New From WarnerBlu: Cabaret 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Book
Last year, WarnerBlu released a fabulous new Blu-ray book for the 60th anniversary of A Streetcar Named Desire. Yesterday saw the release of one of my favorite films, which I just wrote about for Oscar Vault Monday, Cabaret.
This new transfer is truly gorgeous. I have the DVD release from 2000, and there is no comparison. This new release includes the same featurettes from that earlier release, as well as the new featurette Cabaret: The Musical That Changed Musicals. It also features commentary by Stephen Tropiano, as well as 23 clips of interviews with the cast and crew, including three with Liza Minnelli and many more with Joey Grey, Michael York, Martin Baum, Cy Feuer, Emanuel L. Wolf, John Kaner, Jay Presson and Fred Ebb. The book itself, which is part of the Blu-ray’s case – includes 40 pages of insights and images from the making of the film. It’s definitely a must for fans of this Oscar-winning film.
Warner Bros. in participation with Turner Classic Movies, presented the film on January 31st in New York City in celebration of its 40th anniversary (which was actually February 13th, 2012), resulting in the above picture, which fills my heart with such joy. This new restoration of Cabaret at the TCM Film Festival last spring and was thisclose to Liza herself, though I didn’t get to talk with her. Someday. . .
Until then, enjoy this clip and enjoy this fabulous new release of Cabaret from WarnerBlu.
Disclaimer: This review is based on a review disc given to me by Warner Bros., though the opinions are all my own.
Posted on February 6, 2013, in Classic Film, DVDs and tagged Blu-ray, Bob Fosse, Cabaret, Joel Grey, Liza Minnelli, Maris Berenson, Michael York, Robert Osborne, WarnerBlu. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.