Cabaret [Blu-ray/CD] [Blu-ray] [1972]

  • SKU: 20756728
  • Release Date: 02/05/2013
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Stephen Tropiano
  • Featurette Cabaret: The Musical That Changed Musicals
  • Vintage Featurettes Cabaret: A Legend in the Making and The Recreation of an Era

Synopsis


Cabaret
Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, this groundbreaking Bob Fosse musical was in turn based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin, previously dramatized for stage and screen as I Am a Camera with Julie Harris as Sally Bowles. Fosse uses the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis, and this intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical. Michael York plays a British writer who comes to Berlin in the early 1930s in hopes of becoming a teacher. He makes the acquaintance of flamboyant American entertainer Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli. Sally works at the Kit Kat Klub, a George Grosz-like Berlin cabaret where each night the smirking, androgynous Master of Ceremonies (Joel Grey) introduces a jazz-driven "girlie show" to his debauched audience. Virtually all the film's musical numbers are staged within the confines of the Kit Kat Klub, and each song comments on the plot and on Germany's "progression" from hedonism to Hitlerism. Most of the Broadway score by John Kander and Fred Ebb was retained, with the welcome addition of "The Money Song." Although it lost Best Picture to The Godfather, Cabaret won eight Oscars, including awards to Minnelli, Grey, and Fosse. A heavily expurgated 88-minute version of Cabaret has been prepared for commercial TV presentations, regarded by many as dramatically inferior to the full cut. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Liza Minnelli
    Liza Minnelli - Sally Bowles
  • Michael York
    Michael York - Brian Roberts
  • Joel Grey
    Joel Grey - Master of Ceremonies
  • Helmut Griem
    Helmut Griem - Maximilian von Heune
  • Marisa Berenson
    Marisa Berenson - Natalia Landauer



Overall customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long Forgotten Great Movie

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    ltexasn
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    Had seen this movie over 40 years ago. Recently looking at some movie information I came across it again. Best Buy came through again. Just received a copy in the mail....watching it like it was yesterday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never looked so stunning

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    Boarder
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    The blu-ray extended edition of Cabaret offers a beautiful and dynamic picture and audio transfer of this classic musical. The special book that accompanies this special edition was an added bonus with rare photos of the Oscar winning production.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fosse classic

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    boarder
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    The original stage version set a new standard for the modern American musical and this Oscar winning film adaptation pulls out all the stops in preserving the magic for generations to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining film.

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    Entertaining film. Entertaining film. Entertaining film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!!

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    MusicalLover

    This is a great musical i love it the dancing/music is great and the plot won't let you down either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Liza At Her Best

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    LauraLee
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    I just love watching Liza such a great actress. Good story and great acting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie!!!

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    Sunshine123

    The item was on backorder, but as soon as it came in, it was sent to me asap!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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