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Description: Jethro spins side-splitting yarns with a tiny support from Denzil Pemberthy including Olympic and dog-swallowing condoms, being hospitalised by a hoover and banned from a supermarket. Tastier than the finest cream tea and packed with more content than a Cornish pasty, fill your comedy boots with A Giant Portion of Jethro.
Description: Recorded in 1982, Hand Picked By Billy was recorded at the Cambridge Theatre in London on Billy's "The Pick of Billy Connolly" tour. This present takes the greatest bits from that 3 night present and contains the infamous storyline of the Glasgow sewage worker.
Description: A serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common. Trouble.
Description: The Bilbee Men are your average men without a care in the world... until Rosemary moves in next door. The men test to impress her in their own way, but fail. When school begins the men take desperate measures to safe their zone before the rest of the men in school do. The Bilbee Men explores the insecurities, societal pressures and media influences teenagers and young adults face, through the eyes of three teenage brothers.
Description: Peter Jordan is 33 years old and stuck in a dead end retail job at Super Duper Computers. To create matters worse, he's managed to rack up over $35,000 worth of debt. Student Loans, credit cards, Large Screen TV. His love life is equally in debt. Just when it seems he will never break out of his rut, an old high school buddy called Frehley shows up unexpectedly. Under Frehley's influence...
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Description: The tale of Stella, a young woman who falls in love with an ancient, beautifully-behaired bloodsucker called Edgar. They struggle to stay together in the midst of vampire carnage, but a love triangle bubbles up when a Michael Jackson-loving werewolf called Jack comes forward professing his own love for Stella. Meanwhile, a rival group of "real" vampires led by the evil Razor McBleed are prowling.
Description: Amy's father, Franco, was a famous rock musician accidentally electrocuted while performing on stage. The psychological trauma leaves Amy mute and deaf. So the 8-year-old is brought by her mother, Tanya, to Melbourne to diagnose the reasons for her continued silence.
Description: In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the large time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.
Description: Stand-up performance filmed at the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI., Epps gets the house rocking with his special and hilarious observations of married men, black/white family dynamics and a spot-on impersonation of a famous crime stage investigation series. Legendary hip hop emcee Doug E. New also makes a unique appearance.
Description: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a fresh method to break out of prison: fake a stroke and receive transferred to a nursing home. It's a excellent plan, except for one thing: the girl assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann McKay (Linda Fiorentino), has a plan of her own.
Description: Dave Attell is funnier and more outlandish than ever in his first solo HBO, special, a 60-minute concert performed in front of a live audience at The Lincoln Theater, the venerable Washington DC venue. Attell's sarcastic wit and quick-fire delivery prove why he has earned the reputation as a "comic's comic" and was dubbed one of the"25 Funniest Folks in America" by Entertainment Weekly. His decidedly adult brand of comedy covers everything including alcohol consumption, dating actual happenings and celebrities, and everything else on his mind.
Description: When a major newspaper accuses wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's frazzled head editor, Warren Haggerty, gotta search a method to turn the tables on her. Later Haggerty's harried fiancée, Gladys Benton, and his dashing mate Bill Chandler are in on a scheme that aims to discredit Connie, with amusing and unexpected results.
Description: Although he gained fame during a stint on Saturday Night Live, Jim Breuer left the present under less than ideal circumstances. He instantly went back to doing stand-up comedy and created a series of successful shows. Jim Breuer: Hardcore details the boy performing material about becoming a father, breaking into present business, and delivering a massive metal ver of the childhood standard "Hokey Pokey."
Description: Using a conventional Western storyline with an all dwarf cast, the filmmakers were able to showcase gags such as cowboys entering the local saloon by walking under the swinging doors, and pint-sized cowboys galloping around on Shetland ponies while roping calves.
Description: Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, finished with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the bright lights in the West End of London, meets a stripper, marries her and takes her home. Albert, of course, is furious and tries each trick he knows to drive the fresh bride from his household.
Description: Since Bill died in 1993, his work has reached a fresh audience and he has become a strong cult figure. The DVD captures Bill at his very best, with three of his legendary filmed performances: "One Night Stand" - the Old Vic Theatre in Chicago (30 min) "Revelations" - the Dominion Theatre in London (65 min) "Relentless" - Bill’s breakout performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival (70 min)
Description: Football user John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh fashion house run by her assistant, Stephanie. There they meet the singer Scharwenka (alias Huck's old mate Lizzie), who gets the band a job. Meanwhile, Madame Roberta passes away and leaves the business to John and he goes into partnership with Stephanie.
Description: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the begin of a memorable fresh year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with the golden game of "Teacher of the Year," if only his smarter students would stop using words that he can't understand.
Description: Filmed live at Vicar Road Theatre, this one-off present is a mix of Jason’s record breaking Edinburgh Festival set alongside some brand-new-to-DVD material including his popular quickly, quickly, quickly request from the wife! Even members of the audience aren’t secure as Jason shows off some magic, teaches the Riverdance and exposes a couple in the audience who are having an affair.
Description: Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con boys Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their street movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a fresh and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into international intrigue, trying to stay alive while keeping the formula out of opponent hands.
Description: In Spain, a couple of days before a collective gay wedding, the lives of five mothers, whose sons will receive married, are entwined: Judge Helena is in charge of the ceremony; the entrepreneur in hotel business Magda is hosting the guests in her hotel and is responsible for the banquet, while facing a strike leaded by her lover and chef; the nymphomaniac Nuria is facing issues due to her disease; the wealthy Reyes is having a crush for the father of her son's friend and her gardener; and the Argentinean cooker Ofelia is facing financial issues and difficulties in with her son's mate. Along three days, they have complicated relationships with their sons and mates, ex-husbands, lovers and employees.
Description: Oscar Jaffe is a successful Broadway director, Lily Garland his largest star. When she leaves his direction, his success goes with her. When he recognizes her aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the train that both of them are riding, he tries to receive her back for a fresh show. But accomplishing that feat isn't as easy as he had thought.
Description: After the death of her mother, Sylvia Scarlett decides that she can support her debt-ridden father, Henry, by dressing like a young boy in order to transport more freely in society. Returning to England from France, the pair are conned by smuggler Jimmy Monkley, but are impressed enough by him to join few of his unsuccessful swindling schemes.
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Description: The film begins with Ajay (Ajay Devgan) saying a man that he could create his transport on a woman he likes. The man (who is his son) says him that if he can go woo other older lady, he will say the woman he likes about his feelings.
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Brilliantly realized tragicomedy in a Citizen Kane framework, obviously based on Buster Keaton. A tour de force for Dick Van Dyke, whose movie work was inconsistent at best. But he nails Billy Bright from word one, and Carl Reiner's concise script gives him room to run. Reiner's no slouch, either; check the restaurant meeting for some biting wit on the Let's Do Lunch mentality. A boxoffice flop in '69-'70, tossed away on the lower half of double bills, or sent directly to subrun houses, this is a semi-classic that could be seen by all who love, or study, films.
After seeing The Comic again after many years, I realize that Dick Van Dyke's hero Billy Bright is now an amalgam of at least three silent comedians: Harry Langdon (who the hero resembles), Charlie Chaplin (for the womanizing) and Buster Keaton (for the drinking problem).One tries to sympathize with Billy Bright over the years, but his ego is his downfall in Hollywood. Like Buster Keaton, Billy Bright is again thrust into the temporary limelight in his soon years.This is probably Dick Van Dyke's greatest role ever--he was a large fanatic of silent comedy movies and was a nice mate of Stan Laurel in the 1960s.Also look for some nice cameo appearances by Mantan Moreland and Jerome Cowan.
... but Buster Keaton wasn't one of them. This movie shows the tragedy of the silent era stars that were so young at the transition from silent movie to sound - in their 20's and 30's - that they should not fathom that they had become obsolete overnight. Thus they would create the mistake of walking out in a huff on contracts that the studios were only too glad to vacate and only after the Nice Depression really hit difficult did they realize that their time in the spotlight was over with their fortunes gone and many turning to drink as solace. Dick Van Dyke plays silent comedian Billy Bright whose life cute much follows this composite trajectory. Van Dyke was nice at physical comedy, so he is excellent in this part as a silent movie comedian whose downfall is partly his own doing and partly just the effect of the march of time. The movie begins with Billy's funeral in 1969 with him doing his own commentary on the terrible turn out and the eulogy as he looks on at the proceedings. At one mission Billy Bright thinks back on what a nice funeral he would have had if he had died in 1929 instead of 1969 - throngs of fanatics crowding around the church, girls throwing themselves at the coffin, and one can't support but think of Rudolph Valentino who was the nice lover of the silent era and who died suddenly in 1926. Had Valentino survived into old age, would he also have wound up forgotten and alone, living in a cheap room in near poverty, setting his alarm for 4:30 in the morning to receive a glimpse of one of his old movies on TV? So many compare this storyline to that of Buster Keaton, and there are few similarities between Billy's and Buster's stories in just a several ways. The combination of Keaton's failed first marriage and his downfall at MGM did lead him to nearly drink himself to death, and he was quite the womanizer in the last years of his first marriage. He also wound up in a disastrous second marriage that was the effect of one of his alcoholic benders. However, unlike Billy Bright, Keaton had a satisfied ending. His third marriage was very happy, lasting 26 years and only ending with his death. In the late 40's revivals of his silent movies - most prominently the artistically brilliant box office failure "The General" - won him a entire fresh wave of popularity with many appearances on TV, helping roles in films, and live performances that continued until shortly before his death. At the end of his life in 1966 he was very much living in the show not his past and in fact often told he dreaded reunions with silent movie stars because many of them seemed to be stuck in the 1920's.I would highly suggest this one to folks interested in the sometimes tragic life of the silent movie stars, but don't think of this as Buster Keaton's biography - it is not.
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