[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/hcqnCz5chXs”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]”Dancing on the Edge” opens with African American Jazz in full swing in London. The Imperial Hotel is hopping, as Americans and Brits come together to revel in music and good times. Racism, the aristocracy and media moguls are tackled all in one fell swoop. John Goodman dominates his scenes, but Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Goode hold their own. Given the frequent mood shifts, this has to be the oddest BBC production that I’ve seen in awhile.
The attempted murder of one of the band’s singers feels forced, but I guess we always need a plot device. Still, this pushes everything into crazy pulp territory. I like Crazy Pulp! But, some stories lead to chases between Masons, Nazis and Brit High Society and others are serious looks at racial issues in British entertainment. The series could never find its correct footing, but all of its sampling turned out well.
The Blu-Ray comes with behind-the-scenes interviews and looks at the production as the special features. The A/V Quality is typical for a BBC production by way of PBS. The 1080i transfer pops as much as interlacing allows. Plus, the DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track keeps the front channels alive. If you dig this sort of thing, it’s worth a purchase.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Release Date: 05/05/15[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]