A different kind of musical is out on blu-ray this week, and it's one of the best and most exuberant of the 1970's. Kind of an autobiographical look inside the head of Bob Fosse himself (who directed), that was obviously inspired by Fellini's 8 1/2, but it definitely works on its own too, thanks to the great performances and imaginative musical numbers. Roy Scheider plays Joe Gideon, the film and stage director who can barely handle his work and various personal hangups when not in a drug addled state, while a young Jessica Lange appears as his dark angel of death. The movie's an exhilarating ride that was nominated for 9 Oscars and won five.
Original 1979 Trailer: