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Golden Globe(r) winner* John Travolta leads an all-star cast in the hysterical comedy thatTime calls "smart, shrewdly crafted [and] hilarious!" Loan shark Chili Palmer (Travolta) is bored with the business. So when he arrives in LA to collect a debt from down-and-out filmmaker Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), Chili talks tough...and then pitches Harry a script idea. Immediately, Chili is swept into the Hollywood scene: He schmoozes film star Martin Weir (Danny DeVito), romances B-movie queen Karen Flores (Rene Russo) and even gets reservations at the hottest restaurants intown. In fact, all would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it weren't for the drug smugglersand the angry mobster who won't leave him alone! *1996: Actor (Comedy)Get Shorty
There's a lot to like in the two-disc DVD edition of Get Shorty. Overall the 10 special features are pretty generous, going in-depth into the production with extensive interviews with the cast, producers, and director. Writer Elmore Leonard gets ample screen time to talk about his book the film was based on. An episode of From Page to Screen, a show originally broadcast on the Bravo Channel, delves even deeper into Leonard and his book. The featurette "Look at Me" offers over 25 minutes of interviews with Leonard, director Barry Sonnenfeld, and the cast. "Wiseguys and Dolls" takes a behind-the-scenes look at the movie, giving the viewer a good sense of the approach to the production. Film buffs will really appreciate the focus on director Sonnenfeld, which includes a moment right out of Filmmaking 101--a discussion on the relative virtues of using dolly cams versus steady cams. The rest of the features on the disc are interesting to view once, including a graveyard scene rightfully deleted from the final cut. --Dan Vancini
- New high-definition transfer
- "Get Shorty: Look at Me" featurette
- "Get Shorty: Wiseguys and Dolls" featurette
- "Deleted Graveyard Scene" featurette
- "Danny's No-Cut Day" outtakes
- Get Shorty party reel
- Be Cool sneak peek
- "Page to Screen of Get Shorty" Bravo special
- Photo gallery
- Original theatrical trailer
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John Travolta,Renee Russo,Danny Davito,Gene Hackman,and a supporting cast of some of Hollywood's best.
The humor makes me chuckle every time I watch it!
I ordered this edition because the price is right-thinking there wouldn't be any extra's-I was wrong.
There are lot's of extra's-including commentary's,gag reels,outtakes,deleted scenes,etc.
This Bluray edition is worth every penny.
You like this movie anyway?do not miss this chance to pick up this edition at this price!
Many Hollywood films are based on Elmore Leonard novels. Quentin Tarantino based his film Jackie Brown on the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch. Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction is a tribute to Elmore Leonard and other pulp writers. Out of Sight and Be Cool are also based on Elmore Leonard novels.
Get Shorty has an excellent cast: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito. All the action takes place in LA. The film is the story of two bit thugs and gangsters, the kind of people we find in pulp fiction novels.
For more information on this movie I recommend the editorial reviews on Amazon's product site and the special features on the blu-ray.