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The Odd Couple [Blu-ray] (2013)

Jack Lemmon , Walter Matthau , Gene Saks  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Carole Shelley
  • Directors: Gene Saks
  • Writers: Neil Simon
  • Producers: Howard W. Koch
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount Catalog
  • DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00C1TOTIC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,398 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Neil Simon has a special genius for finding the great hilarity in ordina ry people doing everyday things. Like two divorced men who decide to sh are a New York apartment. That's the premise of The Odd Couple, though there's nothing odd in the casting of two Oscar-®-winning talents like Ja ck Lemmon and Walter Mathau. The two veteran funnymen work together wit h the precision timing of a vaudeville team, but always with bright spon taneity. Lemmon plays fussy Felix, fastidious to a fault. He proves th at cleanliness is next to insanity. Matthau is Oscar, who wreaks havoc on a tidy room with the speed and thoroughness of a tornado. An endurin g and endearing picture, with the intelligence on usually misses in come dies.

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The 1968 classic is revisited on DVD but this time for Paramount's special "CENTENNIAL COLLECTION" release. This definitive release features commentary by the songs of Matthau and Lemmon but also a good number of lengthy featurettes that shows tribute to the popular film and to Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. An awesome tribute to this comedy classic!

VIDEO & AUDIO:

For the Centennial Collection of "The Odd Couple", for a film created in 1968, the film looks very good on DVD. Video is presented in widescreen (enhanced for 16:9 TV's). It was great to see the video scenes of New York in the 60's.

As for audio, audio is presented in English 5.1 Surround and French and Spanish mono. With the film being a dialogue based film, everything is front channel and clear. And of course, the music, composer Neil Hefti's theme song for "The Odd Couple" will always be remembered.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Unlike previous DVD releases of "The Odd Couple" which were sparse when it came to special features, the "CENTENNIAL COLLECTION" version features a good number of special features and quite lengthy as well.

* Commentary: - Commentary by Charlie Matthau and Chris Lemmon. The guys have an interesting conversation during the film and talking about their parents. How they were odd couple as friends in real life and on the film but still very good friends. Chris Lemmon talks about how his father was like Felix and Charlie talks about how his father was like Felix as well in real life. As Matthau puts it, the first "bromance" on film.
* In the Beginning...
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I grew up with the Tony Randall/Jack Klugman sitcom version of "The Odd Couple." Everything about it is funny. Having seen for the first time the movie, I never before imagined how smart Neil Simon could be. The movie outshines the TV series, and is worth the space on any standard comedy DVD library shelf.

In the TV series, Klugman's Oscar is a bohemian bachelor living in slop, and apparently content. In the movie, Walter Matthau's Oscar is no neater, but five times as deep. Although he lives in a divorced man's squalor of old cigars and warm beer, he wants more. He's lonely for his wife and kids, and regrets not making his alimony payments. His life is so disorganized that he wastes money by squandering cash on dinners out and gambling.

When Felix Ungar, as played by Jack Lemmon, Oscar's poker buddy, comes to stay when his wife divorces him, lifestyles clash.

On the surface, the clash is about organization and housekeeping. More deeply, Felix and Oscar duel as Super Ego and ID. Consistently archetypal, they are, in a more modern sense, like Marge and Homer Simpson, each seeing life through their limited expressions. Felix is uptight, and forever second-guessing himself. Oscar is living life for the moment, and never stopping to consider his responsibilities.

Oscar cares about Felix more than their other poker buddies, and connects with him as alter self, regarding their friendship worth pursuing. Since Felix needs a place to stay, Oscar offers up his ample apartment. The conflicts arise soon after, but not without each appreciating what the other brings to the relationship. Ironies abound when Felix's hypersensitivities gain him the affection of two dimwitted but attractive sisters, and Oscar's unbridled hormones.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT Blu Ray transfer!! June 6, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
'The Odd Couple' is a true comedy classic. A showcase for great acting, writing, direction and as funny or funnier today than when it was released back in 1968. The incomparable Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon simply can not be topped and repeated viewings of this film will prove it again and again! (the supporting cast is also outstanding)

With that said, this review will focus on the Video and Audio quality of this Blu Ray release and not the film itself, which as you can tell I personally LOVE! Seeing many of my favorite butchered on Blu ray, I was really holding my breath on this one, desperately hoping it would be a great Blu ray.

SO how does this Blu ray stack up against previous home video releases? IN a word, FANTASTIC! 'The Odd Couple' has never looked better! The Blu Ray upgrade trumps all previous home releases, cable broadcasts, etc. This is as close to the original presentation as can be humanly expected with a rich, brilliant video presentation and a great bump in sound quality as well.

Presented in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, this AVC encoded transfer performs very well. Plenty of room on this 50GB disc for the feature plus extras and no signs of compression artifacts. Contrast/brightness levels are spot on, colors are both natural and vibrant, noise is at a very minimum with grain intact and no visible DNR. WOW!!

Every now and then a true classic comes to Blu Ray looking as good or better than it ever did originally and 'The Odd Couple' is such a transfer! WOO HOO!
Did I say this looks FANTASTIC? Unlike the new lackluster Blu Ray release of 'The Great Escape' this classic film does not disappoint. It does justice to the material, the artists involved and the paying public. It's a winner folks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, funny, FUNNY!!!!!!
I haven't seen this movie in 20 odd years. I ordered the dvd version (I have the VHS version) for my son. We watched it together last night and laughed and laughed and LAUGHED! Read more
Published 7 days ago by PSLMA
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 7 days ago by Kathleen P. Tate
4.0 out of 5 stars Was on prime instant video--now it isn't. Why?
Great movie! But a month ago this same movie was on prime instant video. Now you gotta pay extra to see it again. Why?
Published 10 days ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic comedy
Not for the kids unless you fast forward to the poker scene. SO FUNNY.
Published 17 days ago by mom of many
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the very best of all times.
What can be added to what has already been said or written about The Odd Couple.
Published 18 days ago by bc611
5.0 out of 5 stars Lemmon and Matthau were the greatest combination since Laurel and...
The Odd Couple is a movie classic, a must own for any movie buff. Lemmon and Matthau were the greatest combination since Laurel and Hardy, written by one of the greatest... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Ronald Toles
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm happy to see that there will be a new "Odd ...
This is one of the funniest movies ever made. I'm happy to see that there will be a new "Odd Couple" TV series starring Matthew Perry as Oscar Madison.
Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very funny movie, with two of the greatest actors...
This is a very funny movie , with two of the greatest actors complimenting each other . Highly recommended .
Published 23 days ago by Robert G. Clarke
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
It was fun
Published 24 days ago by Araenae Webster
1.0 out of 5 stars I love the movie.
I was looking forward to rewatching this, unfortunatley it played for about 10 seconds then stopped and never turned on again regardless of what I did.
Published 1 month ago by Susan E Felix
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