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The Donna Summer Special (1980)

The Donna Summer Special was a 1980 musical special starring singer Donna Summer. A variety television special that showcased the musical talents of singer and actress Donna Summer.

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Don Mischer
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Donna Summer ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Ast ... Bad Girl
Robert Guillaume ... An Angel
Debralee Scott ... Bad Girl
Mimi Sommer Mimi Sommer ... Herself - Donna Summer's daughter
Twiggy ... Bad Girl
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The Donna Summer Special was a 1980 musical special starring singer Donna Summer. A variety television special that showcased the musical talents of singer and actress Donna Summer.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1980 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

Sunset People
Written by Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey
Performed by Donna Summer
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An epic post-production thrill
28 October 2003 | by ClimerSee all my reviews

I fully believe if the Powers-that-be would allow, the Donna Summer Special could be released from original 2-inch edited-master videotape in true stereo remix with about a month's work. I edited the special during the last three months of 1979 and know for a fact that although it was mixed in mono (widespread use of stereo TV was five years in the future at the time), all of the original audio tracks were simultaneously recorded and saved on either 16 or 24 tracks from the Hollywood Bowl or 8 track one-inch tape at ABC/Prospect Avenue. I insisted on the show being sweetened (rerecorded for applause,etc.) at 30 inches per second at the time. The legal hoops would be the biggest hassle in getting the material together to reconstruct the show for DVD, but I feel strongly that it would stand up beautifully against today's standards, both in video and audio quality. I'd love to spearhead the effort if there is enough interest.

TC


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