Arthur

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

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

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/1997
  • UPC: 085392202027
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 999

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
B. Constance Barry Wedding Guest
John Bentley Perry
Jonathan Coleman
Jerome Collamore Johnson Butler
Maurice Copeland Uncle Peter
Dillon Evans Oak Room Maitre D'
Peter Evans Preston
Howard Feuer
Paul Gleason Executive
Richard Hamilton Bill
Helen Hanft Perry's Wife
Mary Ellen Hokanson Secretary
Mary Alan Hokanson Secretary
Lou Jacobi Plant Store Owner
Justine Johnston Aunt Pearl
Bobo Lewis Lady in Coffee Shop
Marcella Lowery Harriet
Bob Maroff Prize Man
Irving Metzman Security Guard
Ron Moody
Edgard Mourino Stuntman
Gordon Press Prize Man
Jeremy Ritzer
Ray Serra Racetrack Owner
Phyllis Somerville Saleslady
Florence Tarlow Mrs. Nesbitt
Juliet Taylor
Lawrence Tierney Man in Coffee Shop
Paul Vincent Oak Room Waiter
Technical Credits
Steve Gordon Director, Screenwriter
Peter Allen Score Composer
Burt Bacharach Score Composer, Songwriter
Fern Buchner Makeup
Christopher Cross Score Composer, 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
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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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Menu

Main
   Menu Group #1 with 30 chapter(s) covering 01:37:08
Gallery
   Cast Profiles
      Dudley Moore
      Liza Minnelli
      Sir John Gielgud
      Continue: More Information
   The Director's Chair
   Behind the Scenes
   Locations
   In Memory Of Steve Gordon
   Musical Notes
   Awards
   Theatrical Trailer
Languages
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  • Posted September 14, 2012

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    ¿Arthur¿ is a strong movie showcasing the compelling acting skil

    “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.

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