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Blaze [DVD] [1990]

Paul Newman , Lolita Davidovich , Ron Shelton    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain, Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Directors: Ron Shelton
  • Writers: Ron Shelton, Blaze Starr, Huey Perry
  • Producers: Dale Pollock, David V. Lester, Don Miller, Gil Friesen
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Mar 2004
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001IM9B4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,535 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

1950s Louisiana governor Earl Long (Paul Newman) courts controversy when he embarks on a relationship with exotic dancer Blaze Starr (Lola Davidovich). His political career is rocked by the scandal, but Long is determined not to end the affair - no matter what the cost.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blaze 20 July 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Loved it. Loved Paul Newman as a dirty old rascal getting a new lease of life from a "Striptease artiste". Loved that bit when he took a shotgun to his lawnmower. Loved all of it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blaze 15 Jun 2006
By D. Kane
Format:DVD
If you want to know what Louisiana politics was like in the 1950's - AND - have a good time - watch this film.

Some lovely scenes with the accompished stripper folding Paul Newman's boxers while he warms her up in bed is a classic.

As is Paul getting ready to jump into bed with her.

Watch out for sterling cameos by Gailliard Sartain as one of the yes men - a classic Cajun actor in a perfect role.

Finally, Randy Newman's Lousiana 1927 wraps it up with words you have to read on the subtitles to make sure you don't miss!

Buy it!
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  43 reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very entertaining and underrated film 28 Feb 2001
By Jay inSF - Published on Amazon.com
This movie stirred some controversy when it came out because it is based on the autobiography of Blaze Starr, and so as history it is somewhat unreliable. But the movie works very well on its own terms, and I believe is and was underappreciated. Among other things, it includes another fine performance by Paul Newman, which is worth the price of admission by itself. It is too bad that it is now out of print. Seen as a story told through Starr's eyes, the movie works very well. It is both poignant and funny, and tells this colorful episode of Louisiana history entertainingly (but it's not a documentary, so don't expect complete historical accuracy). Paul Newman gives a memorable performance as Goveror Earl Long, and Lolita Davidowich and the supporting cast are also great. The movie also has a superb soundtrack that includes Fats Domino, Hank Williams and Randy Newman.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Politics, Scandalous, & Sexy! 10 July 2006
By Nighthawk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Politics, scandalous affair, and sexy-what more could you want??! Seriously, I enjoyed this film alot. I did not judge this as a documentary or biography. It is noted in the credits that this is "based on Miss Starrs memoirs". This is a story of a poor West Virginia gal who becomes the glamorous burlesque stripper Blaze Starr and her relationship with Governor Earl Long. Lolita Davidovich does a great job as Blaze and she is very sexy! Paul Newman is awesome as Governor Earl Long. Blaze may be naive to the ways of the world but learns to look out for herself. Gov. Long is a wheeler dealer who is a smart politician and outsmarts his opponents. I thought this film was very good and enjoyed it immensely. Entertaining and well done!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another political film that is good. 25 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This hansome, rich bio of Earl Long, Louisiana political honcho who fell in love with stripper Blaze Starr (Lolita Davidovich) while he was governor in the 1950s. Paul Newman is excellent in the lead. There is fine support from a veteran cast of character actors. This is superb entertainment. Political junkies can enjoy detailed political history here. Others can be amazed at Newman's performance, Davidovich's beauty, and director Ron Shelton's eye for atmosphere and detail.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blaze 31 Jan 2001
By simon hutchings - Published on Amazon.com
A nice tribute to the best of the USA, the liberal tolerant side which is so little in evidence today. A must for bible thumping bigots. I don't suppose they'll watch it though. Good soundtrack featuring Hank Williams senior I believe. The story is about a politician who falls for a table dancer. The bigots crawl out of the woodwork as Paul Newman defends black rights. Set in the laste 50's.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Fun Film 8 Oct 2008
By Peterack - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
It is rare that I purchase dvds anymore but this is one I had to own. It is a hidden gem for any Paul Newman fan. He does a great job at portraying an old southern Govenor in the twighlight of his years. If you are political junkie as I am you will also love the glimpse at southern politics of a time gone by.
Now, I cannot put down an honest review without mentioning the co-star. The first time I saw this film Ms. Davidovitch simply took my breath away, she plays a beautiful sensual lady to perfection and she and Newman make an interesting and believable pair in this movie.
If you have not seen this film treat yourself to it. It is a delight.
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