Sweet Charity (1969) coming to Blu from Kino

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Just saw this announcement pop up on my FB fueed. I know there’s several existing threads requesting this film be released on Blu. Looks like we’re finally getting it.

Release date is currently listed as “coming soon”.

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34 Comments

  1. Ken Koc

    Please Kino….Flower Drum Song and Thoroughly Modern Millie!

    Kino has already said it does not have Thoroughly Modern Millie. Twiilight Time has a new deal with Universal starting with the release of Anne Of The Thousand Days in December so I suspect if we're going to see an R1 version of Millie, it's probably going to be through TT (unless Shout Factory has it).

  2. Joe Caps

    I hope they fix the mistakes from the dvd. Part of the film was missing.
    I fixI hope we get more than a 2.0 track

    There is no excuse huge chunk of the film, or any film, being inexplicably missing from the DVD. That was before Universal's last merger, so hopefully they have learned their lesson by now.

  3. Everett S.

    Now we need Flower Drum Song! Ihope they clean up the mirror number.

    haineshisway

    And how would you propose they "clean up" the mirror number, which is an optical?

    Windex.:D

  4. Kyrsten Brad

    Any updates on when this film is being released?

    As of yesterday, Kino Lorber has remained silent on any release date.
    Go to the "Kino Lorber Insider" thread and see messages #2890 – #2893.

  5. I had only seen a few minutes of the film prior to a couple of days ago. While it has pacing issues and some of the directing choices don't hold up, I found it quite enjoyable and much better than its reputation had led me to believe. In another world, Gwen Verdon would have played the role and taken it to a new level, but the film we have is certainly good and worthy of the time of anyone who enjoys Musicals.

  6. Brian Kidd

    I had only seen a few minutes of the film prior to a couple of days ago. While it has pacing issues and some of the directing choices don't hold up, I found it quite enjoyable and much better than its reputation had led me to believe. In another world, Gwen Verdon would have played the role and taken it to a new level, but the film we have is certainly good and worthy of the time of anyone who enjoys Musicals.

    I disagree Ms. Verdon would have taken it to a new level – the movie would never have gotten made with her. Ms. Verdon worked on stage. There is a reason she did not become a movie star after Damn Yankees.

  7. haineshisway

    I disagree Ms. Verdon would have taken it to a new level – the movie would never have gotten made with her. Ms. Verdon worked on stage. There is a reason she did not become a movie star after Damn Yankees.

    I adore Gwen Verdon and was lucky enough (and old enough) to see her in the original production of Chicago. But I agree with you that like many other talented Broadway divas, the magic they have on stage doesn't translate to film. For every Broadway star like Julie Andrews or Barbra Streisand who shine on film and went on to have major film careers, there are other talented Broadway ladies like Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Tammy Grimes, Patti LuPone, Barbara Cook, Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence, etc. that the camera just didn't love.

  8. That's a Warner Bros. film, so it'll likely get a Warner Archive release eventually. Universal now seems content to let others handle its catalog. Thankfully, both these films got Castro Theatre screenings in San Francisco in the past decade in very nice 35mm prints with lots of color left.

  9. Since I've been immersed in Fosse/Verdon for the past few weeks, I had every intention tonight of pulling out my Damn Yankees DVD and rewatching it, but time got away from me, and I didn't get around to it. I'd really like to see it again after a too-long absence from it.

  10. Matt Hough

    Since I've been immersed in Fosse/Verdon for the past few weeks, I had every intention tonight of pulling out my Damn Yankees DVD and rewatching it, but time got away from me, and I didn't get around to it. I'd really like to see it again after a too-long absence from it.

    Good idea! I'll do the same in the next few days!

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