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John Huston's deadpan gangster comedy Prizzi's Honor comes to DVD with two different pictures. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles or closed-captions on this release, nor are there any special features. This disc is suitable and fans of the film will find it acceptable, but one would not be off the mark in hoping for a better ...
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John Huston's deadpan gangster comedy Prizzi's Honor comes to DVD with two different pictures. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles or closed-captions on this release, nor are there any special features. This disc is suitable and fans of the film will find it acceptable, but one would not be off the mark in hoping for a better version of this Academy Award winner sometime in the future.
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation [1.85:1]; Full-frame presentation
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Dan Jardine
This wickedly post-modern gangster film about a dull-witted Mafia hitman who falls for a slightly smarter version of himself is distinguished by the bleakly comic dialogue by Janet Roach, an exquisitely droll performance by Angelica Huston, and an amusingly gravelly-voiced turn by William Hickey as a deceptively vicious don. Based on an irony-rich novel by Richard Condon (The Manchurian Candidate), Prizzi's Honor was craftily directed by Hollywood veteran John Huston and lusciously photographed by Andrej Bartkowiak. The movie so charms us that we almost forget that these are mobsters whose livelihood depends on others' misfortune, a point cleverly driven home when the married mobsters are hired to kill each other. Jack Nicholson alternately hams and charms his way through the role, while Kathleen Turner is in fine full-throated form as the noir-ish femme fatale. The film carries a subversive subtext about American business practices that hints at Condon's and Huston's deeper purpose, but it is so well disguised by Huston's light touch with the dark material that Prizzi's Honor effortlessly transcends its sinister undertones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/1999
  • UPC: 013131083392
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Stereo / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Time: 2:09:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Charley Partanna
Kathleen Turner Irene Walker
Anjelica Huston Maerose Prizzi
William Hickey Don Corrado Prizzi
Robert Loggia Eduardo Prizzi
John Randolph Angelo "Pop" Partanna
Lee Richardson Dominic Prizzi
Michael Lombard Filargi "Finlay"
Lawrence Tierney Lieutenant Hanley
Joseph Ruskin Marxie Heller
Ann Selepegno Amalia Prizzi
Erasmus C. Alfano Cigar Smoker
John Codiglia Policeman
Ruben Gonzalez Man at Mexican Wedding
George Santopietro Plumber
CCH Pounder Peaches Altamont
Vic Polizos Phil Vittimizzare
Dick O'Neill Bluestone
Sully Boyar Casco Vascone
Antonia Vasquez Theresa Prizzi
Tomasino Baratta Opera Singer
John Calvani Don's Bodyguard
Murray Staff Gallagher
Ray Serra Bocca
Seth Allen Gomsky
Teddi Siddall Beulah
Tom Signorelli Photographer
Ray Iannicelli Photographer
Stanley Tucci Soldier
Themi Sapountzakis Policeman
Debra Kelly Bride at Mexican Chapel
Scott Campbell Groom at Mexican Chapel
Beth Raines Airport Clerk
Michael Sabin Charley at 17
Michael Tuck Anchorman Fred
Michael Fischetti Kiely
Kenneth Cervi Bodyguard
Marlene Williams Mrs. Calhane
Joe Kopmar Cigar Smoker
Peter D'Arcy Cigar Smoker
Thomas Lomonaco Cigar Smoker
Bill Brecht Cigar Smoker
Enzo Citarelli Priest
Henry Fehren Bishop
Alexandra Ivanoff Soprano in Church
Skip O'Brien Bartender
Theodore Theoharous Priest
Jonathan L. Arland Man at Mexican Wedding
Luis Accinelli Man at Mexican Wedding
Danielle Frederick Woman at Mexican Wedding
Dominic Barto Presto Ciglione
Technical Credits
John Huston Director
Andrzej Bartkowiak Cinematographer
Tracy Bousman Art Director
Connie Brink Special Effects
E. Thomas Case Makeup
Richard Condon Screenwriter
Donfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Kaja Fehr Editor
Rudi Fehr Editor
John C. Foreman Producer
Alixe Gordin Casting
Michael Helmy Art Director
Donald C. Klune Production Manager
Alex North Score Composer
Janet Roach Screenwriter
Mickey Scott Makeup
Charles Truhan Set Decoration/Design
Dennis Washington Production Designer
Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start/Credits [4:12]
2. Wedding [6:27]
3. Reception [13:17]
4. Rendezvous In California [11:18]
5. The Iceman [13:23]
6. Four Years Wait [13:26]
7. Woman On The Job [2:22]
8. The Doleful Daughter [3:19]
9. Newlyweds At Work [8:18]
10. Honor At Stake [7:13]
11. Playing Doctor [6:50]
12. In Bed With The Family [14:32]
13. Bad News [6:48]
14. Only Business [11:10]
15. End Of A Love Story [4:17]
16. End Credits [2:01]
Side #2 -- Full Screen
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start/Credits [4:12]
2. Wedding [6:27]
3. Reception [13:17]
4. Rendezvous In California [11:18]
5. The Iceman [13:23]
6. Four Years Wait [13:26]
7. Woman On The Job [2:22]
8. The Doleful Daughter [3:19]
9. Newlyweds At Work [8:18]
10. Honor At Stake [7:13]
11. Playing Doctor [6:50]
12. In Bed With The Family [14:32]
13. Bad News [6:48]
14. Only Business [11:10]
15. End Of A Love Story [4:17]
16. End Credits [2:01]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FAMILY BUSINESS

    The Prizzi's are the most enjoyable mob family since Vito Corleone and his sons. The film is a masterwork and the late John Huston exits grandly by getting 5 star performances from the always great Nicholson, (daughter) Angelica Huston, Kathleen Turner and Robert Loggia. The film is stolen by William Hickey, as onion skinned don Corrado Prizzi. Incredible photography and locations.

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