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Funny Movie, Disappointing DVD,
This review is from: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (DVD)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a classic comedy. Combining big name talent, it tells the story of what happen when a group of strangers finds out where $350,000 is buried. Soon, these normally law-abiding citizens are speeding, stealing, and destroying property. What they don't know is the police are observing them the entire time. As the situations get more out of hand, the movie gets funnier.
I wasn't that impressed the first time I saw this movie. But on repeated viewings with friends, I've come to enjoy it more. The actors are phenomenal and the material has a timelessly funny quality to it. I'm young enough that I don't recognize all the stars, but that doesn't diminish my enjoyment at all.
I was excited when I found out that the movie was coming to DVD, but I've got to say the final product disappointed me. I have only seen the "restored" VHS version that's been out for years. This DVD goes back to the original theatrical release and cuts out some of my favorite scenes. They are included in the deleted scenes section, but it's a very poorly thought out section that makes it hard to find what you want to see. The DVD does include good picture and sound, and I have always enjoyed the documentary included from the videos.
This is a classic movie that everyone should see. However, if you're a fan of the recent videos, be forewarned that this is not the entire movie you are used to seeing. Hopefully, this movie will be reissued on DVD with this footage added back.
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Initial post: Feb 4, 2009 5:16:43 PM PST
BOB SZVETICS says:
yes when is a special edtion of one of the greatest comedies ever made coming out with the road show version funny i saw this film on tcm a few days ago and time warner cable only give it a 3 star rating if this isnt a 4 star movie i dont know what is time warner must hang out with paramount home video the worst in the bussiness
Posted on Jan 19, 2014 6:46:19 PM PST
The amount of money they were chasing was $350,000.00 NOT $50,000.00
Posted on Nov 17, 2015 5:54:21 PM PST
A. Stedman says:
Get the Criterion Collection. It has 5 discs. It has everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, on the new restored disc that's just about 3 hrs long. Stuff I've never seen before. It's the one you want! I have it. Trust me!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2015 10:15:48 PM PST
That does sound good. I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
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