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Showboat DVD & Blu-Ray

Showboat DVD & Blu-Ray

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Item #: XD7002
A new 4K restoration with loads of fascinating extras (including 1929 performances from some of the original Broadway cast).This landmark 1936 adaptation of the Jerome Kern musical is "one of the most important movie musicals ever made" (NPR) Cast of legends include Irene Dunne, Helen Morgan, Allan Jones, Hattie McDaniel, and the immortal Paul Robeson singing "Ol' Man River". Warning: ... More
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A new 4K restoration with loads of fascinating extras (including 1929 performances from some of the original Broadway cast).This landmark 1936 adaptation of the Jerome Kern musical is "one of the most important movie musicals ever made" (NPR) Cast of legends include Irene Dunne, Helen Morgan, Allan Jones, Hattie McDaniel, and the immortal Paul Robeson singing "Ol' Man River". Warning: Includes racially insensitive scenes. 1 ½ hours 1 DVD or Blu-ray disc. B&W.

Details

Packaging: Boxed
Run Time: 2 hours
Format: Full Screen
Number of discs: 1
Language: English
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: B&W
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.37
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Rating: NR

Extras

• New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary from 1989 featuring American-musical historian Miles Kreuger
• New interview with James Whale biographer James Curtis
• Recognizing Race in "Show Boat," a new interview program featuring professor and author Shana L. Redmond
• Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (1979), an Academy Award-winning short documentary by Saul J. Turell, newly restored
• Four performances from the sound prologue of the 1929 film version of Show Boat, including songs from original Broadway cast members Helen Morgan, Jules Bledsoe, and Tess Gardella, plus twenty minutes of silent excerpts from the film, with audio commentary by Kreuger
• Two radio adaptations of Show Boat, featuring stage and screen cast members Morgan, Allan Jones, and Charles Winninger; producer Orson Welles; and novelist Edna Ferber?
• PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins

Cast

Irene Dunne, Hattie McDaniel, Paul Robeson Allan Jones, Helen Morgan, and Charles Winninger


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