09/9/2016 2:35 pm  #1


"King Of Jazz" to be screened at The London Film Festival

There have been earlier references on this forum to a restored version of the King Of Jazz.

A screening has been announced for The London Film Festival on 8th October.

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10/9/2016 7:49 am  #2


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This is very good news - thanks for letting us know, Richard. I've set up a reminder on my i-pad for the day booking opens and hopefully other ICC members will be able to make it down to the NFT on 8th October.

 

21/9/2016 11:32 am  #3


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I've booked my ticket for the screening. If any other ICC members are planning to attend and fancy meeting up either before or after (or both!), send me a message and we can sort something out...

 

11/2/2018 9:20 am  #4


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I have seen several favourable references to the quality of "King Of Jazz" from the public screenings.

Now the restored version is coming out on Blu Ray on March 27th
There are a number of "extras" and I am interested to note that they include an audio commentary by Gary Giddins, 
Amazon US are taking pre -orders. - https://www.amazon.com/King-Jazz-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B078FFX78J/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1518337551&sr=1-1&keywords=king+of+jazz

So far only region A/1 has been announced. I fail to understand such an approach with older material such as this. Multi region DVD players are easy to come by and are very cheap, which defeats the idea behind regional coding. Multi region Blu Ray players are not so easy to find and are expensive but I suspect that in due course they also will be more easy to acquire.  
 

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18/2/2018 1:31 pm  #5


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I pre-ordered the DVD version a couple of weeks ago from Amazon. 
I've been interested in seeing this restored version ever since I read about the screening in New York (on this board) a couple of years ago. 
Prior to this I've only watched it on the Internet Archive. Found here, if anyone's interested: https://archive.org/details/KingOfJazz
I was thrilled to find that just so I could see it, but I'm sure this restoration will be a vast improvement. 

 

18/2/2018 2:11 pm  #6


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Bingmo wrote:

----  I'm sure this restoration will be a vast improvement. 

It is.



This is a sample
 

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