Category Archives: DVD

More of a “catch-all” for Home Media Releases, this product-of-it’s-time holds a fond place in my heart.

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 →

The Searchers

The Searchers Mose (Hank Worden) was in Davy Crockett and the River Pirates. “Smokin’ up a new batch Mason?” Lorrie’s father (Mr. Jorgensen – John Qualen) was in Casablanca. He’s in the resistance and contacts Victor Laszlo in Cafe American. “My name is Berger”. WTF is up with John Wayne? His character flips 180 degrees at the end of the movie. So does Natalie Wood’s character! I mean sure you can try and explain it with character choices, but it’s still very awkward at first blush. According to the commentary, the book has a much darker ending which they couldn’t use in the movie….but it makes things somewhat awkward….. But it’s still really funny, ya chunkhead. Is The Missing (2003) an updated version of this story? It’s based on a book after all… How odd! Both movies seem similar at first glance and they’re both based on books, but they’re … Continue reading →