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The Collector's Edition offers seven new featurettes (the previous Special Edition only had one documentary), beginning with a sit-down between director Rob Reiner and writer Nora Ephron waxing nostalgic on how the movie originated: He, recently divorced from Penny Marshall, was a miserable single man, while she was the screenwriter who rejected his initial pitch over lunch ("It was a shame," she remembers, "because we hadn't even eaten yet."). It's easy to see that Reiner is clearly Harry, and Ephron is clearly Sally: He's the squawking chatterbox and she's constantly corrects his memory (Sally's meticulous method of ordering food is also a direct rip-off of Ephron herself). Other featurettes show Billy Crystal's attempts to play Harry (or Reiner, as it were); location filming in New York; the love stories that served as interludes between scenes (again, the counselors-at-camp story is from Ephron's parents); the significance of the film over time; and more discussion on the film's famous question: "Can men and women really be friends?" Most of the stories from the featurettes are recycled in the new film commentary by Reiner, Ephron, and Crystal (Reiner mentions that the "I'll have what she's having" line, spoken by his mother, is in the top 10 of AFI's top 100 movie lines no less than five times overall), but the inclusion of Crystal, who contributed many improvised lines in the movie, makes for a nice easygoing repartee. Fans may be interested to know that Reiner originally thought Harry and Sally shouldn't get together, until he himself fell in love with his future wife on the set, but the most hilarious tidbit involves Reiner storming the production offices and polling all the women on whether or not they "fake it" because didn't believe that really happened. Seven deleted scenes--which were also included in the previous version--and original theatrical trailer round out the set, but Harry Connick Jr.'s "It Had to Be You" music video is missing. Still, the special features are a great look into a romantic comedy that clearly remains a meaningful experience for cast, crew, and audience alike. --Ellen A. Kim
Great purchase and I am very excited to be able to watch the movie when I want!!
It also has the courage of it's convictions in exploring the differences between men & women and how they view relationships with the opposite sex.
This film is very wise about the dynamics of male-female relationships; every scene rings true.
Great movie. True, it does have the cheesey romantic comedy feel, but I enjoy the fact the relationships among the characters are so dynamic. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Josie06
An age old topic society is still struggling with. Can a guy and a gal just be best friends?Published 1 day ago by Linda W.
One of my favorites! It's my personal tradition to watch it on New Year's Eve.Published 1 day ago by L. Nowling
Good deal. DVD arrived quickly, works, and was inexpensive. The case is not as firm/sturdy as I expected, but certainly adequate to store and protect the DVD. Read morePublished 1 day ago by xinzi
Strange movie - at the end, the sound and picture was not synced - so the lips moved out of line with the words. Hard to watch at that pointPublished 6 days ago by Kay
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-Audio Commentary - Rob Reiner, Nora Ephron and Billy Crystal (NEW)
--Harry Does Impressions (ported over)
--How Many Men Have You Slept With? (ported over)
--Sally's Bad Date (ported over)
--Sleepless Night (ported over)
--I Blew It (ported over)
--Harry and Sally on the... Read More
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