John, Paul, George and Ringo spend 36 wild hours in London. Beatlemania is sweeping the Criterion Collection! This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatlesâ€™ beloved musical comedy A Hard Dayâ€™s Night,and to commemorate it weâ€™re releasing a jam-packed special edition of the film, featuring a new 4K digital restoration, a newly remixed 5.1 surround soundtrack, and hours of incredible supplements. Weâ€™re also pleased to present two other gems of sixties cool: Georges Franjuâ€™s Judex, an inventive and elegant French kidnapping caper thatâ€™s ripe for rediscovery, and Michelangelo Antonioniâ€™s quintessential modern-age romance Lâ€™eclisse, with the gorgeous duo of Monica Vitti and Alain Delon. Then go back to the fifties for Douglas Sirkâ€™s stunning Technicolor tearjerker All That Heaven Allows,newly restored, and ahead to the seventies for Peter Davisâ€™s Oscar-winning documentary about the Vietnam War, Hearts and Minds, and Australian auteur Peter Weirâ€™s mysterious breakthrough masterpiece, Picnic at Hanging Rock. These are all essential and unforgettable works of cinema.
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The Marx Brothers Collection (A Night at The Opera/A Day at The Races/A Night in Casablanca/Room Service/At the Circus/Go West/The Big Store)
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Brothers
Marx Brothers Collection (DVD) (5-Pack) When it comes to long-awaited treats like The Marx Brothers Collection, you can never get too much of a good thing. These seven comedies can't compare to the sheer lunacy of the five classics (The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup) that the Marx Bros. made for Paramount between 1929 and 1933 (available in The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection), but when uber-producer Irving Thalberg signed Groucho, Harpo, and Chico to an MGM contract in 1935 (by which time sibling costar Zeppo had become the team's off-screen manager), he knew just how to cure their box-office blues. As a result, A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races were critical and commercial hits, lavishly produced according to the "Tiffany" studio's golden-age formula of glamorous set pieces and musical numbers combined with sensible plots that smoothly integrated snappy, well-written Marxian antics. Opera is the jewel of this set, with timeless scenes (the Stateroom, the Groucho-Chico contract negotiation, etc.) that rank among the greatest bits of silver-screen comedy... not to mention Groucho's flirtatious insults at Margaret Dumont's upper-crust expense. A Day at the Races deserves near-equal acclaim ("Get-a your tootsie-fruitsie ice cream!"), but Thalberg's death in 1937 dealt a devastating blow, and the Marxes suffered from studio indifference, resulting in a succession of comedies that are timelessly enjoyable even as they ...
The adventures of Pootie Tang, an inner city crime fighter who speaks a language that nobody understands.Genre: Feature Film Urban ComedyRating: PG13Release Date: 2-MAY-2006Media Type: DVD Pootie Tang pushes blaxploitation to the point of surrealism. The title character--who first appeared on The Chris Rock Show--speaks a kind of slang on steroids, an incomprehensible stream of nonsense syllables that nonetheless makes him irresistible to women and a threat to evildoers everywhere. Pootie is part movie star, part superhero, righting wrongs with the slap of his daddy's belt. But when an evil corporation uses a super-ho named Ireenie (Jennifer Coolidge from Best in Show and Legally Blonde) to steal this magic belt, Pootie must find himself again. In the title role, Lance Crouther glides through the movie like Isaac Hayes's skinny younger brother, while Chris Rock lends his trademark bark to multiple roles, including Pootie's father. Crazed editing and a great soundtrack give Pootie Tang a little extra oomph. A bizarre comedy, likely to develop a cult following. Cameos by Missy Elliot and Bob Costas. --Bret Fetzer
Content: Original Film restored Running time 53 minutes 8 page booklet Packaged in an amaray case+ SPECIAL FEATURES Director's Commentary by Paul McCartneyThe Making of Magical Mystery Tour (19:05)- Features interviews with Paul and Ringo, along with other cast members and crew. Includes unseen footage. Ringo the actor (2:30) - Ringo reflecting on his role in the film. Meet The Supporting Cast (11:27) - A feature on the background and careers of Nat Jackley, Jessie Robins, Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Victor Spinetti, George Claydon, and Derek Royle. 'Your Mother Should Know' (2:35) 'Blue Jay Way' (3:53) 'The Fool On The Hill' (3:05) - Three new edits of these performances all featuring footage not seen in the original film.'Hello Goodbye' (3:24), as featured in Top of the Pops 1967- The Beatles allowed the BBC to film them in the edit suite where they were working on Magical Mystery Tour. This was then turned into a promo by the BBC, who shot their own additional footage. It was then broadcast on Top of the Pops to mark the 'Hello Goodbye' single going to No 1 in December 1967. Nat's Dream (2:50) - A scene directed by John featuring Nat Jackley. Not included in the original film. Ivor Cutler 'I'm Going In A Field' (2:35) - Ivor performs 'I'm Going In A Field', in a field. Not included in the original film. Traffic 'Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush' (1:53) - The filming of Traffic acting out their 1967 hit single 'Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush'...
Manufacturer: Kino Lorber films
Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
Something appealing. Something appalling. Something for everyone a comedy tonight! One of the hottest burlesque shows that ever hit Broadway (Time) comes to the screen showcasing the enormous talents of Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford (Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera). Featuring keenly clever tunes like Comedy Tonight and Lovely, this wild Stephen Sondheim musical about a raucous gaggle of ancient Romans is a flip, glib and sophisticated, yet rump-slapping bawdy and fast-paced look at the seamy underside of classical Rome through hipster's shades (Variety). When a wily, witty, lying, lazy, cheating slave discovers that his master's son is in love with the girl next door; a virgin courtesan, he promises to help win her heart in exchange for his freedom. But the road to romance is blocked with stunning surprises, cunning disguises and the wildest chariot race ever!
The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (The Cocoanuts / Animal Crackers / Monkey Business / Horse Feathers / Duck Soup)
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA)
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the greatest comedy act in history with The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection. This essential DVD set features the legendary four Marx Brothers in five of their most acclaimed and best loved films - Duck Soup, Horse Feathers, Monkey Business, Animal Crackers and The Cocoanuts - the only five movies ever made with all four brothers together: Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo! There will be a debate of which 2004 DVD collection of Marx Brothers films was better. This Universal release of the better known Paramount-produced films are the only ones starring all four brothers: Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo. The Warner collection contains less-vital films, but is loaded with extras and commentaries. The Universal collection contains only 20 minutes of interviews from NBC's Today Show--interesting but short--with Harpo, Groucho, and Harpo's son Bill from the '60s and '70s. All of the films in this collection were released on DVD by Image Entertainment in 2000 and the prints look the same, which isn't necessarily bad; one just wishes a major restoration had been undertaken. The films--packaged handsomely with a booklet--are essential Marx Brothers, their first five films made from 1929 to 1933. The least timeless is their first, The Cocoanuts, based on their Broadway hit. The film--one of the first full talkies--takes place in a hotel with owner Groucho out to grab every dollar. Animal Crackers is the brothers' first classic, a lickety-split c...