Alternately bitingly and bitterly funny, The Hollywood Shuffle gets a fair MGM DVD release. Robert Townsend's directorial debut may have helped kick off the African-American comedy boom of the 1990s, but it has aged better than many movies that followed in its wake. Made on a shoestring budget, The Hollywood Shuffle doesn't exactly boast lush production design, but the DVD's widescreen transfer is clean and the audio track is well balanced. Townsend self-financed much of the movie and it would be interesting for a future DVD to include an audio commentary by him and co-writer Keenan Ivory Wayans, who went on to launch the In Living Color TV show.
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Original theatrical trailer; English: mono; Spanish: mono; French & Spanish subtitles
Side #1 -- 0. Scene Selections 1. Main Title/Line! [4:00] 2. "I'm On My Way" [3:50] 3. The Audition [4:35] 4. Black Acting 101 [6:06] 5. Winky Dinky Dawgs [3:49] 6. Sneakin' In The Movies [10:35] 7. An Eddie Murphy Type [2:39] 8. A Winky Future [2:58] 9. What If? [3:34] 10. A Black Noir [:45] 11. Jerry Curl Showdown [6:30] 12. Work At A Post Office [5:48] 13. "Always Uncle Tom" [3:26] 14. More Jive On The Set! [5:55] 15. Sky's The Limit [5:01] 16. End Credits [4:27]
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