Cotton Club

The Cotton Club

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Director: Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane

Cast: Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane

     
 

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Another of director Francis Ford Coppola's noble failures, this MGM DVD release of The Cotton Club shows that Coppola's misfires often contain more entertainment value than other people's successes. While the movie contains way too many subplots and characters, it contains first-rate production values, great music, and wonderful sequences. Originally released

Overview

Another of director Francis Ford Coppola's noble failures, this MGM DVD release of The Cotton Club shows that Coppola's misfires often contain more entertainment value than other people's successes. While the movie contains way too many subplots and characters, it contains first-rate production values, great music, and wonderful sequences. Originally released in 70 mm, the DVD's widescreen anamorphic transfer finally restores the visual luster to the movie and shows off Richard Sylbert's sumptuous production design. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is flawless and really showcases the movie's crackerjack jazz score. The case says that deleted scenes are included on the disc but unless they are purposefully hidden on the DVD as "Easter eggs," they are not on the disc. This is a shame because Coppola reportedly had to cut out many of the movie's best musical numbers and they should be restored to a future DVD for the movie that revolves around a famous jazz club.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2001
UPC:
0027616864369
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
2:09:00

Special Features

New Digital Transfer; Deleted scenes; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Dixie Dwyer
Gregory Hines Sandman Williams
Diane Lane Vera Cicero
Lonette McKee Lila Rose Oliver
Bob Hoskins Owney Madden
James Remar Dutch Schultz
Nicolas Cage Vincent Dwyer
Allen Garfield Abbadabba Berman
Fred Gwynne Frenchy Demange
Lisa Jane Persky Frances Flegenheimer
Maurice Hines Clay Williams
Julian Beck Sol Weinstein
Novella Nelson Madame St. Clair
Tom Waits Irving Stark
Wynonna Smith Winnie Williams
Charles "Honi" Coles Sugar Coates
Larry Marshall Cab Calloway
Woody Strode Holmes
Nick Corri Actor
Ed Zang Clerk
Ed Rowan Messiah
Gwen Verdon Mrs. Tish Dwyer
Laurence Fishburne Bumpy Rhodes
Ron Karabatsos Mike Best
Glenn Withrow Ed Popke
Jennifer Grey Patsy Dwyer
Thelma Carpenter Norma Williams
Joe Dallesandro Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Ed O'Ross Monk
Diane Venora Gloria Swanson
Tucker Smallwood Kid Griffin
Bill Graham J.W.
Dayton Allen Solly
Kim Chan Ling
Leonard Termo Danny
George Cantero Vince Hood
Brian Tarantina Vince Hood
Bruce MacVittie Vince Hood
James Russo Vince Hood
Giancarlo Esposito Bumpy Hood
Bruce Howard Bumpy Hood
Rony Clanton Caspar Holstein
Damien Leake Bub Jewett
Bill Cobbs Bib Joe Ison
Joe Lynn Marcial Flores
Sandra Beall Myrtle Fay
Zane Mark Duke Ellington
Tom Signorelli Butch Murdock
Paul Herman Policeman #1
Randle Mell Policeman #2
Steve Vignari Trigger, Mike Coppola
Susan Mechsner Gypsie
Gregory Rozakis Charlie Chaplin
Marc Coppola Ted Husing
Robert Earl Jones Stage Door Joe
Vincent Jerosa James Cagney
Rosalind Harris Fanny Brice
Christopher Lewis Child in Street
Ralph Brown Hoofer
Henry Le Tang Hoofer
Sarita Allen Dancer
Tracey Bass Dancer
Jacquelyn Bird Dancer
Carla Earle Dancer
Wendy Edmead Dancer
Sonia Hensley Dancer
Mario Van Peebles Dancer
Nicholas J. Giangiulio Screen Test Thug
John Ryan Joe Flynn
Jordan Derwin Actor

Technical Credits
Francis Ford Coppola Director,Screenwriter
John Barry Score Composer
Les Bloom Set Decoration/Design
Gregory W.M. Bolton Art Director
Connie Brink Special Effects
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
David Chapman Art Director
Richard Dean Makeup
Robert Evans Producer
George P. Gaines Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Gregory Hines Choreography
William Kennedy Original Story,Screenwriter
Dyson Lovell Executive Producer
Robert Q. Lovett Editor
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Malkin Editor
Michael Meacham Choreography
Arthur Mitchell Choreography
Melissa Prophet Associate Producer
Mario Puzo Original Story,Screenwriter
Gretchen Rennell Casting
Fred Roos Co-producer
Michael Smuin Choreography
Michael Stone Camera Operator
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
Sylvio Tabet Co-producer
Henry Le Tang Choreography

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Title/Dancing Girls [3:05]
2. Jam At Bamville [6:40]
3. Big Plans Afoot [6:15]
4. Music And Murder [11:51]
5. "Cotton" ing On [14:24]
6. Their Master's Voice [2:49]
7. Hot Hoofing [4:21]
8. Making Whopee [8:11]
9. Ill Winds [9:31]
10. Sandman's Plan [2:22]
11. No Passing Fancy [1:41]
12. Don't Madden Madden [9:09]
13. Deep-Six Dutch? [14:19]
14. Hard-Boiled Truth [10:39]
15. "For Your Fantasy!" [7:43]
16. End Credits [9:58]

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The Cotton Club 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BookworminPgh More than 1 year ago
This was a gift for my father who really likes this movie. He was happy that I could replace his worn out VHS with a DVD.