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Sleeper
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DVD Features

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 5, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Double Sided - Single Layer (Full Frame/Widescreen)
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - Spanish
  • Additional Release Materials:
    • Trailers - 1. Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
  • Additional Products:
    • Booklet

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 30,581
Allen's investigation of a "cosmic screwing" registers Kubrickian sci-fi Full Review
CinePassion
Nov 27, 2009
The film is loaded with throwaway literacy and broad slapstick, and while it fumbles the end, the parade of verbal and visual amusement is pleasant as long as it lasts. Full Review
Variety
May 20, 2005
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Like most of Allen's movies, this one is better than the box-office receipts would indicate; it still looks good many years after it was shot. Full Review
TV Guide
Jun 4, 2007
[The film] evokes the physical humor of Hal Roach comedies, and Allen even tips his hat to Charlie Chaplin's MODERN TIMES.
Premiere
Jul 1, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- Pound for pound and minute for minute, Sleeper may just have more laughs in it than any other Woody Allen movie.
Filmcritic.com
Oct 30, 2005
[A] brilliant satire set in some future utopia.
Uncut
Dec 1, 2004
As a stand-up routine it's a scream. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 4, 2007

Product Description:

The sci-fi satire SLEEPER is often hailed as the best of Woody Allen's early comedies, which relied mostly on slapstick and quick verbal asides, but still had more than their share of comic intelligence. SLEEPER tells the tale of Miles Monroe (Allen), who is accidentally cryogenically frozen following a minor operation. Released 200 years later, in 2173, Miles blunders his way through a bizarre future, featuring plenty of props and situations for Allen to mine for laughs. Eventually he meets vapid, hedonistic "poet" Luna Schlosser (Diane Keaton), with whom he eventually joins a rebel group opposed to the oppressive government. As in his earlier BANANAS and LOVE AND DEATH, Allen's character stumbles into a revolutionary plot, revealing the anti-authoritarianism that will appear again and again in his films.

Loosely based on H.G. Wells' novel WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES, the film features a strong parodic bent, particularly of the type of science fiction that was being written and filmed when it was made in 1973. Oppressive, faceless governments and the technological dominance over human life (altering even the most fundamental natural actions, such as sex) are the main tropes Allen skewers, as well as playing off the futuristic production design of films like A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and THX-1138. However, SLEEPER was still considered a strong work of science fiction, winning both the prestigious Hugo and Nebula Awards, which are given to the finest works in the genre.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 17, 1973
  • SLEEPER was filmed on location in California and Colorado.
  • Allen based his screenplay on the H.G. Wells novel, WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES.
  • Douglas Rain provides the voice of the evil computer, in a hilarious send-up of his legendary voice-over role in 2001 (as HAL).
  • Music was also provided by the New Orleans Funeral and Ragtime Orchestra.

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  • Sales Rank: 3,894
  • UPC: 027616850157
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