Posted Thu Oct 9, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Jack Webb's 1955 classic is headed for Blu-ray later this year. Pre-order your copy here.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Archive is preparing 'Pete Kelly's Blues' for Blu-ray sometime in 2014.
Jack Webb stars as a Kansas City jazz cornetist, and when he takes on a vicious ganglord (Edmond O'Brien), the only thing faster than his famed deadpan delivery is the rapid-fire action. And the only thing more dynamic than film's Dixieland - and blues-infused musical sore is its stellar cast. Janet Leigh is a gin-swilling heiress who moves in on Kelly's heart. Lee Marvin and Martin Milner as Pete's hot-headed sidemen keep the tempo torrid. Andy Devine goes dramatic as an ice-cold cop. Ella Fitzgerald brings her inimitable jazz alchemy to "Hard Hearted Hannah" and "Pete Kelly's Blues". And Peggy Lee proves as masterful acting the blues as singing them, earning a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of a boozy songbird.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, lossless 5.1 audio, and supplements include: Original Theatrical Trailer (COLOR/CinemaScope) & Alternate Theatrical Trailer/ (B&W/CinemaScope); Vintage 1955 Warner Bros. Short "GADGETS GALORE"; and Vintage 1955 Warner Bros. Cartoon "THE HOLE IDEA".
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $21.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Pete Kelly's Blues' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under PENDING.
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