It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World G

The comedy event of the century, In glorious 70mm!
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 7, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1963
  • Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint - Sensormatic
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • (Unspecified) - English

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User Ratings: 22,285
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
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: 3.5/5 -- So many excellent actors and stunt men do so much in this film that it is beyond my space allowance to begin to credit them. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 5/5 -- It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is one of the best ensemble comedies and the star-studded film remains a classic to this day. Full Review
Solzy at the Movies
Jul 23, 2019
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
Three-and-a-half hours of tiresome proof that Stanley Kramer should stick to dramas and leave comedies to his competitors. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 14, 2019
The first film shot in the single-strip Ultra Panavision format, MAD WORLD echoes the episodic travelogue structure that the film historian John Belton sees as inherent to Cinerama.
New York Times
Feb 6, 2014

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!

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Spencer Tracy heads a hilariously zany cast that stars Hollywood's greatest comedians (Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas and Jonathan Winters) and features cameo appearances by every joker and jester in the business from DonKnotts and Jerry Lewis to The Three Stooges. Nominated* for 6 Oscars®, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is "an explosive motion picture experience" (Variety)! On a winding desert highway, eight vacation-bound motorists share an experience that alters their plansand their lives! After a mysterious stranger divulges the location of a stolen fortune, they each speed off in a mind-bending, car-bashing race for the loot and the most side-splitting laughfest in history.

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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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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Movie Lover: from Independence, MO. -- April, 11, 2009

This is one of the best movies ever made. I realize that all professional reviewers only rate dramas and not comedies but sit down, turn out the lights, and laugh for 3 hours. You will forget all your problems.


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  • Sales Rank: 332
  • UPC: 027616902740
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