A Fish Called Wanda (Blu-ray) R

A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood.
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 3, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Arrow Video

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh94%

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Total Count: 62

Upright84%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 181,105
Like many of the best English comedies, much of the humor here is based on character, good-natured high spirits, and fairly uninhibited vulgarity. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 27, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- Perhaps the most unusual aspect of what is surely the year's most original and daring comedy is that John Cleese is not the funniest performer in it. Believe it or not, that honor goes to none other than the usually somber Kevin Kline. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Jul 31, 2013
Rating: 3/4 -- The movie's basic joke holds that the overbearing, unselfconscious Americans will do anything and say anything (and usually as loudly as possible), while the timorous British are nearly too polite to breathe. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Jul 31, 2013
Putting heart and heat into a film that could have easily slid by on silliness, Cleese proves himself a master actor. Full Review
People Magazine
Jul 31, 2013
The key to Wanda's comedy is the ever-shifting loyalties of its four nutty main characters. Full Review
Under the Radar
Oct 18, 2017
Somehow, the movie manages to do the impossible: It makes John Cleese less than hilarious. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
Jul 31, 2013
Wanda defies gravity, in both senses of the word, and redefines a great comic tradition. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Apr 27, 2009

Description by OLDIES.com:

In 1988, John Cleese, former Python and the mastermind behind Fawlty Towers, teamed up with the veteran Ealing Comedy director Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob) to produce another classic of British comedy.

Cleese plays Archie Leach, a weak-willed barrister who finds himself embroiled with a quartet of ill-matched jewel thieves - two American con artists played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline, Michael Palin's animal-loving hitman and London gangster Tom Georgeson - when Georgeson is arrested. Only he and Palin know the whereabouts of the diamonds, prompting plenty of farce and in-fighting as well as some embarrassing nudity and the unfortunate demise of some innocent pooches...

Nominated for three Academy Awards and winning one for Kline's outstanding supporting turn as the psychopathic Otto, A Fish Called Wanda has stood the test of time, earning its rightful place among its creators' remarkable comedy pedigree.

  • Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary by writer and star John Cleese
  • Brand-new appreciation by Vic Pratt of the BFI National Archive
  • Brand-new interviews with composer John Du Prez, production designer Roger Murray-Leach, executive producer Steve Abbott and makeup supervisor Paul Engelen
  • John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance, a 1988 documentary on the making of A Fish Called Wanda featuring interviews with actors Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, Kevin Kline and director Charles Crichton
  • Something Fishy, a 15th anniversary retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Cleese, Curtis, Kline and Palin, executive producer Steve Abbott and director of photography Alan Hume
  • Fish You Were Here, a documentary on the film's locations hosted by Robert Powell
  • 24 deleted/alternative scenes with introductions by Cleese
  • A Message from John Cleese, a tongue-in-cheek introduction recorded for the film's original release
  • Gallery
  • Trivia track
  • Theatrical trailer
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Sophie Monks Kaufman

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  • UPC: 760137044086
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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