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A Chorus Line (1985)

A Chorus Line (1985) – DVD

IMDB entry for ‘A Chorus Line (1985)’ So last night we watched the filmed adaptation of A Chorus Line. It wasn’t horrible! 😉 That being said, it is VERY MUCH a product of it’s time. Directed by InGen founder John Hammond (aka Lord Richard Attenborough), right from the DVD menu (with so much synth, we almost started to cry) we could tell this wasn’t going to be very much like the stage production. And then the opening number started and we couldn’t help making comparisons to that Captain EO making of featurette that they play as you wait in line. I mean Mike (I Can Do That) was wearing parachute pants! In the film adaptation, Zach is portrayed by Michael Douglas and apparently either he or Attenborough felt that the movie would be MUCH better if this quintessential ensemble piece was focused very tightly on Zach and Cassie. And they … Continue reading →

Pocahontas Special Edition

5/23/05 I’m adding a link to a JimHillMedia.com article (by Jim Hill himself no less) that discusses the movies sordid history in his fantastically long-winded style…or at least I think it’s fantastic… Another thought about special editions is how these DVD’s include the option to view the original and special editions…films like Star Wars don’t even include that option…but the only thing George screwed up (in my opinion) was the “Greedo shooting first bit” (and I understand why George did that (to prevent Han from being perceived as a cold-blooded killer, which he wasn’t anyways because Greedo was going to kill him!), but it was unnecessary…you’re telling me that an expert bounty hunter misses a guy who was 3 feet in front of him?! Or that Han’s minute head movement avoided the blast?! Come on…)…everything else helps bridge that 30-year jump in technology you see when you watch the films … Continue reading →