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Arthur
     

Arthur

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Director: Steve Gordon, Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud

Cast: Steve Gordon, Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud

 

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This DVD edition of the '80s hit comedy Arthur offers only a full-screen standard picture format (1.33:1 aspect ratio) and the following audio track options: English (Dolby Digital 1.0) and French (Dolby Digital 1.0), with subtitles available in English, Spanish, and French. Special features are restricted to the usual original theatrical trailers and a few

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This DVD edition of the '80s hit comedy Arthur offers only a full-screen standard picture format (1.33:1 aspect ratio) and the following audio track options: English (Dolby Digital 1.0) and French (Dolby Digital 1.0), with subtitles available in English, Spanish, and French. Special features are restricted to the usual original theatrical trailers and a few production notes. The picture is of approximately VHS quality, with acceptable sharpness, color naturalness, and contrast; but the sound quality is substandard and mono throughout the film, rendering the dialog clearly audible but not resonant or stereophonic. The usual chapter index is included within the plastic DVD case.

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All Movie Guide
Arthur -- both the movie and its lead character -- is an anachronism. The tag line for the movie says it all: "I race cars, I play tennis, I fondle women, but I have weekends off and I am my own boss!" Not since the genial, sophisticated comedies of the '30s has a central character been so happy to spend his time getting sloshed and living the high life. Unfortunately, humorous drinking and hangover scenes (see the last quarter of The Philadelphia Story) went out of favor sometime around 1950. Arthur does its best to recapture the tone of drunken frivolity, but it's more than just the consequence-free drinking that makes it a tribute to those glory days. The eternal conflicts between tradition and freedom, class and happiness, and youth and age are also reminiscent of that time. There's even a crazy father-in-law-to-be straight out of a Leo McCarey movie. But, everything is sure to stay nice and light, and Dudley Moore and his grinning English sensibility are perfectly cast in the title role. He is funny (if slightly annoying after a while) in his manic moments and endearing in his quieter ones. British veteran John Gielgud finally won an Oscar for his perfectly measured performance as Arthur's long-suffering father figure/butler.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/1997
UPC:
0085392202027
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
3,612

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English, Français, Español

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dudley Moore Arthur Bach
Liza Minnelli Linda Marolla
John Gielgud Mr. Hobson
Geraldine Fitzgerald Martha Bach
Jill Eikenberry Susan Johnson
Stephen Elliott Burt Johnson
Ted Ross Bitterman
Barney Martin Ralph Marolla
Thomas Barbour Stanford Bach
Anne de Salvo Gloria
Marjorie Barnes Hooker
Jonathan Coleman Actor
Howard Feuer Actor
Ron Moody Actor
Jeremy Ritzer Actor
Juliet Taylor Actor
Dillon Evans Oak Room Maitre D'
Maurice Copeland Uncle Peter
Justine Johnston Aunt Pearl
Paul Vincent Oak Room Waiter
Paul Gleason Executive
Phyllis Somerville Saleslady
Irving Metzman Security Guard
Florence Tarlow Mrs. Nesbitt
Lou Jacobi Plant Store Owner
Gordon Press Prize Man
Bob Maroff Prize Man
Marcella Lowery Harriet
Jerome Collamore Johnson Butler
Helen Hanft Perry's Wife
John Bentley Perry
Ray Serra Racetrack Owner
Peter Evans Preston
Richard Hamilton Bill
Lawrence Tierney Man in Coffee Shop
Bobo Lewis Lady in Coffee Shop
B. Constance Barry Wedding Guest
Edgard Mourino Stuntman
Mary Alan Hokanson Secretary

Technical Credits
Steve Gordon Director,Screenwriter
Peter Allen Score Composer
Burt Bacharach Songwriter
Fern Buchner Makeup
Christopher Cross Songwriter
Howard Feuer Casting
Robert Greenhut Asst. Director,Producer
Jane Greenwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Hendrickson Production Designer
Carol Joffe Set Decoration/Design
Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Steven Jordan Set Decoration/Design
Susan E. Morse Editor
Thomas A. Reilly Asst. Director
Jeremy Ritzer Casting
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Carole Bayer Sager Score Composer
Fred Schuler Cinematographer
Juliet Taylor Casting

Scene Index

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0. Jump to a Scene
1. On the prowl (Arthur's Theme Best That You Can Do). [4:36]
2. Princess Gloria. [5:45]
3. Hobson. [2:25]
4. Bath and Badinage. [3:15]
5. The $750-million match. [4:11]
6. The shoplifter. [4:07]
7. "Steal something casual." [2:25]
8. So few princes. [2:23]
9. So many flowers. [1:43]
10. Someone to care for. [2:54]
11. Martha's warning. [2:39]
12. The brushoff. [1:38]
13. He may be growing up. [1:57]
14. Man to man (with moose). [7:15]
15. Proposing to Susan. [2:39]
16. What can Perry do?. [2:05]
17. What money can't buy. [3:28]
18. Tough love. [2:06]
19. Arthur's very good friend. [3:29]
20. An invited guest. [3:23]
21. And Preston makes three. [2:00]
22. Waiting for something special. [4:15]
23. Taking care of Hobson. [3:11]
24. Farewell. [4:17]
25. The girl Arthur wants. [2:52]
26. Proposing to Linda. [2:12]
27. A hitch in the proceedings. [3:10]
28. Don't screw with Martha. [3:42]
29. Tuna fish and money. [4:34]
30. End Credits (Arthur's Theme reprise). [2:17]

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Arthur 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
“Arthur” is a strong movie showcasing the compelling acting skills of the late Dudley Moore. Dudley Moore plays a carefree and wealthy bachelor who must choose between going the traditional route for money or choosing the uncertainty of going by passion. “Arthur is best for those who like romantic comedies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago