Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria

Director: Blake Edwards Cast: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston
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Overview

Victor/Victoria

Warner Brother's long-awaited DVD edition of Victor/Victoria isn't as feature-heavy as the film's fans might have hoped but still manages to serve up this classic comedy in style. The skillfully-remastered video transfer captures the rich, understated color palette of Dick Bush's cinematography with panache and also restores the film to its full, lavish 2.35:1 widescreen glory. Victor/Victoria also benefits from a sharp Dolby Surround 5.1 remix of its soundtrack that adds plenty of punch to the film's many musical numbers. In terms of extras, the handful of cast and crew filmographies are a bit skimpy but this disc also includes the film's exciting theatrical trailer and a commentary track featuring Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews. This commentary suffers from occasional gaps of silence (both participants frequently catch themselves getting caught up in watching the film when they should be making comments) but still manages to deliver some interesting tidbits about the film's genesis. The most interesting moments include Edwards and Andrews reminiscing fondly about Robert Preston and Henry Mancini and the revelation that Edwards wrote the film's complex script in one month. All in all, the intimate tone and the fondness the two participants show for each other on this commentary track make up for its occasional silences. It provides a nice capper to a high-quality DVD, thus making Warner Brother's edition of Victor/Victoria a great way to get acquainted with this film.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2002
UPC: 0012569520325
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Turner Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:13:00

Special Features

Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Feature-length audio commentary by Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards; Interactive menus; Cast/director career highlights; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français, Español, Português & Japanese

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Andrews Victor/Victoria
James Garner King Marchan
Robert Preston Toddy
Lesley Ann Warren Norma
Alex Karras Squash
John Rhys-Davies Cassell
Graham Stark Waiter
Peter Arne Labisse
Sherloque Tanney Bovin
Neil Cunningham Nightclub Master of Ceremonies
Matyelock Gibbs Cassell's Receptionist
George Silver Fat Man with Eclair
Stuart Craig Turton Boy Friend to Actress
Bill Monks LeClou
Michael Robbins Hotel Manager
Norman Chancer Sal
David Gant Restaurant Manager
Maria Charles Madame President
Malcolm Jamieson Richard
John Cassady Juke
Christopher Good Stage Manager
Jay Benedict Guy Langois
Olivier Pierre Langois' Companion
Joanna Dickens Large Lady in Restaurant
Simon Chandler Chorus Boy
Vivienne Chandler Chambermaid
Elizabeth Vaughan Opera Singer
Paddy Ward Photographer
Tim Stern Desk Clerk Third Rate Hotel
Sam Williams Chorus Boy
Geoffrey Beevers Police Inspector

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tony Adams Producer
Leslie Bricusse Score Composer,Songwriter
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Roy Charman Sound Mixer
Harry Cordwell Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Paul Engelen Makeup
Harry Frampton Makeup
Peter Frampton Makeup
Tim Hutchinson Art Director
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Rodger Maus Production Designer
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Selway Casting
William Craig Smith Art Director
Paddy Stone Choreography
Ralph Winters Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:27]
2. Too Legitimate [3:34]
3. Her Sorry State [4:20]
4. Gay Paree [3:26]
5. Rockefeller Dines [4:38]
6. Cockroach Gambit [5:43]
7. Roommates [5:15]
8. Toddy's Inspiration [4:33]
9. Cassell's Office [2:34]
10. Divine Rehearsals [2:11]
11. Opening Night [1:38]
12. Le Jazz Hot [4:34]
13. "It's a Guy." [1:48]
14. Another Kind of Man [3:08]
15. Mutual Attraction [1:49]
16. Bedding Down [6:24]
17. No Soap for Norma [3:44]
18. The Shady Dame From Seville [5:10]
19. King Pays a Call [3:52]
20. The Naked Truth [3:33]
21. Hasty Exits [3:32]
22. Chicago, Illinois [3:38]
23. Dinners and Cigars [4:42]
24. Two-Faced Dance [2:02]
25. You and Me... [3:00]
26. ...And a Melee [3:28]
27. Barging In, Coming Out [1:36]
28. Both Pretenders [4:42]
29. In Unlikely Places [2:07]
30. Liaisons [2:25]
31. Crazy World [3:20]
32. Nights on the Town [1:08]
33. Lightning Rod [1:15]
34. King's Guy Thing [4:50]
35. Victoria's Decision [2:48]
36. "Lock the Door." [2:08]
37. The Greatest Disguise [2:07]
38. The Shady Dame From Seville (I) [2:13]
39. The Finger [:32]
40. The Shady Dame From Seville (II) [3:26]
41. Cast List and End Credits [3:52]

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Victor/Victoria 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Smokeyone More than 1 year ago
I have watched this movie many times, and I see something I may have missed the last time. It is a spirit lifting, laugh out loud movie. Good cast, script, plot, costumes, etc. As you can tell I love this movie. Thanks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only came across this film when researching my favorite actress/singer/etc Julie Andrews. This is an absolutely hilarious movie with wonderful musical numbers to complement it! Just a fun/ny movie! I highly recommend it to all!
LanceT More than 1 year ago
Set in 1920's Paris, Victor/Victoria does what most musical comedies never do--it delivers in both categories. The story is that of a struggling female vocalist who pretends to be a male transvgestite to become the sensation of the gay music scene. Great songs give Julie Andrews ample opportunity to demonstrate her tremendous vocal gifts, which is reason enough to see this movie. The script is smart, funny, and is full of insight into the relationships between men and women. V/V came out at about the same time as Tootsie. While the latter movie received much more acclaim and attention, V/V goes deeper and makes its points much more artfully. Robert Preston gives a wonderful, nuanced performance; James Garner is in top form; and Alex Karras gets the movie's best one-liner. Lesley Ann Warren is a sensation, and her musical number is a knock-out. Blake Edwards is at his very best, with favorite composer Henry Mancini delivering a sumptuous score. This movie delivers on all levels.
Ve More than 1 year ago
I wonder what took me so long to see this movie. Loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This 1982 movie first received fairly low-key reviews, indeed some were damning! Later reviewers began to change their minds and quite rightly so. Not enough superlatives are available to describe Victor Victoria. As near 'Perfect' as a movie can be, hilarious, brilliantly acted, beautifully directed with stunning choreography by the genius Paddy Stone - breathtaking - in the various numbers. To cap it all, the Great Robert Preston reigns supreme, wow what an actor and with James Garner proving to be a smashing light comic performer and Julie Andrews arguably producing her very best performance ever, you have the perfect combination. No movie collection would be complete without this sensational movie. A film that can be viewed over and over again and should you have missed out and not seen it? Go get it NOW!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The films theme are always the kind of themes that attracts me. Plus the fact that Julie Andrews is on it. I love her. She has a golden voice. I am intriugued by woman's exploration of her own sexuality. Regardless of her motives. It is the absurdities of human ideas that has been put to action. Turns out well and ends well. Love it!