Sensational Swing-Era Jazz Biopic THE FABULOUS DORSEYS available on Blu-Ray and DVD December 14th from The Film Detective


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Classic biopic of the days when musicians could really swing! With superb 4K transfer and exclusive special features, THE FABULOUS DORSEYS (1947) will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 14 from The Film Detective. Pre-order on Amazon HERE. Pre-order on MVD HERE.

Cinedigm announced today that The movie detective (TFD), the classic movie restoration and streaming company, is releasing The fabulous Dorsey, with real jazz giants Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, special edition Blu-ray and DVD, available December 14.

The Dorsey brothers introduce themselves in this playful musical biography, following Tommy and Jimmy from their upbringing in Pennsylvania to their big hits in the music world. Director Alfred E. Green (Jolson’s story) uses the film as a showcase for tunes that have charmed a generation, including “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” and “Tangerine”.

Janet Blair (My sister Eileen) appears with the Dorseys, while jazz fans will appreciate the cameos of Paul whiteman, Helen O’Connell and other stars of the day. The undeniable highlight of the film is a jam session featuring the Dorseys and the piano legend. Tatum Art, guaranteed to get a kick out of every fan.

The fabulous Dorsey The special edition release comes with a gorgeous, new film restoration, featuring stunning 4K transfer from archival footage items, allowing the band to shine onscreen like never before.

Special features include a full commentary track by author Jennifer Churchill; The Fabulous Forties: Big Bands on screen, a brand new documentary from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures; and The Dorseys at the movies, an original essay by author Don Stradley.

The fabulous Dorsey is available to order on Blu-ray ($ 24.95) and DVD ($ 19.95) starting December 14 or fans can pre-order now. To learn more, visit

About The Film Detective:

The Film Detective (TFD) is a leading distributor of restored classic programming, including feature films, television, foreign imports, and documentaries, and is a division of Cinedigm. Launched in 2014, TFD has distributed its vast library of more than 3,000 hours of films on DVD and Blu-ray and via major distribution and streaming platforms such as Turner Classic Movies, NBC, EPIX, Pluto TV, Amazon, MeTV , PBS and more. With a focus on increasing the digital reach of its content, TFD released its classic movie app to the web, Android, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. TFD is also available live with a 24/7 linear channel available on Sling TV, STIRR, Plex, Local Now, Rakuten TV and DistroTV. For more information visit


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