King of jazz

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

DVD - 2018

Long available only in incomplete form, this film appears here newly restored to its original glory, offering a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s.

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Criterion collection ; 915.
Feature films
Musical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection [2018]
Criterion collection
Item Description
Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1930.
Full screen (1.33:1).
Special features: New audio commentary featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, music and cultural critic Gene Seymour, and musician and bandleader Vince Girodano; new introduction by Giddins; new interview with musician and pianist Michael Feinstein; four new video essays by authors and archivists James Layton and David Pierce on the development and making of "King of jazz"; deleted scenes and alternate opening-title sequence; All Americans, a 1929 short film featuring a version of the "Melting pot" number that was restaged for the finale "King of jazz"; "I know everybody and everybody's racket", a 1933 short film featuring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra; Two Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons from 1930, featuring music and animation from "King of jazz".
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Region 1 DVD, color, full screen (1.37:1) presentation; monaural.
Rating: Not rated.
Corporate Author
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (distributor)
Other Authors
John Murray Anderson (film director), Paul Whiteman, 1890-1967 (actor), Bing Crosby, 1903-1977
  • Disc 1. Feature film
  • disc 2. Special features.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

From 1930, Paul Whiteman & Co. Copyright 2018 Library Journal.