ABBA: The Movie [DVD] [1977]

  • SKU: 7448265
  • Release Date: 03/28/2006
  • Rating: NR
After being in video limbo for many years, ABBA: The Movie has finally seen a domestic release on DVD from Polydor. The video transfer is very impressive, offering a letterboxed anamorphic image that offers vivid colors and plenty of fine detail. The disc is just as impressive in the audio area, offering the viewer a choice of Dolby 2.0 Stereo mix, a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, and a DTS 5.1 track. Each of the choices offers a crisply mixed sound that displays a lot of punch during the musical numbers. There are no extras on the disc itself, but a 20-page booklet is included in the disc sleeve. This booklet includes extensive liner notes by ABBA biographer Carl Magnus Palm that tell the story of the film's hectic production in great detail. Ultimately, the lack of extras might annoy some fans, but this is a solid if no-frills presentation of ABBA: The Movie.
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ABBA: The Movie
ABBA, the spirited Swedish pop-singing group who skyrocketed to fame with their 1974 single "Waterloo," star in this loosely constructed vehicle. The story involves the efforts of a diligent DJ to secure an interview with the group while they're on tour in Australia. Eighteen of ABBA's hits are heard on the soundtrack and seen in grainy 16 mm concert footage, shot in March 1977. ABBA: The Movie was thus filmed some five years prior to the group's breakup. The film's director was Sweden's Lasse Hallström, who later gained infamy for his arthouse success My Life as a Dog (1985). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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    Robert Hughes - Disc Jockey
  • Benny Andersson
    Benny Andersson - Himself
  • Anni-Frid Lyngstad
    Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Herself
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    Bruce Barry - Radio station manager
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    Tom Oliver - Bodyguard / Bartender / Taxi Driver

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