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Melvin Frank's romantic comedy A Touch of Class comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include cast filmographies and a theatrical trailer. The picture on this disc certainly looks great, but there is little else to make it really worthwhile. This Warner Bros. DVD will satisfy fans of the ...
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Overview

Melvin Frank's romantic comedy A Touch of Class comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include cast filmographies and a theatrical trailer. The picture on this disc certainly looks great, but there is little else to make it really worthwhile. This Warner Bros. DVD will satisfy fans of the film.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Cast career highlights
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Accomplished British actress Glenda Jackson showed a surprising gift for romantic comedy in this 1973 sleeper, for which she won her second Best Actress Oscar in four years. George Segal plays an American insurance adjuster who decides to commit adultery with a British dress designer but finds that his plans for a quick affair are complicated by entanglements of the heart. Director Melvin Frank helped write the script with Jack Rose, and it played right on the edge of the era's more permissive sensibilities. The acting is first-rate and gives the story a scintillating edge that goes beyond its clever dialogue. Jackson and Segal show that onscreen chemistry depends less on glamour than on timing and expression. As a light sex farce, A Touch of Class contained more daring and dignity than its myriad imitators; it was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2002
  • UPC: 053939836127
  • Original Release: 1973
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,249

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Segal Steve Blackburn
Glenda Jackson Vicki Allessio
Paul Sorvino Walter Menkes
Hildegard Neil Gloria Blackburn
Cec Linder Wendell Thompson
Eve Karpf Miss Ramos
K Callan Patty Menkes
David Healy American
Donald Hewlett Spencer Birdsall
John Sterland
Mary Barclay Martha Thompson
Samantha Weyson Josie Blackburn
Michael McVey Billy Blackburn
Edward Kemp Michael Allessio
Lisa Vanderpump Julia Allessio
Michael Elwyn Cecil
Nadim Sawalha Night Hotel Manager
Ian Thompson Derek
Gaye Brown Dora French
David de Keyser Dr. Alvarez
Technical Credits
Melvin Frank Director, Producer, Screenwriter
George Barrie Songwriter
Bill Butler Editor
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
John Cameron Score Composer
Austin Dempster Cinematographer
Peter Howitt Set Decoration/Design
Terence Marsh Production Designer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Simon Relph Asst. Director
Jack Rose Screenwriter
Tony Sforzini Makeup
Peter Sutton Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Tomkins Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:14]
2. His Ball, Her Kid [1:34]
3. Making a Date [3:46]
4. "A Girl Has to Eat." [2:19]
5. Wanted: Uninvolved Sex [3:12]
6. Destination Malaga [3:52]
7. Happy Mother's Day [1:50]
8. Additional Bookings [5:24]
9. Walter [4:46]
10. Room Disservice [5:05]
11. Sleeping Arrangements [3:41]
12. Bad Back Blues [3:44]
13. Touching Toes... [2:53]
14. Typically American [3:20]
15. Piece of the Action [5:31]
16. Dinner Dates [4:52]
17. The Getaway Got Away [3:49]
18. No Way to Treat a Hotel [3:04]
19. Out and About [4:31]
20. The $18,000 Question [3:02]
21. Local Housekeeping [3:51]
22. Dilly-Dallying [3:00]
23. Crybabyies [2:07]
24. On the Run [2:41]
25. Beethoven Won't Mind [6:03]
26. The Long and Short of It [2:00]
27. A Glimpse of Gloria [3:57]
28. "It Cost a Lot More." [4:18]
29. Not Via Cab [4:42]
30. Cast List [:35]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         George Segal
         Glenda Jackson
      Awards
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jackson and Segal are enormously charming together.

    Though the film has weathered a bit in the last 30+ years, "A Touch of Class" still remains a bright, romantic comedy with sparkling performances by Glenda Jackson (Best Actress Oscar) and George Segal as a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst. Their quarrelsome 'brief encounter' in sunny Spain is still quite deft and Jackson and Segal are very appealing as the couple. The screenplay by Melvin Frank and Jack Rose is not invariably sophisticated, but it's great fun most of the way. The film surprisingly received five Academy Award nominations in 1973 including Best Picture and Best Screenplay and was an unexpected box-office hit and ran for months. Glenda's second Oscar win still remains as one of the biggest upsets in Academy history. She didn't even bother to show up to collect her prize, later comparing the event to "a public hanging." [filmfactsman]

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