Cabaret [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (30.74 Mbps)
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English SDH, French, Spanish
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
In addition, however, Minnelli demonstrates that she is not just a compelling (and androgynous) stage performer, but that she can also act, here as the brassy, down-to-earth, ambitious and (ultimately) vulnerable, Kit Kat night-club turn, Sally Bowles. It soon becomes clear that Fosse's film is going to be far from a 'traditional' Hollywood musical as Michael York's repressed, and sexually insecure ('nil' sex life), Englishman (and teacher), Brian Roberts, arrives at Sally's door, and the era's political overtones gradually seep into proceedings (initially via background radio broadcasts), drawing viewers into this world of 'divine decadence' (Sally's adage). Fosse (and cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth) create an authentic and evocative sense of the period, with stunning night-club sequences (blacks, reds, whites), ageing communist (Lenin) street posters and a sense of greater social/sexual liberalism, all tempered by the increasingly pervasive Nazi presence.
In addition to Minnelli's endearing turn, I have never seen York as impressive (not difficult, I'll admit) as the emotionally complex Roberts.Read more ›
Loving this film, I paid to see it several times in the cinema, and have bought several versions of the DVD since - always hopeful of a proper-format screen-filler appropriate for all those fabulous shots and routines. In vain!
Why, why, why....isn't this barnstormer of a film available yet in a proper anamorphic transfer?
Is the argument that it's been out long enough that everyone who wanted this film will have already bought it? So there won't be a big enough market for a new version?
NO....! I think that all the lovers of this film would absolutely flock to buy a top-quality anamorphic transfer. But please shout that it's NEW on the cover - don't try to fool us again with any more letter-box mini-versions. No-one should be palming off these versions in 2011!!! Cameron gave us an anamorphic Titanic after the initial shoddy letterbox-version. It's time this was done for Fosse's gem!
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Love this movie - it has not changed the dialogue to remove nasty swear words so immensely enjoyablePublished 2 days ago by Michael Turmaine
I was very disappointed with this. It is only a 4x3 letterboxed version. NOTHING special about that. I have a copy from years ago - exactly the same. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Wayne Bertram
A wodwerful film based on the Christopher Isherwood novel, I am a camera, this could qualify as the best musical ever made.Published 1 month ago by Marty 1969