Great Race (Region A Blu-ray)

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Product Details

Barcode
888574077624
Department
Movies & TV
Released
26 Aug 2014
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Comedy
Sub-genre
Comedy
Region
Region A
Studio
Warner Archives
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Great Race
Release Year
1965
Running Time
160 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Classic Fight Scenes / Epic / Mishaps / On-The-Road / Rivalry / Scams And Cons / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes®
74% 83%
Metacritic
71
Synopsis
A tribute to masters of slapstick Laurel and Hardy, Blake Edwards's spectacular farce stars Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood. In 1908 New York, the evil, black-clad Professor Fate (Lemmon) challenges the Great Leslie (Curtis), a heroic daredevil who wears only white, to a 22,000-mile New York-to-Paris race. As the race gets under way, Fate eliminates all the other contestants through nefarious means except for feminist Maggie Dubois (Wood). But when her car breaks down on its own, she's forced to ride with Leslie, who has his hands full trying to avoid being obliterated by the artillery-laden Hannibal 8 that carries Fate. After getting into a brawl in the wild West and riding an ice floe across the Bering Strait to Siberia, Fate kidnaps Maggie, and the racing teams make an extended soujourn in Carpania as Edwards parodies THE PRISONER OF ZENDA. Then the dastardly Baron von Shtuppe (Ross Martin) tries to take advantage of Fate's resemblance to their ruler, Prince Hapnick, to start a revolution. This enjoyable, out-of-control spectacle, loaded with hysterical sight gags and routines from the silent comedy era, features good work from Lemmon, Martin, and Peter Falk as Fate's henchman, Max. The film was the basis for the WACKY RACES animated children's series.
Notes
Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis also teamed up in Billy Wilder's SOME LIKE IT HOT, the funniest American film ever made according to the American Film Institute's list.

The film is dedicated to Laurel and Hardy.

The pie fight is the biggest ever filmed, utilizing 2,357 pies.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region 1
  • Snap Case
  • Single Side - Full Frame - 1.33
  • Letterbox - 1.85
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Additional Release Material:
  • Featurette: MAKING OF THE GREAT RACE
  • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Filmographies: Blake Edwards - Director
Poster
Poster for Great Race
Cast & Crew
Director
Blake Edwards
Star
Tony Curtis / Blake Edwards / Peter Falk / Marvin Kaplan / Jack Lemmon / Ross Martin / Arthur O'Connell / Dorothy Provine / Larry Storch / Vivian Vance / Natalie Wood / Keenan Wynn
Screenwriter
Arthur Ross
Composer
Henry Mancini
Producer
Martin Jurow
Director of Photography
Russell Harlan
Editor
Ralph E. Winters
Production Designer
Fernando Carrere
Costume Designer
Edith Head
Story
Blake Edwards / Arthur Ross
Set Designer
George James Hopkins
Choreographer
Hermes Pan

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Sound Effects
Winner: 1965