GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

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GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:41 pm

Sold exclusively through Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5ANXCA


Remastered and Restored in High-Definition for the first time:

GO, JOHNNY, GO!

(Phoenix AZ) Rock & Roll changed 1950s America at 45 revolutions per minute. The swinging-est of the R&R movies was the electrifying Go, Johnny, Go!, which has been seldom seen since its 1959 release, and never in such quality as the high-definition DVD version just released by The Sprocket Vault and sold exclusively through Amazon.

A musical promoter, played by legendary D.J. Alan Freed, searches for the next big star whom he plans to name “Johnny Melody,” and as with rock and roll movies of that era, the storyline is little more than a loose frame to hang musical numbers on.

The Go, Johnny, Go! performances are electrifying, a given since the talent is 100% gold-standard:

Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens, Jimmy Clanton, Jackie Wilson, Eddie Cochran, Harvey Fuqua, Jo-Ann Campbell, The Cadillacs, The Flamingos and Jimmy Cavallo. Many, including Ritchie Valens only film appearance, you won’t see elsewhere.

When The Sprocket Vault acquired the DVD rights to this rock and roll classic it had no idea the original film elements were in such disarray, and more than once feared the project would have to be aborted. Fortunately some mislabeled cans of film re-surfaced turning out to be the original camera negative form which restoration experts were able to create a beautiful, clear, sharp high definition wide screen transfer.

The supplemental audio commentary is by Film Historians Richard M. Roberts, Randy Skretvedt, and Brent Walker, who share fascinating facts and historical information in a breezy light-hearted fashion.



DVD BASICS

Retail: $24.99
Amazon Price: $17.99
Language: English
Running Time: 75 mins.
Color: B&W
Year: 1959
Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Widescreen)


About The Sprocket Vault

Kit Parker Films started in 1971 and became a pre-eminent distributor of classic motion pictures. In 2015, it founded The Sprocket Vault to sell DVDs and Blu-rays from its own vast collection, as well as those of other producers. You’ll find a varied collection in almost every genre ranging from the Classics, the not-so-classics, and countless hours of entertainment in-between.

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Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

Postby Richard M Roberts » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:17 am

Ivan G. Shreve Jr. has posted a rave review over at THRILLING DAYS OF YESTERYEAR:

http://thrillingdaysofyesteryear.blogsp ... ke-it.html

Thanks Ivan.

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Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

Postby Richard M Roberts » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:34 am

John McElwee has posted a rave review at GREENBRIAR PICTURE SHOWS:

http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot. ... bloom.html



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Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:02 pm

Now on special at Amazon for $14.99!


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Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

Postby Richard M Roberts » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:58 am

A thumbs-up review from Mike Clark at Home Media Magazine:

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/musica ... dvd-review


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Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

Postby Richard M Roberts » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:12 pm

Film Historian Bruce Eder give a real thumbs-up review on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5ANXCA

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Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

Postby Richard M Roberts » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:55 am

Hey, Allan Arkush reviewed GO JOHNNY GO on TRAILERS FROM HELL last week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ5VXIZ ... e=youtu.be

and complimented our commentary track!

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Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

Postby Richard M Roberts » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:55 pm

This DVD is still getting terrific reviews, here's a new one from Paul Gaita at the L.A. Beat:

http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2017/09/mo ... ore-114056


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