The adventures of Pootie Tang, an inner city crime fighter who speaks a language that nobody understands. Genre: Feature Film Urban Comedy Rating: PG13 Release Date: 2-MAY-2006 Media 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
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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...
Academy AwardÃ‚(r) winners* Peter O'toole and Sophia Loren are magnificent in this lavishlyproduced (LA Herald-Examiner) and beautifully acted (The New York Times) epic masterpiece. Featuring an OscarÃ‚(r)-nominated** score with the classic 'the Impossible Dream, this original and daring (Films & Filming) musical is an experience not to be missed! Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes (O'toole) is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see lifeas it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea (Loren). *O'toole: Honorary Award (2002); Loren: Actress, Two Women (1961), Honorary Award (1990) **1972 It's hard to imagine a finer Don Quixote than Peter O'Toole, who's spent most of his career with a slightly mad, dreaming look in his marvelous eyes. O'Toole's suitability for the role is tested by the Broadway treatment of Man of La Mancha, the film version of the hit stage musical. Everybody knows "The Impossible Dream," that indomitable hymn to, well, quixotic questing, and it is indeed the best of the Spanish-inflected songs. Despite the location shooting in Italy, Love Story director Arthur Hiller can't elude the stagey concept (in which Cervantes, imprisoned by the Inquisition, acts out the...
Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made OfAn intimate and honest film portrait of the worldâ€™s biggest boy band: THE BACKSTREET BOYS.Shot over the span of two years as the band prepared for their 20th anniversary re-launch, BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW â€˜EM WHAT YOUâ€™RE MADE OF chronicles their entire career journey up to the making of their 2013 album and their subsequent world tour. Band members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean and Kevin Scott Richardson discuss the high and lows of their rise to superstardom, from boyhood to manhood, from fame and fortune to betrayal and renewal. This DVD contains extras including deleted scenes of a trip to AJ's childhood home, a visit with Kevin's high school drama teacher and a behind the scenes rehearsal of "Madeleine," a song from their new album.When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Musical remake of Frank Capra's celebrated 1937 classic of the same title; about a group of passengers who survive an airplane crash in the Tibetan mountains and find their Shangri-La. Highlighted by rousing Burt Bacharach/Hal David songs.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.