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New on Disc: 'All That Jazz' and more …

8 Sep, 2014 By: Mike Clark

All That Jazz (Blu-ray)

Criterion, Musical, $39.95 Blu-ray, ‘R.’
Stars Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking.
Jazz is probably the only musical with graphic footage of open-heart surgery. Protagonist Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider, perfect) is a filmmaker editing a movie about a standup comic while he’s simultaneously mounting a stage musical while also mounting ladies of the chorus and also smoking too much. This is unmistakably director Bob Fosse’s own story.
Extras: There’s an array of extras here that dazzle even by Criterion standards, and three of them are Fosse interviews.
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The Winning of Barbara Worth

Available via Warner Archive
Warner, Western, $21.99 DVD, NR.
Stars Ronald Colman, Vilma Banky, Gary Cooper.
Gary Cooper’s first credited non-bit screen role was fairly substantial in this film about a romantic triangle with a lot going on for anyone who likes stories where Mother Nature is in a really bad mood.
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