Woody Allen Four Movie Comedy Collection

Woody Allen Four Movie Comedy Collection

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Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jason Biggs, Téa Leoni

     
 

This box set combines four late-period comedies from Woody Allen. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Hollywood Ending, Small Time Crooks, and Anything Else are each presented in their original theatrical aspect ratios. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. As has been the case with every Woody Allen DVD released so far,…  See more details below

Overview

This box set combines four late-period comedies from Woody Allen. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Hollywood Ending, Small Time Crooks, and Anything Else are each presented in their original theatrical aspect ratios. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. As has been the case with every Woody Allen DVD released so far, there are no supplemental materials of any consequence. Although these titles are available individually, this box set offers the most cost-effective way to acquire all four.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
Hypnotism stirs up some daring crime and crazy love in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, a light comedy from Woody Allen. Set in 1940 New York City (where else?), Jade Scorpion stars Allen as a streetwise, wisecracking insurance investigator who becomes a jewel thief under the influence of a hypnotic spell that also inspires a head-over-heels attraction for a feisty and antagonistic coworker (Helen Hunt). This is Allen at his most optimistic, all nervous charm and one-liners; and the buoyant, period-jazz soundtrack bounces to the beats of Duke Ellington, Harry James, and Glenn Miller. Students of Allen's oeuvre will recognize similarities here both to his caper comedies, such as Small Time Crooks and Manhattan Murder Mystery, and to his 1980s magic-realist films, like The Purple Rose of Cairo and Alice. Additionally, the conflict between conscious and unconscious desire that emerges in Jade Scorpion -- we're talking hypnotism, here -- is easily recognizable as one of Allen's perennial themes. That aside, Jade Scorpion is one of Allen's most straightforward efforts, not quite a romp but good, angst-free fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/06/2004
UPC:
0678149086829
Source:
Dreamworks Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:58:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen CW Briggs,David Dobel,Ray Winkler,Val Waxman
Dan Aykroyd Chris Magruder
Jason Biggs Jerry Falk
Téa Leoni Ellie
Tracey Ullman Frenchy Winkler
Christina Ricci Amanda
Debra Messing Lori
Helen Hunt Betty Ann Fitzgerald
Hugh Grant David
Danny DeVito Harvey
Elaine May May
Elizabeth Berkley Jill
Mark Rydell Al Hack
John Schuck Mize
Stockard Channing Paula
Tony Darrow Tommy
Treat Williams Hal
George Hamilton Ed
Michael Rapaport Denny

Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
1. Main Title
2. Investigator: CW Briggs
3. The Efficient Betty Ann Fitzgerald
4. Clearing the Air
5. The Office Tryst
6. Hypnotized by the Jade Scorpion
7. The Kensington Heist
8. Femme Fatale: Laura Kensington
9. "It's an Inside Job"
10. CW Gives Laura the Boot
11. Bringing in the Private Eyes
12. The Prime Suspect
13. The Romance Goes Sour
14. All Clues Lead Back to CW
15. The Jewels Are Found
16. Caught in the Scorpions Spell
17. A Fugitive on the Run
18. Fitzgerald Under the Spell
19. Discovering Clues in Unusual Places
20. Who Is Voltan Polgar?
21. Catching the Real Thief
22. Saying Goodbye
23. "Marry Me"
24. End Credits
Side #2 -- Hollywood Ending
1. Hollywood Ending [1:39]
2. The Perfect Director [3:01]
3. Fired [3:38]
4. The Agent [2:38]
5. Nervous [3:24]
6. Meeting the Studio Executives [4:01]
7. Drinks With the Ex [8:39]
8. The Crew [3:33]
9. Casting [5:38]
10. "Esquire" Journalist [3:25]
11. Spontaneous Blindness [6:40]
12. Stage Direction [5:13]
13. In on the Conspiracy [2:58]
14. Dailies Screening [2:41]
15. The Leading Lady [3:27]
16. Unconventional Directing [3:51]
17. A New Set of Eyes [5:25]
18. Help From the Ex [4:09]
19. Confession [5:49]
20. Blind Rehearsal [6:10]
21. Man-to-Man Talk [5:41]
22. Hal Sees the Dailies [4:26]
23. Scumbag X [5:35]
24. The Truth Is Revealed [4:20]
25. The French Love It [2:15]
26. End Credits [3:42]
Side #3 -- Small Time Crooks
1. Casing the Bank/Main Titles [2:43]
2. Getting the "Seed" Money [4:51]
3. The Master Plan [2:41]
4. Nettie Goldberg Joins the Gang [4:04]
5. Gathering Supplies [1:11]
6. Drilling for Dollars [3:27]
7. Daily Operations [2:27]
8. Business It Too Good [2:49]
9. Too Much Exposure [2:45]
10. When All Else Fails: Franchise! [2:17]
11. Sunset Farms: A Cookie Empire! [4:51]
12. I Just Want a Cheeseburger [3:45]
13. The Dinner Party [5:25]
14. We Got No Class [1:40]
15. Turning Slugs Into Classy Items [4:31]
16. Going Different Ways [4:36]
17. Frenchy & Ray Find Partners [8:09]
18. "I Just Want Out" [2:19]
19. Planning Another Heist! [4:10]
20. "Francis, I Have Terrible News" [3:11]
21. Getting a "Real" Lesson From David [1:59]
22. Chi Chi Potter's Party [11:39]
23. Starting Over [5:05]
24. End Credits [3:18]
Side #4 -- Anything Else
1. Meeting David Dobel [8:43]
2. Dinner With Amanda [7:33]
3. A Chance Meeting [7:16]
4. Falling in Love [7:19]
5. Do You Love Me? [4:51]
6. Mom Moves In [2:51]
7. Dobel's Advice to Jerry [2:20]
8. Buying a Rifle [7:26]
9. Anxiety Attack [6:28]
10. Jerry's Bad Advisers [3:32]
11. Another Lover? [2:10]
12. I'd Rather Eat Rat Poison [8:05]
13. Spying on Amanda [8:21]
14. Anger Management [4:58]
15. Time Apart [3:12]
16. Cocaine With Mom [3:01]
17. Jerry Changes His Life [9:01]
18. Break Up [2:52]
19. Losing a Partner [5:58]
20. End Credits [2:11]

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Woody Allen Four Movie Comedy Collection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kaka823 More than 1 year ago
Big fan of Woody Allen..! However this collection isn't including all those famous films... but it's still great..classic funny as usual. worth it.~!