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Roxanne [Blu-ray] (1987)

Steve Martin , Daryl Hannah , Fred Schepisi  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, John Kapelos
  • Directors: Fred Schepisi
  • Writers: Steve Martin, Edmond Rostand
  • Producers: Steve Martin, Daniel Melnick, Michael I. Rachmil
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001TNGOY8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,464 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Roxanne [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Comic genius Steve Martin delivers an incredible performance as an engaging small town fire chief who has only one tiny flaw - no, make that one HUGE flaw - his astonishingly long nose. Although he considers it no laughing matter, the hilarity never stops as C.D. Bales (Martin) contends with jerky nose jokes, a bumbling crew of firemen, and his secret love for gorgeous astronomy student Roxanne (Daryl Hannah). Unfortunately, she is attracted to fireman Chris (Rick Rossovich), who's tall on looks and short on conversation. And when C.D. agrees to coach the dumbstruck Chris in his pursuit of the fair maiden, this ticklish triangle dissolves into a hilarious series of rib-tickling romantic misadventures. A contemporary love story of mistaken identity and unrequited love, ROXANNE is an unforgettable comedy that Siskel & Ebert call a comic masterpiece.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I have breathed you in, and I am suffocating..." June 26, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This one is an all-time favorite and a long-time resident of my home video library. Comedy legend Steve Martin, in a way that only Steve Martin can, plays the role of the emotionally and intellectually-wealthy goblin of a man who falls for the equally emotionally and intellectually-wealthy blonde bombshell (Daryl Hannah--hey, why not?) who visits his small town. Unfortunately, this bombshell is lacking in the common sense department, because she immediately falls for the beefcake village idiot, played convincingly by Rick Rossovich. Go figure. But what happens as a result of this scenario is altogether funny, charming, touching and totally entertaining. This movie flows. Martin compounds his genius in the movie by assembling a stellar supporting cast (which includes Shelley Duvall and a young Damon Wayans) that more than holds its own throughout the film. Pay extra special attention to the balcony scene--from its beginning to its end, Martin and Rossovich are allowed to shine their brightest. Martin teams up for this 'Cyrano' retelling with director Fred Schepisi, the visionary behind 'Six Degrees of Separation', the movie that first separated Wil Smith from his legendary "Fresh Prince" persona. 'Roxanne' gets the highest possible recommendation for its perfect balance of humor and romance and the stellar performance of its entire cast. Please, please make it your business to own a copy of this movie.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
In 1987, the romantic comedy film "ROXANNE" starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah, a modern retelling of "Cyrano de Bergerac", was a film that received critical acclaim and has been regarded as one of the Steve Martin's best work as an actor and screenwriter.

The film was directed by Fred Schepisi ("Six Degrees of Separation", "Mr. Baseball", "Iceman", "The Devil's Playground", etc.)

"ROXANNE" is an entertaining romantic comedy with Steve Martin in the top of his game.

Featuring clever writing, wonderful acting and Steve Martin carrying this film to incredible heights through a perfect blend of romance and comedy.

VIDEO & AUDIO:

To see "ROXANNE" in high-definition was actually quite nice. The location in the Pacific Northwest shows us the mountain regions surrounding the area, sunshine, blue waters. Now in 1080p High Definition with an aspect ratio of 2:40:1, the film really does bring out the outdoor scenes and for an late 1980's film, the picture quality is actually pretty good.

The film does show its age because of the fashion (Daryl Hanna's leather boots and Fred Willard's Miami Vice fashion is so easily identifiable with the 80's) and musical styles presented and there are times that the film looks soft but for the most part, picture quality is clean.,

For a film that is over 20-years-old, you really can't go wrong with this Blu-ray release because currently, it is the best looking transfer that you will ever find of the film.

As for audio, "ROXANNE" is presented in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English, French and Portuguese) and a Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital track.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where is the widescreen? September 6, 2006
Format:DVD
It's September 2006, and they *still* have not released a widescreen version. I got through the first 20 minutes of this pan-and-scan version before I couldn't stand it anymore. There are so many beautiful shots; I just can't watch them butchered like this.

Roxanne is a great movie, and it deserves more than this poorly rendered DVD version.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pan & Scan travesty December 20, 2007
By Marlowe
Format:DVD
Like other reviewers, I am apalled that this wonderful movie is available only in pan & scan format, chopping off close to half the picture. This is just inexplicable--even when this was released a few years ago, it was quite unusual for high profile anamorphic films like this to be released only in a P&S version. I'd love to add this to my collection--here's hoping a propererly framed version is forthcoming (hopefully also in Blu-Ray or HD DVD).
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I think we all agree that this 1987 classic romantic comedy is absolutely wonderful, entertaining, magic, funny and hylarious. The best romantic comedy for some, one of the best comedies of the 80's for others. Great story, incredible performance of steve martin , great production and artistic direction by Fred Schepisi. We can argue with that of course, but one thing beyond discussion, is that this Sony Pictures 2002 DVD edition for this masterpiece is so awful, that it manages to destroy the experience.

I had to put up with a VHS edition for 15 years, for what! This? I can say without any doubt, that this is one of the worst DVD editions i own, behind my Asian bootleg martial arts copies. Absolutely awful, this edition manages to restrain the impact of the movie with all the worst features of the fullscreen edition: Extreme close-ups, alternate or moving angles from the same take, chopped off characters from the scenes, people talking to shoulders and corners, people talking from outside the picture, missing scenarios and landscapes, blurry video quality... my god! Not even the 5.1 english soundtrack could emerge, not even the movie could! Extras? The movie trailer...In widescreen! It was torture.

By far, the worst 7 dollars i have ever spent, and a disapointment i'm never gonna forget.

My recomendation for fans looking for this wonderful movie in DVD: Go outside the store and get the widescreen edition, online or on local stores. I'm desperatly seeking for other better editions, i'm even willing to download it, or even buy a bootleg.

Whatever you do: Please, please, don't buy this awful Sony 2002 fullscreen edition.

And Sony pictures: Widescreen versions fit the screen too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rich
Hilarious and rewarding. This is a lip-smacking comedy that has aged remarkably well. Steve Martin was at the height of his comedic powers.
Published 1 month ago by Josh Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Martins Best.
This is one of Steve Martins best films! No one could have made this better than him. Full of humor, warmth and cheer! Darryl Hannah is great in it too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Roxanne
A few things I found hard to believe, BUT this movie made you WANT to suspend your disbelief. The comedy was very strong (the Jean Paul Sartre bit, and 20 better ways of insulting... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gary Wayne Dupre
5.0 out of 5 stars Great romance
Great romance with Steve Martin. I always loved this movie. The picture and sound on bluray is perfect. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mart666
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these two together
It's one of my feel good movies when I need a pick me up or just a crappy day outside.
Published 3 months ago by Michelle Shepard
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites!
Just watched this movie again last night, for the first time in probably ten years...and I am reminded again how much I enjoy it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris Clinchard
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!
Steve Martin is great in this movie and show a flawless ability for amazing comedic timing. Have always loved this one!
Published 4 months ago by ciccaknut
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great, quietly funny movies of all time
This movie can be watched over and over again, and remains a wonderful mix of spectacular humor, silliness, pathos, and love. It is an almost perfect blend of all of the above. Read more
Published 4 months ago by PubHlthguy
4.0 out of 5 stars always a classic
Love this movie. worth showing to the younger generation. Steve Martin in a fun clever role. Even if a little ridiculous.
Published 4 months ago by J. Magda
5.0 out of 5 stars great funny movie.
I love this movie and I am so glad to have it on blu ray. Steve Martin is so funny in this movie
Published 4 months ago by Samantha Lowery
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Roxanne (Blu-ray) - Widescreen at last
The original DVD had widescreen and full screen versions. This is one of those Sony titles where Sony later dropped the widescreen version from future pressings. The original release did contain the movie in the correct aspect ratio, though.
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