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La Revue Des Revues

La Revue Des Revues

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St. Louis-born and Harlem-raised Paris music hall superstar Josephine Baker (Zou Zou, Princess Tam Tam), the highest paid entertainer of her day, is only one of the legends in this vintage 1927 collection of sexy and tres risque Le Jazz Hot performances from the notorious nightclubs of Montmarte. Serge Bromberg and Lobster Films spent ten years combing film archives worldwide, with the biggest assist coming from a print located at the Danish Film Institute, to reassemble La Revue Des Revues (whose lavish production numbers are color tinted using an elaborate stencil process) into a cinematic time machine recreating Jazz Age France in all it's extravagance and sensuality. Gabrielle (Helene Hallier), an ambitious but innocent would-be young chorine, trumps a music hall publicity stunt to become the new Parisian nightclub Cinderella. But this lighter-than-champagne-bubbles story is only a pretext for La Revue Des Revues's white-hot, non-stop procession of outrageously and scantily attired exotic dancers, showgirls, and acrobats including the Tiller's Follies Girls, Ruth Zackey and the Hoffmann Girls, and danseuse russe Lila Nikolska. But it's Josephine Baker, "the high priestess of primitivism" (J. Hoverman - Village Voice), who triumphs in two show stopping numbers in which "her clownish backfield-in-motion Charleston shimmy is unlike anything else in the movie and perhaps unlike anything anyone ever did".

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    Title: La Revue Des Revues
    Genre: Drama, Foreign
    Starring: André Luguet, Josephine Baker, Andre Luguet
    Director: Joe Francis
    Attributes: Colorized, Black & White, Subtitled
    Release Date: 5/15/2007
    Original Year: 1927
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 0
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 5002
    UPC: 738329050023
    Item #: KOV005002

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 5/15/2007
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 103 minutes
    Studio: Kino Video