The Jazz Singer [Blu-ray] [1927]

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Special Features

  • 88-page blu-ray book includes photos, the film's history and more!
  • Plus:
  • Reproductions of vintage documents
  • Post-premiere telegram from Al Jolson
  • History of talkies overview
  • Remakes and parodies in modern culture
  • Critical impact of this particular feature and its influence on the historical progress of cinema
  • Disc 1: the movie:
  • Now on blu-ray! Feature digital transfer and immaculately refurbished soundtrack from restored picture elements and original Vitaphone-sound-on-disc recordings
  • Commentary by film historian Ron Hutchinson and bandleader Vince Giordano
  • Rare cartoon and collection of shorts: I love to singa, Hollywood handicap, A day at Santa Anita, Al Jolson in A plantation act
  • An intimate dinner in celebration of Warner Bros.' silver jubilee
  • 1947 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast starring Al Jolson (audio only)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Disc 2: the early sound era:
  • Feature-length documentary the dawn of sound: how movies learned to talk
  • Surviving sound excerpts from 1929's Gold Diggers of Broadway
  • Studio shorts celebrating the early sound era: the voice from the screen, Finding his voice, the voice that thrilled the world, Okay for sound, When talkies were young
  • On DVD
  • Disc 3: Vitaphone shorts:
  • Over 3 1/2 hours' worth of rare, historic Vitaphone comedy and music shorts including: Elsie Janis in a Vaudeville act: behind the lines, Bernardo de Pace: wizard of the mandolin, Van and Schenck: the pennant winning battery of songland and much more!


The Jazz Singer

Cast & Crew

  • Al Jolson
    Al Jolson - Jakie Rabinowitz (Jack Robin)
  • Image coming soon
    May McAvoy - Mary Dale
  • Warner Oland
    Warner Oland - Cantor Rabinowitz
  • Eugénie Besserer
    Eugénie Besserer - Sara Rabinowitz
  • William Demarest
    William Demarest - Buster Billings

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