It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Blu-ray) G

The comedy event of the century, In glorious 70mm!
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 7, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1963
  • Label: MGM
  • Note: Something a little less serious: a tribute to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    • Extended scenes
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Re-issue trailer (1970)
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

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Total Count: 36

Upright83%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 22,285
Kramer's 'comedy to end all comedy' stretches its material to snapping point but offers happy hours of star-spotting. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 3.5/5 -- It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World remains a technological and creative marvel for reasons beyond its sometimes fitful ability to make audiences laugh. Full Review
The Dissolve
Feb 7, 2014
Rating: 3/4 -- lives up to its intentions as an epic madcap farce, and it offers enough comic variation through the multiple characters and situations that it never feels overlong or monotonous Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Feb 9, 2014
The sheer magnitude of the project lends it momentum, though, and there are enough giddy highs that it's had a strong cult following ever since its release in 1963.
A.V. Club
Jan 22, 2014
Rating: 2.5/4 -- For every inspired set-piece, there are one or two that don't work, making this a frequently frustrating watch. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Apr 18, 2014
Rating: 3/10 -- There's a documentary-like pleasure in watching so many legends of comedy share the screen... along with the disappointment of watching so many very funny people fail to be funny at all. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Jan 24, 2014
The comic competition is so keen that it is impossible to single out any one participant as outstanding. Full Review
Variety
Nov 7, 2007

Product Description:

This wacky comedy classic directed by Stanley Kramer features one of the largest collections of American comedians ever brought together on celluloid, resulting in the kind of far-out comic gem that only the 1960s could dish out. Filled with sharp one-liners, plenty of pratfalls and double takes, and unstoppable slapstick humor, this film never stops entertaining. The laughs come mostly from vehicle accidents of all kinds: car crashes, bike accidents, airplane failures, and almost everything else imaginable. But a good amount of humor is also lent to major wrestling matches, terrible mix-ups and misunderstandings, and increasingly absurd personalities such as Mrs. Marcus (Ethel Merman), the screeching and impossible mother-in-law. The film even laughs at itself, showing its flimsy cardboard sets as characters punch out walls or accidentally explode whole boxes of dynamite. The cast includes such favorites as Jonathan Winters, Phil Silvers, Milton Berle, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Sid Caesar, Spencer Tracey, Terry-Thomas, and Dick Shawn, among countless others.

Brilliantly simple, the plot concerns a caravan of motorists who witness a terrible accident on a dangerously windy California highway. The auto-crash victim (Jimmy Durante) reveals in his dying words that he has hidden a fortune of stolen cash, sending the drivers on a rambunctious race to see who can claim the loot first!

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: November 7, 1963.
  • Jerry Lewis reportedly called director Stanley Kramer and asked why he wasn't cast in the film, and Kramer in turn gave him a cameo.
  • Cameo appearances are also made by The Three Stooges and Jack Benny, among other popular comic personalities of the time.
  • Directing a raucous comedy was a big departure for Stanley Kramer who was known for dramas like TO SIR WITH LOVE, INHERIT THE WIND, and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER'
  • The film is loved for its tongue-in-cheek humor such as a scene right at the start where Jimmy Durante dies while kicking a bucket.
  • The DVD includes 30 minutes of extra material including outtakes and deleted scenes, as well as the theatrical trailer.

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