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#1 Posted : Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:29:01 PM(UTC)
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Yes, it's true. Universal's 1930 two-strip Technicolor musical extravaganza King of Jazz, featuring Paul Whiteman and a short animated sequence with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, is finally coming to Blu-Ray and DVD! The discs utilize an all-new 4K transfer, which you can see screenshots from on DVDBeaver.

The special features include, according to Criterion Collection's website:

  • four deleted scenes
  • alternate opening title sequence
  • "I Know Everybody and Everybody's Racket", 1933 short film featuring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra
  • two Walter Lantz Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons--"My Pal Paul" and "Africa"--and they appear to be new transfers!

Both the Blu-Ray and the DVD of the film are scheduled to be released on March 27, 2018.
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#2 Posted : Friday, February 23, 2018 4:37:55 AM(UTC)

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Have the tie-in Kickstarter-funded book, the whole history of the film from its production to eventual preservation and restoration is nothing short of astounding. The cartoon bit is one of the few segments that survive in full on the camera negs, in other words, it should look awesome. Hoping the 2 bonus Oswalds have fairly solid transfers as well.
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