Woman in Red

Woman in Red

Cast: Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey

     
 

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Gene Wilder directs himself and wife Gilda Radner in The Woman in Red, a comedy about marital infidelity, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby DigitalSee more details below

Overview

Gene Wilder directs himself and wife Gilda Radner in The Woman in Red, a comedy about marital infidelity, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo, and a Spanish soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages, as well as Portuguese. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a fine release from MGM/UA.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Gene Wilder wrote, directed and starred in this lightweight but breezy and satisfying sex farce, a loose remake of Yves Robert's Pardon Mon Affaire. It's essentially an '80s update of 10, or if you prefer, The Seven Year Itch, with a married ad executive (Wilder) chasing a svelte model (Kelly Le Brock) and attempting to woo her into bed. One wishes that the denouement were braver - like the Blake Edwards and Billy Wilder films, it peters out in favor of a soft, audience-pleasing resolution that seems to deny the material's darker impulses; and at barely feature length, the picture needs to be longer and more substantive than it is. But there are great pleasures to be had here, including several hilarious set-ups, relatable situations, and first-rate comedic performances from Wilder, LeBrock, and a supporting cast that includes Joe Bologna, Charles Grodin, and Michael Huddleston as Wilder's male buddies. Gilda Radner also does extraordinary work, as a secretary who gets accidentally snubbed and goes on the warpath. Amid the laughs, Wilder interpolates an interesting non-comedic subplot, involving one character's implicit gay relationship with a young lover, that adds some texture and dimension to what could have otherwise been a more routine farce. Though not a perfect film, The Woman in Red is quite enjoyable, and miles ahead of Wilder's work in Haunted Honeymoon, The World's Greatest Lover, and the abominable Sunday Lovers.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/2003
UPC:
0027616865762
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:27:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English: Stereo Surround; French: Stereo Surround; Spanish: Mono; English, French, Spanish & Portuguese language subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Wilder Theodore Pierce
Charles Grodin Buddy
Joseph Bologna Joe
Judith Ivey Didi
Michael Huddleston Michael
Kelly LeBrock Charlotte
Gilda Radner Ms. Milner
Kyle Heffner Richard
Michael Zorek Shelly
Barbara Andrews Eileen
Bob Balhat-Chet Actor
James Cavan Fisherman
Deborah Dalton Girl at Club
Freddie Dawson Club Attendant
Sheldon Feldner Firechief
Larry Gilman Frank
Julann Griffin Miss Griffin
James Higgins Salesman
Robin Ingnico Becky
George Johnson Policeman
Robert Krantz Club Attendant
Steve Kravitz Companion
Elissa Leeds Girl at Club
Deborah May Hostess
Maureen O'Connor Waitress
Monica Parker Corrine
Buddy Silberman Gilbert
Kyra Stemple Missy
Viola Kates Stimpson Mama Dell
Annie Waterman Woman
Danny Wells Waiter
Noni White Stewardess
Elizabeth Norment Hair Stylist
Tammy Brewer Stewardess
Stevie Myers Warngler
John McKinney Buddy's Friend
Billy Beck Bartender
Ernest Harada Doorman
Milt [Lewis] Kogan Traffic Boss

Technical Credits
Gene Wilder Director,Screenwriter
Peg Cummings Set Decoration/Design
Victor Drai Producer
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Xavier Gélin Associate Producer
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Michael Grillo Asst. Director
Thomas Huff Stunts
John Morris Score Composer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Larry Rapaport Set Decoration/Design
Susan Ruskin Associate Producer
Jack Frost Sanders Executive Producer
Fred Schuler Cinematographer
David Snyder Production Designer
Stevie Wonder Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/Credits [2:35]
2. "The Woman in Red" [6:27]
3. Just Fooling Around [6:45]
4. "Take Care of My Girl" [7:03]
5. Blind Madness [2:06]
6. Gunning for Trouble [4:34]
7. Stood Up [3:24]
8. "Hi Ho Thunder!" [2:17]
9. If Not Peace Then War [3:48]
10. No More Horsing Around [6:37]
11. The Transformation [3:11]
12. On an Adventure [6:40]
13. Life's Little Surprises [5:26]
14. What a Birthday! [9:23]
15. "This Isn't a Dream" [7:56]
16. Falling Back to Reality [8:09]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Titles/Credits [2:35]
2. "The Woman in Red" [6:27]
3. Just Fooling Around [6:45]
4. "Take Care of My Girl" [7:03]
5. Blind Madness [2:06]
6. Gunning for Trouble [4:33]
7. Stood Up [3:24]
8. "Hi Ho Thunder!" [2:17]
9. If Not Peace Then War [3:48]
10. No More Horsing Around [6:37]
11. The Transformation [3:11]
12. On an Adventure [6:40]
13. Life's Little Surprises [5:26]
14. What a Birthday! [9:23]
15. "This Isn't a Dream" [7:55]
16. Falling Back to Reality [8:09]

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