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Don Kaye May 15, 2017
Director John Badman looks back at his disco classic four decades later...
Saturday Night Fever is the film that made John Travolta into a legitimate star, launched the Bee Gees to the pinnacle of pop success and introduced the world to the subculture, music and fashion of disco dancing - specifically the scene in the clubs of the insular blue collar Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bay Ridge. The movie made the scene and music into a national phenomenon that lasted several years, until the disco craze petered out in the early '80s.
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The whole thing was based on a New York magazine article called 'Tribal Rites Of The New Saturday Night', written by a British journalist named »
“You make it with some of these chicks, they think you gotta dance with them.”
In 1977, Saturday Night Fever became a cultural touchestone like few movies before or since, and this May fans can catch the fever again when the influential classic returns to the big screen for two days only in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Director John Badham worked with Paramount Pictures to restore the film using the original negative and update the surround sound mix to further enhance viewers’ enjoyment of the incredible soundtrack. During this process he added scenes to the theatrical R-rated version that round out character and plot, making this new Director’s Cut the definitive representation of his original vision.
- Tom Stockman
Break out the white suit and point a finger the air. Paramount Home Entertainment has unveiled plans to finally bring the disco classic Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta to Blu-ray and Digital HD for the first time ever on May 2nd, 2017 in celebration of the film's 40th anniversary this year, as well as DVD.
Saturday Night Fever is emblematic of the disco era with its non-stop dancing and Bee Gees tunes. Even if you didn't grow up in the disco era there's a good chance you'll recognize songs off the soundtrack including Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love, More Than A Woman and If I Can’t Have You.
The Blu-ray and Digital HD release of Saturday Night Fever will include the theatrical and director's cut of the film. An extensive list of bonus features are as follows:
Commentary by director John Badham (theatrical version only »
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