavy track, I purchased for Atmos alone.

Color, grain structure (which is a bit sharper than the Blu) overall densities and use of HDR, all work for the release, which you'll see noted below in a new rating - play nicely with projectors.


A sweet film, with superb performances, that still works its magic.

Image – 5

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from Blu-ray - Yes

Plays nicely with Projectors - Yes

Highly Recommended

RAH
Is the original Vestron logo on this one? The Blu's omit it entirely.
 

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I would love to see Jennifer Grey portray Roxie Hart in Broadway’s longest running revival of “Chicago”. It seems to be almost preordained. After all, her Dirty Dancing fictionalization father - Jerry Orbach - originated the role of Billy Flynn on Broadway. Add to that, and for good measure, her real-life dad (Joel Grey) portrayed Mr. Cellophane in the revival, as well.

Of course there’s just one catch.

Can she sing?

Hopefully, yes.:)
 
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I would love to see Jennifer Grey portray Roxie Hart in Broadway’s longest running revival of “Chicago”. It seems to be almost preordained. After all, her Dirty Dancing fictionalization father - Jerry Orbach - originated the role of Billy Flynn on Broadway. Add to that, and for good measure, her real-life dad (Joel Grey) portrayed Mr. Cellophane in the revival, as well.
Isn't she a tad old for the part? She's 60 and Verdon was about 50 and a far more accomplished stage dancer.
 

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Isn't she a tad old for the part? She's 60 and Verdon was about 50 and a far more accomplished stage dancer.
Joel Grey was 65 when he portrayed Amos Hart; which actually calls in the book for a 30-50 year-old. Poetic licenses on stage can sometimes be allowed. Heck, come to think of it, Norma Shearer portrayed Juliet at the age of 34...and that was a film.

Sometimes it’s about the talent and spirit over the literal age.
 
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Joel Grey was 65 when he portrayed Amos Hart; which actually calls in the book for a 30-50 year-old. Poetic licenses on stage can sometimes be allowed. Heck, come to think of it, Norma Shearer portrayed Juliet at the age of 34...and that was a film.

Sometimes it’s about the talent and spirit over the literal age.
Dancing on a film is quite different from dancing on a stage; age hampers agility when there are no edits.
 

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Dancing on a film is quite different from dancing on a stage; age hampers agility when there are no edits.
I am well aware. But no worries, as I am not doing the casting.:)
 
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Isn't she a tad old for the part? She's 60 and Verdon was about 50 and a far more accomplished stage dancer.
But her nose is only 32 ;)!

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