Jazz Singer: 80th Anniversary Edition: Bw/1927: 2 DVD Boxset £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV (A Plethora of Extras and Restored / Remastered) - HotUKDeals
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A genuine classic of film making - up there with Metropolis/King Kong. A must for film fans.

Jakie Rabinowitz (Al Jolson) goes into show business despite his family's protestations that he should become a cantor like his father. Changing his name to Jack Robin, Jakie follows his passion for jazz and ragtime music, but in doing so, he alienates himself from his family and his Jewish roots. THE JAZZ SINGER holds the distinction of being the world's first major motion picture to utilise synchronous sound, effectively ending the era of silent movies. Songs include 'Mammy' and 'Toot, Toot, Tootsie'.

Disc One - Special Features
All new feature digital transfer and immaculately refurbished soundtrack from restored picture elements and original Vitaphone-Sound-on-Disc recordings
Commentary by film historians Ron Hutchinson and Vince Giordano
1947 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast starring Al Jolson (audio only)
Al Jolson Trailer Gallery
Collection of rare cartoons and shorts:
I Love to Sing-a classic 1936 WB parody cartoon directed by Tex Avery
Hollywood Handicap classic M-G-M short with Al Jolson appearance
A Day at Santa Anita classic Technicolor Warner Bros. short with Al Jolson & Ruby Keeler cameo appearance
Al Jolson in 'A Plantation Act' 1926 Vitaphone short made a year prior to The Jazz Singer
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee
Disc Two The Early Sound Era
All-new feature-length documentary The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk
Two rarely-seen Technicolor excerpts from Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929 WB film, most of which is considered lost)
Studio shorts celebrating the early sound era:
Finding His Voice (1929 Western Electric animated promotional short, produced by Max Fleischer)
The Voice That Thrilled The World - Warner Bros. short about sound
Okay for Sound 1946 WB short celebrating the 20th anniversary of Vitaphone
When Talkies Were Young 1955 WB short looking back at the early talkies
The Voice from the Screen 1926 WB demonstration film explores the Vitaphone technology and, looks at the making of a Vitaphone short
Technical Features
Fullscreen 1.33:1
Dolby Digital 1.0 Audio
Region 2 / PAL / Black & White
Feature Running Time 88 Minutes

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This is a Feature packed set. Great documentary on it bout the dawn of sound in movies. Any movie buff should have this in there collection. Shame the UK disc doesnt have the 3rd disc like the US version. The 3rd disc has 4 hours worth of vitaphone shorts. Its very expensive tho so this is a bargain
Thanks Andy-looks interesting so I will go and order now....................

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