Posted in: Disc Reviews by David Annandale on January 16th, 2003
Warren Beatty plays George, who is as gifted a hairdresser as he is a ladies’ man. He needsmoney to open his own salon, and is hoping Lester (Jack Warden) will invest. That Beatty issleeping not only with Jill (Goldie Hawn) but with Lester’s wife (Lee Grant), mistress (JulieChristie) and teenage daughter (Carrie Fisher) might just complicate the issue. Especially as moreand more characters find out about each other. Very well made, but also very much a productof its times -… the comedy doesn’t have quite as much resonance today, and contemporaryviewers might be forgiven with feeling more impatience than sympathy for George.
A mono track, and a clean one at that. Otherwise, not too much to say.
The film comes in both 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and 1.33:1 formats, both on the sameside of the disc (convenient). The print has aged somewhat: the opening shot in the dark has alot of grain and flicker. The overall look of the film is a bit drab, but this is more a function ofthe movie itself than the transfer.
Trailers for Mr. Deeds, Bugsy and Cactus Flower. That’s it.
Heralded as one of the great comedies, and certainly very smart satire, but rather datednow.
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