S.O.B. (Widescreen)

Felix Farmer's latest movie flops -- and lots of Hollywood types spring into action. It's what Blake Edwards calls "Standard Operating Bull."
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 06/24/1981
"...Edwards' proven abilities with physical comedy are maximized..."
New York Times - 07/01/1981
"...Edwards's newest, most manic, most bitter farce....The performances are wickedly right..."

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Felix Farmer's (Richard Mulligan) latest movie flops -- and lots of Hollywood types spring into action. Agents are called. Lawyers are retained. Statements are issued. It's what master comedy director Blake Edwards calls "Standard Operating Bull," the subject of his gleefully satiric S.O.B.

Product Description:

Based on his near-career-ending experience with the box-office disaster DARLING LILI, Blake Edwards fashioned a corrosive behind-the-scenes satire of the business in which he had long plied his trade.The film stars Richard Mulligan as Felix Farmer, a once-successful director whose career is on the slide because of the colossal failure of his $30 million G-rated musical. In desperation he hatches a plan to revive his career: Buy back the film and remake it, adding new pornographic footage to render it a more marketable box-office commodity. He believes that the key to the film's success will be the willingness of his ex-wife, Sally Miles (Julie Andrews), to dispense with her sweetly wholesome image and bare her breasts onscreen. To reach his goal, Farmer has to wade through a river of egomanical producers, wildly pretentious directors, knife-wielding industry gossips, sneaky editors, and even a dissipated doctor--or quack, as he prefers to be called. A broad, hugely entertaining attack on the hand that fed him, Edwards's film is among his best, with hilarious scenery chewing by William Holden (in his final film appearance), Loretta Swit, Larry Hagman, Richard Mulligan, Robert Preston, Robert Vaughn, Robert Webber, Robert Loggia, and no other Roberts among its seeming cast of thousands.

Plot Synopsis:

When an embittered playwright's musical turns out to be a financial disaster, he decides to recut the film with some new footage to turn it into a softcore porn flick.

Plot Keywords:

Film Directors | Naked Women | Racy | Satire | Theatrical Release
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