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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie
One of my fav' movies of all time!

Goldberg plays Deloris Van Cartier who is a lounge singer in a casino. She's in a relationship with Vince LaRocca who is the casino's owner who and unknown to Deloris is also a gangster. Deloris witnesses a murder by Vince. She rushes to the police who want to put away Vince for good and enrol Deloris in a witness protection...
Published on 14 Mar 2011 by MAKY

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sadly not able to play this on my DVD player as it only plays in region 1 which was something i hadn`t heard of before and unfortunately i dont have sellers details to phone and ask for help
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie, 14 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Sister Act/Sister Act 2 - Back In The Habit [DVD] [1994] (DVD)
One of my fav' movies of all time!

Goldberg plays Deloris Van Cartier who is a lounge singer in a casino. She's in a relationship with Vince LaRocca who is the casino's owner who and unknown to Deloris is also a gangster. Deloris witnesses a murder by Vince. She rushes to the police who want to put away Vince for good and enrol Deloris in a witness protection program.

The catch is that Deloris must now assume the role of Sister Mary Clarence, a nun at a convent. From there the movie is full of laughs as Deloris takes time setting into the nuns lifestyle. Eventually Deloris, given her music abilities, wins over the other nuns in the convent, gets rescued by them when Vince finds out where she's hiding, and puts on a smash concert that revamps traditional notions of what a Church choir should sound like.

This is a great movie worth buying!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sister Act & Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, 11 Feb 2005
This review is from: Sister Act/Sister Act 2 - Back In The Habit [DVD] [1994] (DVD)
Sister Act -
On-the-run after witnessing her Las Vegas mobster boyfriend kill someone, a tacky lounge singer (Whoopi Goldberg) enters the Witness Protection Program - as a nun. Now the convent needs protection, from the new Sister Mary Clarence and her Vegas-style ideas on how to run the choir. A charming comedy and one of Goldberg's best movies.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit -
Whoopi Goldberg returns as Deloris Van Cartier, who, at the film's opening, has become a successful Vegas headliner, belting out undeniably cheesy medleys of R&B hits. The nuns she shielded her identity from in the first film arrive to beg her to help them revitalize their San Francisco Catholic school. Deloris is persuaded to put her Sister Mary Clarence costume back on and work with a bunch of undisciplined street kids as the school's music teacher.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sister Act: 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1992] [Region Free] [US Import], 14 Sep 2013
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Sister Act: 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1992] [Region Free] [US Import] To commemorate the 20th anniversary of a comedy classic that packed pews everywhere, Disney proudly presents a special 2-movie collection, featuring Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit on Blu-ray!

Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg stars as a sassy lounge singer forced to hide from the mob in the last place anyone would ever look for her - a convent - where her fun-loving attitude turns the nuns' tone-deaf choir into a soulful chorus of swingin' singin' sisters. In the side-splitting sequel, Whoopi is back for another hilarious adventure as Sister Mary Clarence spreads the gift of music and the power of laughter at an inner-city school.

Harvey Keitel and Kathy Najimy join a heavenly cast in these habit-forming comedies busting with '60s Motown hits. Relive all the fun and irresistible music of both movies with a stunning state-of-the-art digital restoration!

Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Dame Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena and Mary Wickes.

Directors: Adam Greenberg and Emile Ardolino

Writer: Joseph Howard

Blu-ray: 1080p High Definition Widescreen

Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Region: All Regions

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Running Time: Sister Act 100 Minutes. Sister Act 2 106 Minutes.

DVD: NTSC Widescreen 1.85:1. Audio: 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound + French Language Track. English SDH Subtitles [Applies To Film Content Only]

Number of discs: 3

Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
Disc 1 Blu-ray: Sister Act Film. Featurette: Inside Sister Act. Music Video: If My Sister's In Trouble by Lady Soul. Sister Act 2 Film.

DISC 2 DVD: Sister Act Film. Featurette: Inside Sister Act. Music Video: If My Sister's In Trouble by Lady Soul. Music Video: I Will Follow Him by Deloris and The Sisters.

DISC 3 DVD: Sister Act 2 - Back In The Habit Film.

Andrew's Review - As many past recipients could tell you, winning a supporting actor or actress Oscar doesn't always launch or boost a career. But it can be the perfect springboard for superstardom. Few offer as much evidence of that as Whoopi Goldberg. Her scene-stealing turn in Ghost was comedic dynamite, which practically everyone around the world saw and appreciated. Though she had headlined some movies before, now she was having major projects tailored to her talents. None of those vehicles fit as perfectly as the blockbuster 1992 comedy Sister Act.

Conceived by first-time writer Paul Rudnick, pitched to and rejected by Bette Midler, reworked by half a dozen scribes including Nancy Meyers, Carrie Fisher, and Robert Harling, and ultimately credited to non-entity "Joseph Howard", Sister Act is a classic high-concept fish out of water tale. Deloris Van Cartier [Whoopi Goldberg) is one-third of The Ronelles, an undistinguished trio that performs at the Moonlite Lounge in Reno. Deloris' boyfriend, the married gangster Vince LaRocca [Harvey Keitel], has been stringing her along on plans for him to leave his wife. Just as Deloris is about to move on with her life, she witnesses the Vince-ordered murder of his police informant driver.

With Vince's hit-men [Robert Miranda and Richard Portnow] after her and shooting to kill, Deloris turns to the Reno police. Lt. Eddie Souther [Bill Nunn] offers her protection in exchange for testimony that will put Vince in jail for the long haul. Souther arranges for an unlikely relocation to the struggling Saint Katherine's Parish in San Francisco. Deloris Van Cartier, the Reno lounge singer who smokes, drinks, swears, and commits adultery, is now Sister Mary Clarence, a Carmelite nun accepting the vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity.

Mother Superior [Harry Potter's Dame Maggie Smith] has grave doubts that this fast-living, fast-talking witness can blend in. You might wonder why she has to blend in and play the part of a disciplined convent nun. Well, you don't cast Whoopi Goldberg in a movie about just laying low.

"Mary Clarence" has trouble adjusting to the demanding work, unappetizing food, and early hours (lights out at 9:00 PM and waking up at 5:00 AM) of her new calling. And she appears to be a negative influence on the nun friends she makes: shy, young, tiny, more casually habited redhead Mary Robert [Wendy Makkena] and large, cheerful Mary Patrick [Kathy Najimy].

The Mother Superior decides to channel Deloris' musical background into bettering the nuns' choir. Accepting director duties from the old and traditional Mary Lazarus [Mary Wickes], Deloris instantly transforms the choir. Suddenly, everyone is on-key and able to harmonically perform mildly religious adaptations of pop hits from Deloris' stage show. The Motown hit "My Guy" becomes "My God." "I Will Follow Him" renders its object divine. With Deloris leading the way, even Latin chants become fun.

The lively numbers immediately spark a rise in church attendance, even hilariously leading to four (homeless? prostitute?) girls in colourful early '90s garments off the street and into pew mid-Mass. The collection baskets are suddenly overflowing. Even the tough community gets a makeover (graffiti street artwork) in a music video-like montage set to C+C Music Factory's "Just a Touch of Love." Everything is grand. Even the Pope schedules an appearance as part of his American visit. That can only mean that it's time for that opening threat to resurface, as Vince and his goons use a Reno PD leak to discover Deloris' whereabouts.

The two Sister Act films may not have been among the lucky few titles Disney treated to DVD upgrades, but they clearly have sold enough copies for the studio to take the trouble to releasing them to Blu-ray. Issued in June as part of a wave of Broadway-inspired Blu-rays (the original movie was recently adapted into an award-nominated stage musical in London and Broadway) that also happened to coincide with the first film's 20th Anniversary, the two movies were treated to a 2 Movie Collection Blu-ray + DVD combo pack.

Disney's catalogue Blu-ray output has been kind of hit and miss, but you can certainly place both Sister Act movies in the hit column. These two transfers boast great picture quality. The 1.85:1 presentations are clean, sharp, vibrant, and detailed. This is among the best looking 1080p video I've seen for live-action movies from this era. Each film maintains its filmic look, complete with a tiny bit of grain. The sequel has a much better feel good quality filmic look. On the whole, both are highly satisfying. It's tough to imagine them ever looking better on Blu-ray. Each film gets a winning 5.1 DTS-HD Master audio soundtrack as well, which are both clear improvements over their respective Dolby Surround and 5.1 DVD mixes. The DVDs in this package are the same ones that were originally released, which means that the films are sadly still non-anamorphic in standard definition. That is a tad unbelievable, but knowing how averted the studio is to reissuing live-action catalogue, it's not surprising that the HD masters haven't been deemed worthy of using to author new DVDs.

BONUS FEATURES, MENUS, PACKAGING and DESIGN
The Blu-ray includes two of the original film's DVD extras, still in standard definition.

"Inside Sister Act" (12:30) is a typical but good early-'90s promotional making-of featurette. It includes behind-the-scenes footage, film clips, and on-set interviews with director Emile Ardolino and actors Mary Wickes, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Whoopi Goldberg, Eugene Graytak ("The Pope"), and Bill Nunn (but oddly not Dame Maggie Smith or Harvey Keitel).

The music video for Lady Soul's "If My Sister's in Trouble" (3:59), a song barely heard in the film, has Najimy and Makkena in full nun regalia dancing (and Wickes scowling) alongside the short-lived three-women R&B group featuring 9.9's Margo Thunder. Alternating between full colour and artsy black & white, this is a real throwback and an essential companion to the film, but sadly not in HD and was very jerky.

Those two extras can also be found on Sister Act's unchanged DVD, along with a music video for Delores (sic) and the Sisters' so-early-'90s "Follow Him" (3:00) remix comprised purely of fitting film clips, the film's original theatrical trailer (2:01), and a Sister Act 2 home video trailer (2:01). It seems like it would have been remarkably easy for the Blu-ray to squeeze on this additional 7 minutes of standard definition video, so your guess is as good as mine as to why it didn't. The preservation of these bonus features is one upside to the studio not taking the effort to strip down the DVDs to a state exaggeratedly inferior to the Blu-ray.

Finally, Both Sister Act movies are brilliant feel-good escapist fun that has brightened many a childhood and sick day over the past twenty years. I'm glad and a little surprised to find that these two light comedies hold up as well as I remember them. They may be kind of corny and obvious, but they remain highly entertaining and if you are feeling slightly down, then put the brilliant Double Film Blu-ray disc on and it will make you smile from ear to ear and also bring a slight tear to your eyes with both film endings, as they will really uplift your spirit and feel there is some hope in the world, even though in reality it will never really happen.

This 2 Movie Collection's Blu-ray exceeds high expectations with its stunning feature presentations and meets low ones with its selective supplements. At least this one package gives you every one of the movies' discs from this century, even if the non-anamorphic presentations on the old DVDs still underwhelmed. And because this Double Feature are at the bargain price range of 20.13 and well worth the wait in getting them delivered, this set is easily and definitely highly recommend. That is why I am now so proud to have these brilliant Classic Comedy Films in my Blu-ray Ray Collection, that will I know will give you plenty of joyous hours of entertainment. Enjoy.

Andrew C. Miller - Your Ultimate No.1 Film Fan
Le Cinema Paradiso
WARE, United Kingdom
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 of the greatest movies ever made!, 31 May 2004
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Good value for getting two great films to watch back to back. Featuring some great songs, this family comedy will have you in fits of laughter. After a few viewings, you'll be singing along to the gospel classics!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertainment!, 21 Oct 2005
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This review is from: Sister Act/Sister Act 2 - Back In The Habit [DVD] [1994] (DVD)
These movies may be old now, but they still make me laugh out loud!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sister Act/Sister Act 2 - Back in the Habit, 31 Mar 2014
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Another very good film. There is nothing that I didn't like about it. I would recommend it to all who like musical films.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these movies!, 20 Nov 2006
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Cheesy, corny and totally daft but really enjoyable all the same! The first movie is the best of the two but both are easy to watch, fun and the music is pretty good too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SISTERS, 21 Mar 2014
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WERE ON TIME PACKED WELL TOP JOB KIDS WATCHED AGAIN AND AGAIN WHAT MORE CAN YOU SAY DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOX
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it, 18 Nov 2013
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i love Sister act 1 & 2 a nice little present to myself knows both films off by heart. Whoopi Goldberg is a fab actress.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sister act, 27 Sep 2013
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My favourite movies ever. Watch these over and over. Still going strong. Would recommend this to anyone. Thank you for the service.
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