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The Commitments [1991] [DVD]


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  • Actors: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dave Finnegan
  • Directors: Alan Parker
  • Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle
  • Producers: Armyan Bernstein, David Wimbury, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 28 July 2003
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004TBT0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,861 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

This popular Alan Parker film stars an ensemble of unknown actors and musicians. Slick young Dubliner Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) puts together a soul band made up of Dublin's out-of-work misfits. Starting from scratch, the group members re-discover a sense of pride as they master the discipline necessary to make music. An ageing trumpet player, who claims to have worked with all the greats, takes charge of their musical education, but internal feuds and the realities of modern life threaten to overwhelm the band.

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An irresistible, comic drama from director Alan Parker (Evita, Mississippi Burning), overflowing and alive with passion, humor and music, The Commitments showcases some old R&B standards in a new light. A headstrong, fast-talking, ambitious young Dubliner (Robert Arkins) fancies himself a promoter of talent, and sets about assembling and packaging a local Irish R&B band. His group of self-absorbed, backbiting, but stunningly talented individuals begin to succeed beyond his wildest dreams, until petty jealousies and recrimination threaten to scuttle the whole deal. A moody, vivid and soulful exploration of the Dublin club scene as well as a showcase for some wonderful unknown actors, the film (and its wonderful soundtrack) also features the actual band covering classic soul tunes from the likes of Otis Redding and Sam and Dave. It's that combination of soul and soul music that makes The Commitments a special little film. --Robert Lane, Amazon.com --This text refers to the VHS edition of this video

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Sept. 2000
Format: DVD
"The Commitment" is a exceptional and humourous story about real people in Dublin, Ireland. It is written by Roddy Doyle and centers around a young man and the band he is trying to put together to play soul music. His point is that "The Irish brothers wouldn't be shooting ...each other if they had soul". But keeping the band together turns out to be just as big a problem as it was putting it together in the first place...
The casting for the film took place in Dublin where virtually everybody showed up (says Sharon Corr), so the actors are real dubliners, and they do a fantastic job. They were all unknown when the film was made, but some has made it big on the music scene since (Andrew Strong, Andrea Corr).
Bit perhaps the biggest part in the film is played by the soundtrack. Old classics are given a makeover and are performed brilliantly by the band in the film.
This is a film and a soundtrack that belongs on everyones shelf.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Cy Berman on 14 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD
Not really a review more of a caveat emptor ....

Please note the the single disc edition of this film is only a 4:3 print.

If you want a 16:9 version you need to either get the two disc special edition or the dual pack with The Van (which is £1 more).
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Jun. 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This is close to being my favourite film of all time, whenever I feel a bit low I put it back on and cheer myself up. The characters are brilliant, the music is wonderful, and it's absolutely hilarious. Quite why Andrew Strong never made it as a successful singer I'll never know. Why is it when the Irish F and Blind you can't help but laugh.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By deborah rushgrove on 4 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
despite being advertised as the English version, the film itself is a french language film, with english as an audio option. Not what i wanted
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Gabriella Guillebert on 9 Feb. 2009
Format: DVD
Everyone should watch this film at least once in their lifetime. Follow the progress of a "thrown together" band. Share their individual trials and tribulations and enjoy their ultimate emergence as a successful band.
The characters are gutsy,funny and true to life. Whether you're into the music style or not, makes no difference. These guys are good musicians and belt it out! Final result: a lively, poignant lesson on fighting to achieve your dream. Brilliant excuse for a night in, beer or not!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Parrothead Pete on 31 Jan. 2014
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This is very crafty ! The main picture of the DVD cover is in English,
which leads you to believe that this is the English version of the DVD- but it isn't !
This is a French DVD, and the cover you receive is in French- not the cover in the picture !
If you go back and look at the other pictures in the listing, you will see (if you look closely) that the second picture is a blurry shot of the back cover in French.
I think that this is designed to deliberately mislead you into thinking that you are ordering an English DVD.
Now, it does say that DVD is in French, English and Italian and that there are subtitles in French, English, Italian and Dutch.
But it comes with a sticker on the back that says "No Return if seal is broken" so you don't really know what you are getting.
Do you send it back, or open it and see what you get ?
Well, if you decide to open it up, you'll find that it defaults to French as the spoken language, and you have to change it to English through the menu. After that, it seems fine- original dialogue, in English.
So- just be warned, and make sure that you know what you are getting, or you might get a surprise when you open the envelope !
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Lee on 11 Nov. 2013
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I was very disappointed as the picture quality of the film was poor and the DVD was extremely expensive in comparison to other DVDs and BluRay films I have bought
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Helen Dunning on 22 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
i'm currently returning it as it has spanish writing on the front. it's sealed so i can't check whether it would actually be in english, but It's for my daughter and would just confuse her! it wasn't clear this would be the case from the details. thanks
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