Stripes

Stripes

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Director: Ivan Reitman

Cast: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

     
 

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After almost 15 years comes Stripes: The Extended Cut, featuring 18 minutes of deleted scenes long thought to be extinct in the Salt Mine archives of good old Hollywood. Columbia Home Entertainment presents Ivan Reitman's hilarious military comedy that boosted enlistments and provided Bill Murray with an early hit under his belt around the time of his SNL yearsSee more details below

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After almost 15 years comes Stripes: The Extended Cut, featuring 18 minutes of deleted scenes long thought to be extinct in the Salt Mine archives of good old Hollywood. Columbia Home Entertainment presents Ivan Reitman's hilarious military comedy that boosted enlistments and provided Bill Murray with an early hit under his belt around the time of his SNL years. The movie itself has been given a needed face-lift, with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer and a high-definition 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack that is a step and a half up from the shoddy presentations of old. With the option of watching the theatrical cut or the extended cut, with onscreen pop-ups that signal each cut scene, the DVD goes a long way to present both versions in all their glory. Six deleted scenes are presented, including the infamous seven-minute Columbian airdrop scene along with another racy scene with Murray and none other than late-'70s/early-'80s heartthrob P.J. Soles. While most of the scenes are arguably unnecessary, it's good to see that they're all quite funny and work in and out of the finished film. Extra care was obviously put into them, with Reitman himself tackling a few scenes again in the editing room just to make sure the right takes and comedic rhythms were worked out this time. Those stories and many others are vividly told both in the fun commentary with the director and writer/producer Dan Goldberg and the hour-long documentary that's culled from interviews with much of the main cast, including Judge Reinhold and a bizarre black-lit interview with the usually reclusive Murray. With the original theatrical trailer rounding out the list of extras, the Stripes: Extended Cut DVD is a loving tribute to an '80s classic that has cemented its place in comedy history, and with this version, is now able to entertain in vastly new ways for the young and old alike.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
A satire of army service and authority figures in general, the ribald comedy Stripes is buoyed by the strength of its cast and its unrelentingly goofy charm. Former Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Murray is at the heart of the film's affable, likable tone; his usual deadpan, laid-back self, Murray is perfectly suited to the meandering script and to Ivan Reitman's offbeat direction. Reitman also directed Murray in his first film role, 1979's Meatballs, and he surrounds the actor with experienced comic accompaniment, most notably from John Candy and Harold Ramis. The then little-known Bill Paxton, John Larroquette, Judge Reinhold, and Sean Young also make memorable appearances.
New York Times - Dave Kehr
And the 18 minutes that Mr. Reitman has seamlessly reinserted into the film are far better than the usual DVD collection of outtakes: one...is one of the best things in the film as it now stands.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
UPC:
0043396059948
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Also includes original theatrical version; Top-secret EM-50 urban assault vehicle to cut out & assemble; 18 minutes of deleted scenes; Hour-long documentary featuring all new interviews with the cast including Bill Murray; Commentary with the director and writer/producer Dan Goldberg; Original theatrical trailer ; Much more

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Murray John Winger
Harold Ramis Russell Ziskey
Warren Oates Sgt. Hulka
P.J. Soles Stella
Sean Young Louise
John Candy Dewey "Ox" Oxberger
John Larroquette Capt. Stillman
John Voldstad Stillman's Aide
John Diehl Cruiser
Lance Le Gault Col. Glass
Roberla Leighton Anita
Conrad Dunn Francis "Psycho" Soyer
Judge Reinhold Elmo
Antone Pagan Hector
Glenn-Michael Jones Leon
Bill Lucking Recruiter
Fran Ryan Dowager in Cab
Joe Flaherty Sgt. Crocker
Dave Thomas Emcee
Robin Klein Cheerleader
Robert J. Wilke Gen. Barnicke
Lois Areno Stillman's Girlfriend
Timothy Busfield Mortar Soldier
Gino Gottarelli Russian Officer
Gene Scherer Russian Officer
Susan Mechsner Mud Wrestler
Sue Bowser Mud Wrestler
Craig Schaefer Soldier Outside Motor Pool
Pamela Bowman Cruiser's Girl
Bill Paxton Soldier
Michael Flynn Soldier
Nick Toth Border Guard
Samuel Briggs Corporal
Hershel B. Harlson Shoeshine Man
Solomon Schmidt Store Owner
Dawn Clark Mud Wrestler
Juanita Merritt Mud Wrestler
Linda Dupree Mud Wrestler
Leslie Henderson Mud Wrestler
Arkady Rakhman Immigrant
Gerald J. Counts Russian Soldier
Yetim Buntsis Russian Soldier
Semyon Veyts Russian Soldier
Larry Gillette Russian Soldier
Glen Leigh Marshall Russian Soldier
Dale Prince Russian Soldier
Larry Odell Lane Soldier
Joyce D. Helmus Soldier
David A. Mullins Soldier
Bruce E. Ellis Soldier
David D. Platko Soldier
Philip A. Urbansky Soldier
William R. Sykes Soldier
J.A. Crawford Soldier
Norman Mont-Eton Policeman
Mark S. Markowicz Policeman
Jeff Viola Policeman
Robert Du Laine Policeman
Nancy Brock Actor

Technical Credits
Ivan Reitman Director,Producer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Carl Biddiscombe Set Decoration/Design
Len Blum Screenwriter
Richard Bruno Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
John Cade Stunts
James Connell Cinematographer
Ronn Forella Choreography
Daniel Goldberg Producer,Screenwriter
Arthur Goldweit Choreography
Harry Keller Editor
Michael Luciano Editor
Joe Medjuck Associate Producer
Harold Ramis Screenwriter
Karen Rea Casting
Eva Ruggiero Editor
Russell Saunders Production Manager
James Spencer Production Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. Going Nowhere
3. Moving-Out Day
4. Enlisting
5. The Bus Station
6. Sgt. Hulka
7. Left Right Left
8. Platoon Members
9. Capt. Stillman
10. Basic Training
11. Col. Glass
12. Hulka's Office
13. Deserting
14. "Incoming!"
15. The Pom Pom
16. The General's House
17. Three-Hour Cram
18. Boom Chugga Lugga
19. Ft. Milano, Italy
20. Project EM-50
21. Out for a Wash
22. Wrong-Way Stillman
23. "Mayday."
24. The Czech Border
25. The Rescue Party
26. Back to the Border
27. Roadblock
28. Back Home
1. Start
2. Going Nowhere
3. Moving-Out Day
4. Enlisting
5. The Bus Station
6. Sgt. Hulka
7. Left Right Left
8. Platoon Members
9. Capt. Stillman
10. Basic Training
11. Col. Glass
12. Hulka's Office
13. Deserting
14. "Incoming!"
15. The Pom Pom
16. The General's House
17. Three-Hour Cram
18. Boom Chugga Lugga
19. Ft. Milano, Italy
20. Project EM-50
21. Out for a Wash
22. Wrong-Way Stillman
23. "Mayday."
24. The Czech Border
25. The Rescue Party
26. Back to the Border
27. Roadblock
28. Back Home

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