'The Jazz Singer' Blu-ray Dated

Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The classic 1927 Oscar nominee for best writing is getting a Blu-ray digibook is January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers will release 'The Jazz Singer' in a Blu-ray digibook on January 8.

The film tells the tale of a son of a Jewish Cantor who must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

The 'The Jazz Singer' Blu-ray digibook includes Audio commentary by film historians Ron Hutchinson (founder of The Vitaphone Project) and Vince Giordano; Collection of vintage cartoons and shorts (Al Jolson in A Plantation Act, An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee, I Love to Singa, Hollywood Handicap and A Day at Santa Anita); The 1947 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast starring Al Jolson; Feature-length The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk documentary; 2 rare excerpts from Gold Diggers of Broadway (a 1929 WB film, most of which is considered lost); Studio shorts celebrating the early sound era (Finding His Voice, The Voice That Thrilled the World, Okay for Sound, When Talkies Were Young and The Voice from the Screen); Collection of rare Vitaphone shorts; and Theatrical Trailer.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Jazz Singer' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 8.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Jazz Singer (Digibook) (Blu-ray)
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