Expanding their one-joke skit from US television's Saturday Night Live, Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell are Doug and Steve Butabi, the wearers of the rayon suits and Speedo trunks who bob their heads in unison to dance music while unsuccessfully preying on women in clubs. What's funny in a three-minute piece doesn't always get funnier by expansion, but Kattan and Ferrell give it a go with fellow SNL member Molly Shannon as their ambitious neighbour. By day they work in their father's fake-plant store. By night they prowl the club scene after spraying on the cologne in their gauchely decorated bedroom. A fender-bender with Richard Grieco (playing himself) gets them into the popular club the Roxbury, but it's not all good news, as the brothers soon find themselves torn apart. Doug and Steve are pathetic but lovable, mostly due to the actors' talents for self-deprecating humour. All gifted comedians, Kattan, Ferrell, and Shannon obviously feel comfortable around each other, and their love triangle (which prompts send-ups of Say Anything and Jerry Maguire) is the funniest joke in this mostly lame comedy. Too bad, because it clocks in at about 80 minutes and could have run on television as a pretty good episode of SNL, which has been known to get a bit lame itself. --Shannon Gee
Since 1970 The US Federal witness protection program has relocated thousands of witnesses - some criminal some not - to neighbourhoods all across the country. Every one of those individuals shares a unique attribute distinguishing them from the rest of the general population and that is somebody wants them dead. Get lost with Mary McCormack as the compelling and quirky hit series In Plain Sight comes to DVD! U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (McCormack) works for the Federal Witness Protection Program (WITSEC) relocating and protecting career criminals compulsive liars thieves murderers and the occasional innocent bystander. With the help of her partner Marshall Mann (yes Marshal Marshall) and her beat-up beloved car she just may get through her workday on time to deal with her sort-if boyfriend her flaky sister and her ne'er-do-well mother.
Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) is a lifesaver. Whether he's pulling survivors from fiery high-rise infernos or the twisted steel of a subway collision Gavin takes great pride in leading the heroic but often overwhelmed firefighters of New York City's Truck Company 62. Gavin is also a man drifting between sorrow and anger over a recent separation from his wife (Andrea Roth) and three kids and recurring memories of comrades and other New Yorkers who fell victim to the tragedy of 9/11.
John Garfield, Shelley Winters and Norman Lloyd star in this film noir classic. Nick (Garfield) and Al (Lloyd) are involved in a payroll heist that goes wrong, resulting in a policeman being shot. Al is caught while Nick gets away, hiding out at the local swimming pool. There, he meets and charms local girl Peg Dobbs (Winters) and she invites him back to her house, unaware of the crime he has just committed. Soon things start to unravel for Nick as he holds Peg's entire family hostage, knowing that the police are getting ever closer to finding him.
Based on Peter Barnes' hit play this caustic hilarious and irreverent black comedy has rightly become a cult classic. The House of Gurney has a family problem - namely the 14th Earl of Gurney (Peter O' Toole) who thinks he is Jesus Christ and when restored to `normalcy' turns into Jack the Ripper. Unfortunately the young earl is also the sole heir to the family fortune so his relatives go to great lengths to trick him into siring a new heir. Then they can institutionalise him and
March of the Wooden Soldiers: The film s story takes place in Toyland which is inhabited by Mother Goose and other well known fairy tale characters. Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee (played by Laurel and Hardy) live in a shoe which is owned by the villainous Silas Barnaby who is looking to marry Bo Peep. Our heroes try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on the shoe and to keep Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stannie Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland. Stan and Ollie run and hide in the toy shop where they discover a box of darts to battle the Bogeymen. They empty the darts into a cannon but decide instead to unleash the toy soldiers on their enemy. Utopia: Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her fiancÃ©, they set up their own government on the atoll. All goes well until the singer s fiancee arrives to reveal that the new island is rich with uranium deposits. People from all over the world flock to the island, but soon the situation turns chaotic when a revolt seeks to overthrow and execute the island s original inhabitants. Before the execution, however, another storm strikes and submerges the island. Laurel and Hardy are rescued and finally arrive at the island Laurel inherited, only to have their land and supplies impounded for failure to pay back taxes! Flying Deuces: Stan and Ollie are holidaying in Paris. Ollie intends to remain in France to marry Georgette (Jean Parker), the innkeeper s daughter, but is heartbroken when he finds that she s fallen in love with and has married dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois (Reginald Gardiner). Ollie decides instead to jump into the Seine, along with Stan, but they are talked out of it by FranÃ§ois who suggests they join the Legion. When they try to leave after Ollie has recovered from being jilted they are charged with desertion and sentenced to a firing squad. They manage to escape in a stolen airplane but crash after a wild ride. Only Stan survives - but an earlier musing on reincarnation produces a bizarre postscript. Hustling for Health: Our down at heel hero Stan is befriended by a stranger at a train depot and brought back to the family home where his wife is having a suffragette meeting. None too pleased they cause mayhem dragging the neighbours into the argument as Stan throws rubbish into their award winning garden. Stan falls foul of them again when he steals their food to give to his new friends and is finally left outside in the yard mooning over the neighbours daughter in a downpour. One Too Many: This zippy and fun short from 1916 - the time when Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle were the big names in comedy - features the young Oliver Hardy as a ne er-do-well who has to quickly impress his wealthy uncle by producing a wife and baby for his visit. Of course this does not go smoothly and soon there are rather more wives and babies than he can cope with; plus the mandatory chases and misunderstandings that are the hallmark of early movie slapstick. The Lucky Dog: The Lucky Dog is the first film to include both Laurel & Hardy although they play independently of each other and not as the famous duo they would later become. Stan plays the hapless hero, who after being thrown out onto the street for not paying his rent, is befriended by a stray dog.
Legendary innovative shocking stunning but above all very very funny this is a classic set from the much missed Bill Hicks. Recorded at the Vic Theatre in Chicago in the early nineties this set is packed with all of Bill's favourite themes: rock 'n' roll smoking advertising and of course flying saucers!
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Remastered, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Tony Martin is Pepe, a master thief who lives in the Casbah section of Algiers. Slimane, a French police inspector (Peter Lorre) would love to capture Pepe, but realizes that as long as the thief remains in the Casbah he is protected by his vast network of criminals. When Pepe falls in love with Gaby (Yvonne De Carlo), a beautiful tourist, he schemes for the first time to leave the country, much to his girlfriend Inez's fury. Slimane seizes the opportunity to use Gaby to lure Pepe out of the Casbah... Casbah is a musical remake of the 1938 film Algiers, which was itself a remake of the French film Pepe le Moko (1937). SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Oscar Academy Awards, ...Casbah (1948)
Will Ferrell Collection
The Bluth family returns for another series of life after affluence, in this revolutionary award-winning comedy. Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) is the voice of reason in the midst of a blue-blood clan of crazies who have become acclimated to the life of luxury after patriarch George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) earned a fortune in the tract-housing business. When George is arrested on charges of tax fraud, however, the family's assets are frozen, and the resulting life of relative poverty proves difficult in many unexpected ways. Matriarch Lucille (Jessica Walter) is an emotionally stunted alcoholic. The Bluth siblings include Lindsay (Portia de Rossi), a socialite whose multitude of causes serves to further her own social career; Gob (Will Arnett), a womanising illusionist; and Buster, a mama's boy who spends his time pursuing a nebulous career as a student. Lindsay is married to Tobias (David Cross), an out-of-work actor and former doctor whose sexuality remains undefined. Michael, in addition to tending to the foibles of his siblings, spends much of his time trying to be a good dad to his earnest 14-year-old son, George Michael (Michael Cera). This collection contains all the episodes from the third series.
Utopia:Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her fiance, they set up their own government on the atoll. All goes well until the singer’s fiance arrives to reveal that the new island is rich in uranium deposits. People from all over the world flock to the island, but soon the situation turns chaotic when a revolt seeks to overthrow and execute the island’s original inhabitants. Flying DeucesStan and Ollie are holidaying in Paris. Ollie intends to remain in France to marry Georgette (Jean Parker), the innkeeper’s daughter, but is heartbroken when he finds that she’s fallen in love and married dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois (Reginald Gardiner). Ollie decides instead to jump into Seine, along with Stan, but they are talked out of it by Francois who suggests they join the Legion. When they try to leave after Ollie has recovered from being jilted they are charged with desertion and sentenced to the firing squad. March Of The Wooden Soldiers:The film’s story takes place in Toyland which is inhabited by Mother Goose and other well known fairy tale characters. Stannie Dun and Ollie Dee (played by Laurel and Hardy) live in a shoe which is owned by villainous Silas Barnaby who is looking to marry Bo Peep.Our heroes try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on the shoe and keep Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stannie Dum instead of Bo Peep. Engaged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.
Stan and Ollie inherit a yacht along with a small island. They set sail accompanied by a stateless refugee and a stowaway. A violent storm causes our heroes to crash on their island. Together they decide to create their own republic. All goes well until uranium is discovered... and the island is bombarded with money-hungry adventures.
In South Africa a young black couple (Angela Basset Danny Glover) with a new baby are driven out of their shanty by white oppressors and are forced to abandon their home and their memories of a happy life and wander around the Cape Flats looking for shelter. As their feelings of grief shame and misery grow their relationship begins to fall apart. Directed by John Berry BOESMAN & LENA is based on a play by South African author Athol Fugard.
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John Garfield (The Postman Always Rings Twice) plays Nick Robey a corrupt but somewhat sympathetic criminal who leads an abysmal life with his alcoholic mother. His friend pushes him into participating in a robbery but the whole affair is botched. As a result a cop is critically wounded and Nick just barely gets away. He tries to avoid suspicion by hiding out at a local indoor pool. There he goes for a swim and meets up with the meek and respectable Peggy Dobbs (Shelley Winters; Lolita The Night of the Hunter). Nick teaches her how to swim and he walks her home where she lives with her parents and younger brother Tommy... Nick ends up using the whole family as hostages... Garfield's magnificently edgy performance was his last as he died shortly after the film was completed in 1951 after being blacklisted by the McCarthy witch hunt. Directed by John Berry (Tension) He Ran All the Way is a classic film noir.
In this their last film together Stan and Ollie fly to London for the reading of a Stan’s late uncle’s will. After all Stan’s uncle’s cash is used to pay the solicitors death duties and tax the only thing left are a yacht and South Sea Island! At the docks they take receipt if their yacht and also a displaced seaman and a stowaway. Together the four set sail but are shipwrecked on an atoll during a storm. There they meet singer Cherie L’amour who is es
The Bohemian Girl (Dirs. James W. Horne & Charley Rogers 1936): In this film Laurel & Hardy play a couple of gypsies who spend most of their time playing ""fingers"" and picking pockets. Laurel & Hardy's Laughing 20's (Dir. Robert Youngson 1965): This documentary renewed an interest in Laurel & Hardy and led to a revival in television showings of their classic comedy shorts. The Flying Deuces (Dir. A. Edward Sutherland 1939): Ollie's broken heart lands Laurel &
The last special Bill Hicks ever taped in 1992 and features him the height of his genius. Recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London, Bill Hicks opens our eyes and minds to the hypocrisy and ludicrousness of the world around us. BONUS MATERIAL: It's Just a Ride A documentary about Hicks' life which features interviews with friends, admirers, and family
Stan and Ollie inherit a yacht along with a small island. They set sail accompanied by a stateless refugee and a stowaway. A violent storm causes our heroes to crash on their island. Together they decide to create their own republic. All goes well untill uranium is discovered... and the island is bombarded with money-hungry adventurers.
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