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Saturday Night Fever (Blu-ray)

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From John Travolta's electrifying Oscar-nominated performance to the Bee Gees' top 10 soundtrack to the unforgettable dancing, Saturday Night Fever is a movie sensation that captured the world's attention like never before. Now catch the fever all over again with this 30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition that goes behind-the-scenes with special features on the history, culture and fashion of disco, the smash-hit soundtrack, and exclusive look at Hollywood legend John Travolta, and so much more. Now more than ever before, Saturday Night Fever is the one film that'll make you feel like dancing.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 210742901
UPC 097361233246
UPC 14 00097361233246
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/31/2011
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
British Academy Awards (1979) Barry Gibb, et. al., Nominee, Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music,Michael Colgan, et. al., Nominee, Best Sound
Golden Globe (1978) Barry Gibb, et. al., Nominee, Best Original Score - Motion Picture,Barry Gibb, et. al. ("How Deep Is Your Love?"), Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture,John Travolta, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy,Saturday Night Fever, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy
Oscar (1978) John Travolta, Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Saturday Night Fever" is an especially hard-edged case and a very good movie. It's about a bunch of Brooklyn kids who aren't exactly delinquents but are fearsomely tough and cynical and raise a lot of hell on Saturday nights...The Brooklyn we see in "Saturday Night Fever" reminds us a lot of New York's Little Italy as Martin Scorsese saw it in "Who's That Knocking at My Door?" and "Mean Streets." The characters are similar: They have few aims or ambitions and little hope of breaking out to the larger world of success -- a world symbolized for them by Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Bridge reaching out powerfully toward it...But "Saturday Night Fever" isn't as serious as the Scorsese films. It does, after all, have almost wall-to-wall music in it...And there are the funny scenes (like the one where Travolta shouts at his father: "You hit my hair!") to balance the tragic and self-destructive ones...There's also a hint of "Rocky," whose poster Travolta's character has on his bedroom wall. Travolta meets a Brooklyn girl (Karen Gorney) who's made it in Manhattan, sort of, as a secretary. She comes back to Brooklyn to dance, and they team up to enter a $500 disco contest. They win it, too, but not before winning has become meaningless to Travolta. Their relationship is interesting because Travolta sees Miss Gorney not so much as a girl (although he thinks she's beautiful) but as an example of how he might escape Brooklyn...The movie's musical and dancing sequences are dazzling. Travolta and Miss Gorney are great together, and Travolta does one solo (in an unbroken shot) that the audiences cheered for. The movie was directed by John Badham ("The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars"), and his camera occupies the dance floor so well that we really do understand the lure of the disco world, for all of the emptiness and cruelty the characters find there.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Apollo Movie Guide
Review Lost amidst all the hoopla and now-legendary disco stuff is the fact that John Badham's Saturday Night Fever is actually an effectively gritty and somewhat touching New Yawk drama. Sure, it's no Mean Streets, but there's clearly a lot more here than just a lot of colourful dance floors, swivelling hips and Bee-Gees...John Travolta is (of course) Tony Manero, fitful Italian upstart and reigning king of the Brooklyn disco scene. Tony's talents on the dance floor are superseded solely by his dreams of escape. Living in his family's house (and always under the shadow of his adored priest of a big brother) and seemingly well aware of the fleeting nature of local fame, Tony (despite his urbane manner and 'deese dose' speech patterns) simply wants to evolve into 'something'...For the time being, that something will have to be disco dancing, and make no mistake: Tony (and his real-life counterpart Travolta) knows how to dance. Lording over the late-night discos like an unassuming monarch, Tony takes great pride in his boogieing prowess...Other than the famously influential dancing material (and the omnipresent soundtrack songs), there's not a whole lot that's stunningly unique about Saturday Night Fever. The 'angry young man' material's been covered numerous times before, but in earlier cases, the protagonist often ends up in jail, on drugs, or laden with bullet holes. The message here may be a little simple, but it's delivered with a strong performance by Travolta, a screenplay that only occasionally wanders into outright melodrama, and the hip-swinging-est, bell-bottom-est dance moves ever captured just prior to disco's welcome demise...Some movies don't stand the test of time because they simply become outdated. Saturday Night Fever is the very epitome of 'outdated', but oddly enough that's what makes it such a (mini) classic.
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Reviewer Scott Weinberg
ReviewRating 8
Features
No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Clint Morris, MovieHole One of the best films of all time.
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader A small, solid film, made with craft...
Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.com ...captures the disco subculture of the 1970s like no other...[and] features a star-making performance from John Travolta who dominates every frame.
Entertainment Weekly Travolta molds what could have been an equally obvious character into a substantial, tragic figure.
Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune One minute into Saturday Night Fever you know this picture is onto something, that it knows what it's talking about.
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