Blu-ray Book, DVD: Cabaret 40th Anniversary

Blu-ray Book & DVD Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013
Price: DVD $14.97, Blu-ray Book $27.98
Studio: Warner Home Video


CabaretEight-time Oscar-winning musical Cabaret was remastered for its 40th anniversary Blu-ray Book and DVD, which come with new and vintage special features.

The 1972 ground-breaking film stars Liza Minnelli (Arthur) as Sally Bowles, a dancer at a girlie club in pre-war 1931 Berlin. Sally falls in love with British language teacher Brian Roberts (Michael York, Austin Powers in Goldmember), whom she shares with homosexual German baron Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem, The McKenzie Break). But as the Nazis gain power around them, Berlin becomes a trap that Sally’s German friends can not escape.

Cabaret‘s eight Academy Awards honored the movie’s director (Bob Fosse, All That Jazz), actress Minnelli, supporting actor Joel Grey (Kafka), art direction, cinematography, editing, music and sound. It was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture, but didn’t win those categories.

The movie was adapted from the Tony-winning stage play, which in turn was inspired by Christopher Isherwood’s The Berlin Stories and the play and movie I Am a Camera.

In the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Book and DVD, PG-rated Cabaret is presented in its original 16×9 widescreen format, remastered for the first time in more than 20 years.

The Blu-ray Book contains 40 pages of photos and text about the history of the film, as well as this new special features:

  • documentary Cabaret: The Musical That Changed Musicals.

The Blu-ray also offers these previously available extras:

  • commentary by film historian Stephen Tropiano
  • Cabaret: A Legend in the Making
  • The Recreation of an Era
  • Marisa’s Close-up Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Liza Minnelli Remembers…
  • Sally’s Look Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Liza Minnelli Remembers…
  • Observing the Master Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Liza Minnelli Remembers…
  • Challenges Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Joel Grey Reminisces…
  • Collective Memory Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Joel Grey Reminisces…
  • Strange Inspiration Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Joel Grey Reminisces…
  • A Called Bluff Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Michael York Remembers…
  • Risk Taking Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Michael York Remembers…
  • Rush(es) Hour Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Michael York Remembers…
  • A Happy Accident Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Michael York Remembers…
  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Editing Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Martin Baum Reminisces…
  • Isherwood’s Surprise Reaction Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Martin Baum Reminisces…
  • Smithsonian Honor Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Martin Baum Reminisces…
  • Tomorrow Belongs to Me Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Cy Feuer Remembers…
  • Taking on ‘The Godfather Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Emanuel L.Wolf Reminisces…
  • Timeless Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Emanuel L. Wolf Reminisces…
  • Playing ‘What If?’ Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery; John Kander Remembers…
  • Almost a Nervous Breakdown Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: John Kander Remembers…
  • Sneaking a Peek Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: John Kander Remembers…
  • Play vs. Book Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Jay Presson Allen Reminisces…
  • Recruiting Hugh Wheeler Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Jay Presson Allen Reminisces…
  • Screening Blues Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Fred Ebb Remembers…
  • Screening Hues Kit Kat Klub Memory Gallery: Fred Ebb Remembers.
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.