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The Jazz Singer Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1927] [Region Free]


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Product details

  • Actors: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland
  • Directors: Alan Crosland
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Korean, Polish
  • Dubbed: Polish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A6UH7SC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,509 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Al Jolson stars in this film of a play purportedly based on his own life. He plays Jakie Rabinowitz, a singer trying to make a career on Broadway instead of following the wishes of his Rabbi father to replace him as the Synagogue Cantor. Jakie breaks with his father, becomes Jack Robin and gets on Broadway, only to be called to his father's death-bed on opening night. The film co-stars Warner Oland, May McAvoy, and Eugenie Besserer. Among the hit songs featured are Jolson's trademarks, 'Toot-Toot-Tootsie', 'Goodbye', 'Dirty Hands', 'Dirty Face', 'My Mammy', and a then-new song composed by Irving Berlin, 'Blue Skies'.

UltraViolet Expiry Date: January 27, 2015.

Extra Content

• Commentary by Ron Hutchison and Vince Giordano
• "Al Jolson in A Plantation Act" [1926 WB Short]
• "An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee" [1930 WB Short]
• "I Love to Singa" [1936 WB Cartoon]
• "Hollywood Handicap" [1938 MGM Short]
• "A Day at Santa Anita" [1939 WB Short]
• 1947 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast
• Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis

The son of a Jewish cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Allan on 20 Dec 2007
Format: DVD
Well, this is a wonderful release. Most importantly, the sound is digitized from the original Vitaphone disc (not from inferior recordings from the 30's). The picture is nicely preserved and it is fun to watch Jolson sing again during the synchronized scenes.

The Vitaphone shorts included in the discset are examples of early sound but are musical performances from mostly nondescript perfomers and are more oddities than entertaining. Two important exceptions: 1.) the short, "Lambchops," with a young George Burns and Gracie Allen in fine form; and 2.) Jolson in "Plantation Act" singing some of his standards.

A truly welcome release. Hopefully other Jolson films, like "Singing Fool," will be released.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bc V. Price on 6 Mar 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a superb film for any serious student of cinema to add to their collection. It is proclaimed as the first talking picture, Well, Yes! and No! The film was issued in that preliminary stage of giving the usual silent film treatment with sub titles etc. and also with the added bonus patches giving sound ! If you are not already familar with this film then a warning the sound parts are Jolson delivering his famous routines. I like them. However, it is not everyones cup of tea. Especially the scenes where he 'blacks up'. In todays society this will not go down well.I happen to agree with that. However, we have to view this film as a sign of its time, so therefore, I forgive it. It is a well produced film from the Warner Brother Stable. There are many extras to this edition which have been mentiond by other reviewers that make this edition the one to own for any serious movie buff.
Also, from an historical perspective the scenes involving the cantorial singing are both moving and worth buying the film alone IMHO.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Wingate on 30 Jan 2008
Format: DVD
It is apparent that in the UK Warners have only issued a 2 disc set.So can i just say that you are best advised to buy the 3 disc set from Amazon in America.In my view it is one of the best DVD sets i have ever purchased.You get the film,associated shorts,and nearly 4 hours of Vitaphone shorts.The Vitaphone shorts are themselves worthy of the price alone.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By L. Bellmann on 15 Dec 2007
Format: DVD
I bought this DVD a few weeks ago and I am delighted with my purchase. OK, the main feature is probably not the best film I have ever seen, but it is a milestone in movie history. The "Jazz Singer" is not a full talkie, but the first ever movie to feature some dialogues and songs. - Anyway, this DVD edition is a delight for any serious movie collector or film buff. It contains a carefully restored print of the "Jazz Singer" (including the German-dubbed version)and is crammed with great special features. Those features include a fantastic feature-length documentary about the advent of sound, a 1936 Technicolor cartoon which pokes a fun at the the Jazz Singer, a 1937 Technicolor short with Hollywood stars at the horse races (featuring Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler). Furthermore, there are several vintage shorts about the advent of talkies and trailers of several other Al Jolson movies. - I really wish for more DVD Edition like this one! How about a similar packaged special DVD-Edition about the first colour movie "Becky Sharp" (1935)
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Have had the VHS video for a number of years, but after a number of playings the quality is diminishing, so I took the opportunity to buy the DVD. It is nowhere as good as to the Neil Diamond version, but for its age carries well. Any movie buff should have this DVD in their collection in order to really understand how musical drama has improved over the last 87 plus years.

Joe Kensell
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Hylands on 21 Nov 2009
Format: DVD
This movie was a giant leap for the movie world, a great musical triumph for al jolson pathing the way for 80 years of musicals. I loved this movie because of the combination of the silent era and the exciting new sound technical marvel.It shows just how this was achieved in the documentury. This is a must for all movie buffs. You wont be dissapointed.
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Great to hear the original version of the Jazz Singer. Al Jolson still has the magic with his voice and musical.
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By c.c. hargie on 20 Feb 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I always wanted to see this, I liked it considering how long ago it was made. A mixture of talking singing and silent movie speech cards popping up to remind you that this was a pioneering film of its day. I liked it.
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