Saturday Night Live: Season 3, 1977-1978
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Brand: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAIN.
Continuing the enormous success of the previous two years, the third season of SNL (1977-78) showcased a fearless cast that created some of the most memorable sketches to ever appear on the show. With hilarious breakthrough characters like The Nerds (Bill Murray and Gilda Radner), Coneheads (Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin), lounge singer Nick Winters (Bill Murray), Samurai Warrior (John Belushi), a singing King Tut (legendary SNL host Steve Martin) and featuring Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) as well as "The Franken and Davis Show" (Al Franken and Tom Davis), SNL continued to define itself as the pinnacle of irreverent humor and political satire. The complete third season of SNL contains unforgettable appearances by hosts Steve Martin, Michael Palin, Hugh Hefner, Buck Henry, Robert Klein, Chevy Chase, Madeline Kahn, Richard Dreyfuss, O.J. Simpson and the winner of the "Anyone Can Host" contest, Miskel Spillman, and classic musical performances by Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Leon Redbone, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Ashford & Simpson, Meat Loaf and The Blues Brothers. Television history continued to be written in the third year of Saturday Night Live. After a wobbly debut in SNL's second season, Bill Murray got some traction as a performer and America began to see just how brilliant a comedian he truly could be. Dan Aykroyd owned Jimmy Carter with his extraordinary impression of the late-1970s president, and he partnered with Steve Martin thre...
Forbidden Zone [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Forbidden Zone
Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo tour the kinky realm of little King Fausto and his queen.
Show Boat (1936)
Manufacturer: Warner Archive Collection Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Edna Ferber's classic tale of life and love among a theatrical troupe on a Mississippi riverboat has received many dramatic treatments since its birth over eighty years ago.But none is more satisfying than this 1936 production, widely accepted as the best and most faithful of three screen versions of the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical. A splendid, indeed definitive cast features Irene Dunne as the lovely Magnolia, fated to fall for Allan Jones' dashing riverboat gambler, Gaylord Ravenal. It is their turbulent romance and Magnolia's growth from a shy guileless girl to a mature star of the stage that form the core of the story.In her last film appearance, Helen Morgan will break your heart as the tragic Julie, with her songs "Bill" and "Can't Help Lovin' That Man." And there is perhaps no more memorable performance in musical history than Paul Roberson's moving rendition of "Ol' Man River."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.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
Celebrate the worldâ€™s most beloved movie musicals â€” The Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection contains all 6 films now together on Blu-rayâ„¢ for the first time ever! Each timeless film is in dazzling high definition for the ultimate home viewing experience. So every spectacular scene, every enchanting song, and every magical, memorable moment can be yours to cherish forever and share with your family. 8-Disc Set Includes: State Fair (1945), Oklahoma! (Todd-AO and CinemaScopeâ„¢ Versions), The King and I, Carousel, South Pacific (Theatrical and Extended â€œRoad Showâ€ Versions) and The Sound of Music.
Manufacturer: Warner Archive Brand: Warner Manufacturing
An aged opera star recounts her youthful romance with a poor voice student whom she eventually left for an arranged marriage, only to be cast opposite him in a production years later.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.
Devil's Carnival (Bluray + DVD combo) [Blu-ray]
Three individuals have, somehow, found their way to a carnival, set in hell, and run by the devil. The trio is made up of a kleptomaniac, an obsessed father, and a gullible teenager, all of whom are doomed to repeat the very sins that delivered them to the carnival's doorsteps.
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox Brand: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENT
Gene Wilder comedy also stars Marty Feldman and Madeline Kahn. Wilder plays Holmes' brother. After co-writing and starring in Mel Brooks' smash hit Young Frankenstein, Gene Wilder graduated to his own directing debut with another spoofy take on a cultural icon. The 1975 Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother gives Wilder some great trademark meltdowns, even if the movie doesn't sustain its initial comic energy. Wilder plays Sigerson Holmes, third (and bitterly resentful) brother to the more fabled Sherlock and Mycroft. Two Young Frankenstein co-stars help bring the game afoot: Madeline Kahn, as an opera singer with a problem in distinguishing truth from lies, and Marty Feldman, as a Scotland Yard man with "photographic hearing." The long early sequence that introduces all three characters to each other--and culminates in a lunatic song-and-dance number, "The Kangaroo Hop"--is truly funny, and Dom DeLuise summons up some broad yoks as a singer with a bad toupee. The British are represented by Leo McKern and Roy Kinnear, as well as a mysterious cameo by Albert Finney. (Mel Brooks isn't around, but you can spot his unmistakable pipes in a moment of voiceover.) Things become routine fairly quickly, and the last half-hour is something of a slog, so you'll have to be a Gene Wilder fan to love this one. Still, the rapport of Wilder and Kahn is something to behold: two expert comedians who always suggested an undercurrent of melancholy beneath their clowning. --Robert Horton
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