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Owl & The Pussycat [DVD] [1970] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Barbra Streisand , George Segal , Herbert Ross    DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein, Allen Garfield, Roz Kelly
  • Directors: Herbert Ross
  • Writers: Bill Manhoff, Buck Henry
  • Producers: George Justin, Ray Stark
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Nov 2001
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QCTZ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,471 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Good credentials abound in this 1970 adaptation of Bill Manoff's hit Broadway comedy. Buck Henry wrote the screenplay, and Herbert Ross (The Turning Point) directs the surprisingly funny pairing of Barbra Streisand and George Segal as, respectively, a semi-literate prostitute and an egghead. Streisand and Segal turn out to have excellent complementary styles (both are good at playing incredulity), and while the film is not always as witty as it could be, scenes are crisp and highly entertaining. --Tom Keogh


Opposites can't help but attract in this outlandish pairing of a meek writer (George Segal) and a hot prostitute (Barbra Streisand).

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud at the sheer wierdness 29 Oct 2003
After Funny Girl and other comedies performed by Barbra Streisand, i had only high hopes for this film. And i wasn't dissapointed, George Segal and Barbra play a completely unlikely pair and i found it hilarious, for a feel good yet also very strange film with excellent acting, look no further. Even though the plot is often very far-out and perhaps a little unrealistic, it doesn't make any difference, it's a laugh. And I love this film because, unlike many modern comedies there's still character development and these characters seem buyable with proper emotions. One funny film, and not a chick flick!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast talking screwball comedy 22 Mar 2005
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Pairing up Segal and Streisand was a good move in this story about a hooker that falls in love with a writer. I like the period detail, the scruffy apartments, the bohemian characters. Streisand sounds shrill and strident at times, so much so that I almost couldn't stand it, but you get used to it. She certainly plays the 'dumb blonde' to perfection. Segal is the ideal fall guy for Streisand's venom and spirit. It's very much a movie of its time, but I liked that, even if I didn't entirely buy the ending, and would've liked a bit more subtlety.
Nothing to mention about the DVD transfer really. YOu just get the film. I didn't notice the picture quality so it must've been okay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this film! 1 Nov 2013
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Hadn't seen this film in years but when seen again I loved it....I even converted someone who thought they didn't like Barbra Streisand...she thought it was a very funny film indeed! Glad I bought it!
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This is a great film, just as funny as I remembered, haven't seen it for a long time, was so happy to get it on DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tour de force from Barbra 26 Mar 2014
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Nothing matches the first half hour of this film. Set in an apartment, the most unlikely couple meet, it's hate at first sight and so so funny. George gets some lines in but basically this is Barbra's finest 30 minutes. She is brilliant. The second 30 minute of this film takes us out in search of a new apartment, the film dries a bit here, but then it couldn't possibly keep up with the opening, however during the final 30 minutes it gets going again.

I have loved this film since I first saw it in the late 70's on TV. It's a simple enough story, and shows it's origins as a stage play, But George Segal and Barbara Streisand were an inspired cast that manage to lift it way higher. Even if you don't like romantic comedies just still try the first 30 minutes, you'll feel like you been in the ring with Ali, it's that breathless.

Great film, great acting, simple story....a whole barrel of laughs.
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