Woody Allen Collection - Volume 2

Woody Allen Collection - Volume 2

Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Woody Allen

     
 

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This second collection of films by auteur Woody Allen presents five of his works from 1987-1991 collected on five DVDs. September centers on the melancholy lives of six people during a weekend in the country. In Another Woman, Gena Rowlands plays a woman who is compelled to review her life choices after overhearing the therapy sessions of a young womanSee more details below

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This second collection of films by auteur Woody Allen presents five of his works from 1987-1991 collected on five DVDs. September centers on the melancholy lives of six people during a weekend in the country. In Another Woman, Gena Rowlands plays a woman who is compelled to review her life choices after overhearing the therapy sessions of a young woman (Mia Farrow). A carefully woven tale, Crimes and Misdemeanors garnered Allen an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Alice, a modern update of Alice in Wonderland, stars Mia Farrow as a repressed wife of a well-to-do stockbroker who discovers herself after experiencing invisibility. The black-and-white Shadow and Fog centers around the hunt for a serial killer, with Allen leading a first-rate ensemble cast.

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Woody Allen is best known and loved for the laugh-a-minute movies portraying him as a lovable schlemiel, but in his scrawny breast beats the heart of a serious artist -- and this five-disc set proves it by collecting five of his most ambitious films. The clear standout is Crimes and Misdemeanors, the controversial 1989 story of a married man (Martin Landau) whose attempts to terminate an adulterous affair end in murder. Woody balances this sobering plotline with a more humorous one in which he courts Mia Farrow while filming a documentary about egotistical TV producer Alan Alda. Audacious and unique, Crimes remains Woody's most artistically successful attempt at combining breezy comedy with heavy drama. In September (1987), writer-director Allen uses a weekend stay in Vermont as the backdrop for the angst-ridden diatribes of a sextet that includes Farrow, Sam Waterston, and Dianne Wiest. Another Woman (1988), a finely wrought drama starring Gena Rowlands as a sheltered woman whose carefully structured life suddenly unravels, reflects the influence of Woody's favorite director, Ingmar Bergman. Mia Farrow again takes center stage in Alice (1990), portraying a pampered wife who toys with the idea of taking a lover. The supporting cast is especially strong, including William Hurt, Judy Davis, Alec Baldwin, Joe Mantegna, Cybill Shepherd, and Blythe Danner, among others. Shadows and Fog (1992) has Kafkaesque overtones but features Woody in a familiar leading role; he plays a nervous nebbish caught between rival factions in a town being terrorized by a nocturnal strangler. Kathy Bates, John Cusack, Jodie Foster, and the then-ubiquitous Farrow costar with Allen. Legions of fans revered Allen for his early, freewheeling, gag-filled comedies, but by the early '80s this talented filmmaker was determined to test artistic boundaries. This collection gathers together some of his most fascinating experiments, the results of which seem even more interesting with age.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2001
UPC:
0027616862679
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
7:39:00

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Woody Allen Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Alice
1. Logo/Title/Back Pain [1:20]
2. True Confessions [2:14]
3. Dr. Yang's Diagnosis [5:11]
4. "I Just Love the Sax" [:37]
5. Invisibility [6:08]
6. Becoming a Writer [4:09]
7. Ghost of the Past [6:16]
8. Getting Acquainted [6:20]
9. Other Plans [:22]
10. Days as a Catholic [6:17]
11. Being Terrible [:16]
12. Alice's Muse [7:01]
13. Invisible Lovers [3:22]
14. Illusions of Happiness [3:15]
15. Eggnog Love [3:08]
16. A New Woman/Credits [8:52]
Disc #2 -- Another Woman
1. Summing Up/Title [:18]
2. Voices From the Wall [1:29]
3. The Big Five-Oh [1:02]
4. The Other Woman [4:26]
5. Visiting the Past [4:10]
6. Acting Competition [2:05]
7. Something's Missing [6:13]
8. An Embarrassed Brother [:55]
9. A Dream... [5:51]
10. ...In Two Acts [7:37]
11. Cold Condemnation [1:04]
12. 'Hope' and Regret [5:10]
13. Another Woman Revealed [:48]
14. Starting Over [4:24]
15. A Memory [3:33]
16. End Credits [:16]
Disc #3 -- Crimes and Misdemeanors
1. Main Title/Committed [1:21]
2. "Idea For Farce" [6:07]
3. To See or Not to See [1:12]
4. High Anxiety [5:20]
5. "Tragedy Plus Time" [3:49]
6. Blind Date [4:51]
7. Handling the Problem [1:06]
8. Dark Justice [3:39]
9. Singin' in the Brain [2:22]
10. The Dirty Deed [2:41]
11. Crime and Passover [4:23]
12. Cut Short [3:06]
13. Meltdown [3:56]
14. Benito Jelousini [:56]
15. A Great Murder Story [5:03]
16. Epilogue/End Credits [4:17]
Disc #4 -- September
1. Title/Credits/Intro [1:34]
2. Survival [2:49]
3. Grinding to a Halt [5:29]
4. Obligations [3:08]
5. Lovely [4:05]
6. Two Left Feet [1:40]
7. Futile [3:54]
8. Seeking Connection [3:17]
9. Empowered [2:03]
10. Caught [2:17]
11. Give and Take [6:44]
12. Friend to Friend [1:34]
13. Lucky Charms [8:06]
14. Sad Goodbye [1:02]
15. Keep Busy [4:03]
16. End Credits [3:07]
Disc #5 -- Shadows and Fog
1. Title/Credits/Plan [1:55]
2. Circus Folks [5:35]
3. The Nature of Evil [:38]
4. Hard Bargain [5:47]
5. Dead Doctor [2:55]
6. Paths Cross [1:20]
7. Setting a Trap [6:07]
8. Love & Lust [2:37]
9. Alms For the Poor [3:20]
10. Perfect Moment [3:20]
11. Sniffed Out [2:56]
12. Broken Homes [4:21]
13. Divine Matters [3:16]
14. Seek, Save & Capture [3:55]
15. New Opportunity [4:02]
16. End Credits [4:04]

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