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  • Actors: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dave Finnegan
  • Directors: Alan Parker
  • Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle
  • Producers: Armyan Bernstein, David Wimbury, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2004
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00018D3XW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,582 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Commitments (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • "The Making of The Commitments"
  • "The Commitments: Looking Back"
  • "Dublin Soul": the working class and changing face of Dublin
  • Making-of featurette
  • "Treat Her Right" music video with introduction by Alan Parker and Robert Arkins
  • Original songs by cast members: "Before the Next Tear Drop Falls" by Andrew Strong and "Taking On the World" by Robert Arkins
  • Still gallery

Editorial Reviews

Acclaimed director Alan Parker's landmark musical comedy is back for a spectacular encore in this all new widescreen collector's edition release of The Commitments. Fueled by raw talent and driven by dreams of glory, a dozen dead-enders from Dublin's gritty North side share a passion for soul music that takes their band on a wild roller-coaster ride from the streets to the stage?to superstardom! Packed with over 4 hours of extras, including audio commentary, brand new songs, and a never-before-seen retrospective documentary, this exhilarating 2-disc DVD is your backstage pass to experience the "world's hardest working band" as never before. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome once again - The Commitments!

Customer Reviews

This is a great movie with great music.
Jayson Helms
These are suitable extras for a movie that just plain makes you feel glad to be alive - how much more can you ask of a movie than that?
M. Casarino
Hands down one of the best music movies ever.
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171 of 173 people found the following review helpful By David Kusumoto on January 19, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
For the better part of four years, I've complained about this fantastic movie going in and out of print, but ALWAYS ONLY available in the lousy pan-and-scan (instead of widescreen) format.
This film, masterfully directed by the great British musical/drama cinematic maestro, Alan Parker (e.g., Evita, Angela's Ashes, Fame, etc.), deserved better treatment, and finally, let's thank the good executives at Fox Video for listening! A double-disk widescreen presentation with plenty of bonus features! Hooray!
Keep in mind that this is one of the greatest films ever made in the 1990s, so influential and original to the extent that it made the British Film Institute's list of the best 100 films ever made in Ireland and the British Isles during the last century. Yet eerily, I can only count on two hands the number of people who've seen it! This has gotta change!
Now the film is issued on DVD as it was meant to be seen -- in full stereo and widescreen glory. I like the fact that Fox Video gave this "little" picture a chance, that it heard the complaints from rabid fans for years and finally did something about it!...
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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By M. Casarino on May 19, 2004
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"The Commitments" is a raucous and joyful celebration of music. It's a gloriously simple and lovable tale, told with passion, profanity, and a deep understanding of how music can infect even the most despairing life with joy. About time the movie got its proper release on DVD.
If you've never seen "The Commitments" because you cringe at the notion of white Dubliners singing American soul tunes, well, I hear ya. I fully expected watered-down music along the lines of Michael Bolton butchering Percy Sledge. However, I was wrong - the music, in the context of the movie, is pure and genuine, and performed by young actors who understand that you don't have to pretend to be anything you're not to get soul. Besides, Jimmy Rabbitte, the mastermind behind the band, gives them all a thoroughly convincing speech that assures the lads and lasses from Dublin that they, too, are qualified to sing soul.
The movie - well, it's wonderful. Hilarious, free, sometimes moving, life-affirming. I almost wish the movie let the characters develop a little more before the inevitable and mythical ending, but then Joey the Lips gently reminds me (and Rabbitte), "this way, it's poetry." He's right - this is the proper ending for these guys, and the movie.
The DVD offers some great extras, including a revealing making-of doc, where we learn that director Parker combed the nightclubs of Dublin nightly, looking for fresh talent. I also love the 10-years-later feature, where we get to revisit our old friends again. These are suitable extras for a movie that just plain makes you feel glad to be alive - how much more can you ask of a movie than that?
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Irving Forbush on June 6, 2003
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One of my all-time favorite films. If you love blues/R&B/soul, you'll find plenty to like in this film, even if you don't listen to anything else except the music. Andrew Strong is great as the "bollix-for-brains" lead singer of the Commitments, and was only 16 (!) when the film was made (shades of Johnny Lang!). But don't overlook some great performances by the female vocalists as well; "Natalie" (Maria Doyle) does a fantastic job with "I Never Loved a Man (the Way that I Love You)" and "Imelda" (Angeline Ball) really shows her stuff on "Chain of Fools"). The film also features great background classics by performers such as Delbert McClinton ("I've Got Dreams to Remember").
Yes, it's Irish, and you do have to listen closely in a few spots to understand the dialogue, but it's definitely worth the effort. The film is down-to-earth without being gritty or depressing, and accurately portrays the trials and tribulations of a band in the making. The music is superb, the dialogue is honest, funny and just wacko enough to be believable, and the plot (such as it is) doesn't really matter -- there's enough going on with the characters to keep things moving for the duration.
Recommended -- and when it comes out on DVD -- highly recommended.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 2000
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"The Commitments" is an exceptional movie that holds up very well through repeated viewings. It is exactly the kind of film you would want to own in your DVD collection, because you could enjoy it for many years. That's why I was very disappointed that the DVD version is available only as pan and scan (1.33:1 aspect ratio). This is the equivalent of taking a 5-channel audio theatrical release and making a DVD that's available only in mono sound.
As much as I like this film, I will not buy a DVD that has been degraded from the original theatrical release. Apparently the film companies don't yet understand what motivates buyers to pay extra for DVD quality and home theater systems. I hope that "The Commitments" will be available soon as a re-released DVD in its original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical version.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By David Kusumoto on February 1, 2000
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Come on! The movie is five stars all the way, but the DVD is a huge disappointment. Why is this film, masterfully directed by the great British musical/drama cinematic maestro, Alan Parker (e.g., Evita, Angela's Ashes, Fame, etc.) NOT available on DVD in a widescreen format? It borders on being blasphemous and offensive. This is one of the greatest films ever made in the 1990s, so influential and original to the extent that it it even made the British Film Institute's top 100 list of the best films ever made in Ireland and the British Isles during the last 100 years! The Commitments was shot in widescreen, so what gives? What's the excuse for the "TV land" 1:33:1 aspect ratio decision? Heck, I can get that on a pay channel any day of the week and save a few bucks myself! My advice for you Amazonians out there is to add to the collective voices who clamor to see this film released the way it was intended to be seen. And that is with the full 2:35:1 aspect ratio -- letterboxed and in hi-fi digital stereo -- in all of its audio and visual glory. Otherwise, like "Fearless" (1993, by the great Australian director Peter Weir), another fabulous film goes to shameful waste on the DVD format because of a decision by some studio's video division to save a few bucks by sticking to the old VHS "pan and scan" schtick. Please add your voices to this review. Amazon.com and its loyal customers DO have pull and the more people who jump on the bandwagon, the more likely that sales of this great film on the DVD format will increase! Please!
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