The Kentucky Fried Movie

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Overview

In 1977, four filmmakers got together to create a cult film made up of random comedy sketches entitled Kentucky Fried Movie. In 2000, the same four sat on a couch to throw around insults for a DVD commentary for that now classic film, and the result is a commentary as outrageous and compelling as the film itself. Director John Landis, producer Robert K. Weiss, and the three creators of Airplane! David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams are in rare form as they heckle their own movie. In addition to that ...
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Overview

In 1977, four filmmakers got together to create a cult film made up of random comedy sketches entitled Kentucky Fried Movie. In 2000, the same four sat on a couch to throw around insults for a DVD commentary for that now classic film, and the result is a commentary as outrageous and compelling as the film itself. Director John Landis, producer Robert K. Weiss, and the three creators of Airplane! David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams are in rare form as they heckle their own movie. In addition to that hilariously off-the-cuff commentary, extras include rare behind-the-scenes home movies, a photo gallery, and talent bios. The film is presented in its theatrical widescreen 1:85 presentation--and for those who only remember the film from late night cable can watch it in its original full-frame format.
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Full-frame presentation; Audio commentary with director John Landis, writers David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, and producer Robert K. Weiss; Theatrical trailer; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery; On-set home movies; Talent bios
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Released around the same time as other media-parody sketch-comedy films like The Groove Tube and The Boob Tube, The Kentucky Fried Movie shares with those films a fetish for female flesh and a reliance on sexually related jokes. What sets it apart from those other films is an obvious love for the targets of their satire. A parody of Bruce Lee films is funny for anyone, but those familiar with Enter the Dragon will appreciate the care that went into the details. Only true TV aficionados would actually get the adult Tony Dow to reprise his role from Leave It to Beaver, -- but have him play it as if Wally had never aged. The "ZAZ" writing team shows all the trademark techniques they would become famous for with the Airplane, Naked Gun, and Hot Shots films: bad puns, a penchant for the politically incorrect, and an ability to get at the heart of overworked genres. The disaster film, the blaxploitation films, and '70s soft-core sex romps are all parodied by trailers that manage to mock the excesses of those films by being so irreverently over-the-top themselves. It's a safe bet that this film would receive an NC-17 if it were released today. Director John Landis would not get this material completely out of his system. He went on to direct segments of the very similar 1987 effort Amazon Woman on the Moon, a film that, in its intermittent success, shows how difficult it is to make a sketch-comedy film as consistently funny as Kentucky Fried Movie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2000
  • UPC: 013131111798
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Sutherland Clumsy
George Lazenby Architect
Master Henry Gibson Himself
Bill Bixby Himself
Tony Dow Wally
Bong Soo Han Dr. Klahn
Jim Abrahams Various Roles
Forrest J. Ackerman Jurist
Michael Alaimo Usher
Newell Alexander The Firechief
Richard James Baker Dino
Richard Barrett Bald Beer Drinker
Stephen Bishop Charming Guy
Susan Breslau Jurist
Victoria Carroll The Nurse
David Clover Husband
Anna Crawford Mother
Barry Dennen Claude LaMont
Uschi Digard Woman in Shower
Agneta Eckemyr Ming Chow
Rick Gates Boy
Tony Gaznick CIA Agent
Marcy Goldman Housewife
Ed Griffith Host (Danger Seekers)
Eloise Hardt Sheila Hamilton
Marilyn Joi Cleopatra
Dulcie Jordan Guest #1
Nathan Jung Bulkus
Saul Kahan Schwartz
Michael Kearns Man in Shower
Janice Kent Barbara Duncan
Evan Kim Loo
Michael Laurence Frank Bowman
Gracia Lee Guest #2
Mark Levine Boy Going Blind
Colin Male Argon Spokesman
Jeff Maxwell Man (Feel-A-Round)
Michael McManus Hornung
Eric Micklewood Asquith
Derek Murcott Pennington
Lenka Novak Linda Chambers
Manny Perry Big Jim Slade
Ellen Regan Judy Morton
Jack Roberts The Governor
Sheila Rogers Guest #3
Felix Silla Crazed Clown
Tara Strohmeier Girl
Stephen Stucker Stenographer
Neil Thompson Newscaster
William Tregoe John Fitzsimmons
Gwen van Dam Mrs. Burke
Dick Yarmy Taylor
Charlotte Zucker Jurist
David Zucker Various Roles
Jerry Zucker Various Roles
Joe Medalis Paul Burmaster
John-Anthony Bailey
Technical Credits
John Landis Director
George Folsey Jr. Editor
Mort Garson Score Composer
Rich Havel Art Director
Jim Abrahams Screenwriter
Kim Jorgensen Executive Producer
Igo Kantor Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen M. Katz Cinematographer
Larry Kostroff Associate Producer
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Schindler Asst. Director
Robert Weiss Producer
Jerry Zucker Screenwriter
David Zucker Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles
2. Argon Oil
3. A.M. Today
4. His New Car
5. Catholic High School Girls in Trouble
6. Feel-a-Round
7. Nytex P.M.
8. High Adventure
9. Headache Clinic
10. Household Odors
11. The Wonderful World of Sex
12. A Fistful of Yen
13. Willer Beer
14. Scot Free
15. That's Armageddon
16. United Appeal for the Dead
17. Courtroom, Part I
18. Nesson Oil
19. Courtroom, Part II
20. Cleopatra Schwartz
21. Zinc Oxide and You
22. Danger Seekers
23. Eyewitness News
24. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Trailer
      Commentary
         With Director John Landis, Writers David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and Producer Robert K. Weiss
            On
            Off
      Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
      On-Set Home Movie
      Talent Bios
         Director- John Landis
         Producer- Robert K. Weiss
         Writers- David Zucker
         Writers- Jerry Zucker
         Writers- Jim Abrahams
   Video Setup
      Play Widescreen
      Play Full-Frame
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Hilarious

    This movie is absolutely fantastic! Everything about it works perfectly to the comedy sketches they were going for. You have to be a fan of old movies and classics in order to fully appreciate this film.

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