- Actors: Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch, Barry Humphries, Peter Cook, The Devil
- Directors: Stanley Donen
- Producers: Bedazzled (1967) ( Stanley Donen's Bedazzled ), Bedazzled (1967), Stanley Donen's Bedazzled
- Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Run Time: 105.00 minutes
- ASIN: B000ER1GP2
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,377 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Bedazzled (1967) ( Stanley Donen's Bedazzled )
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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Stanley is a short order cook, infatuated with Margaret, the statuesque waitress who works at Wimpy Bar with him. Despondent, he prepares to end it all when he meets George Spiggott AKA the Devil. Selling his soul for 7 wishes, Stanley tries to make Margaret his own first as an intellectual, then as a rock star, then as a wealthy industrialist. As each fails, he becomes more aware of how empty his life had been and how much more he has to live for. He also meets the seven deadly sins who try and advise him. ...Bedazzled (1967) ( Stanley Donen's Bedazzled )
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The region 1 came first.
Excellent print and transfer, good sound. Typical muddy look for pommie movies of the day. 1967 England was grim.
Cook and Moore were worthy links between the Goons and the groups that eventually morphed into Monty Python. I agree with the reviewer who commented on their tendency to over-do some gags, both in their TV shows, and on film, but, interspersed were some priceless comic moments.
Moore here is a suitably bemused no-body, and Cook a wonderful Devil. Their take on Faust and the relationship between God and Devil was not new, but even now has a certain freshness in its presentation.
Eleanor Bron is a great foil to the bumbling Harry Moon.
Raquel Welch seems hopelessly out of place as Lust...but as a parody of herself, perhaps was a good call. Of the other sins, Barry Humpries is a suitably snide Envy, the other Sins not so convincing, though none get a fair go.
Very much Cook and Moore.
I haven't opened the Aust disc, as my American one plays perfectly well.
So, if anyone wants a region 4 version...it remains pristine
The wishes themselves are mostly slightly disappointing, like the duo's later TV work showing a tendancy toward overlength, although they do offer Eleanor Bron a chance to really shine in several different incarnations of Moon's fantasy woman, and the fly on the wall sketch and the wonderful leaping Nuns of the Berylian Order are strokes of insane genius (Cook's statically disinterested pop star - "You fill me with inertia" - is an inspired creation too). And don't forget the magic words - "Julie An-drews!"
Second Sight's PAL DVD is a good one - a very good 2.35:1 widescreen transfer, a 23-minute interviw with Barry Humphries (who plays Envy in the film) and raw footage of a newsreel interview on set with Cook and Moore.
For such a good movie which is rated as a drama it had some really funny parts but I wont even begin to ruin those for you.
Meryl is a lonely artist who just lost her father and shortly after that witnessed an accident which resulted in the death of a young man, she also has a work deadline she has to meet, a room she seriously has to clean and a sister who wants her to get a man.
Nick now has just developed testicular cancer and coincidentally was assigned to cover the aforementioned train acccident with his photographer nick who just got the news that his girlfriend is pregnant a pregnancy which is unplanned.
So far we have Nick,Meryl and Andy WHO's girlfriend is pregnant and decides to have an abortion;however she works with kids and eventually she begins to warm to the idea of having the baby; added to this is the fact that everyone at works reminds her that she doesn't have kids as yet.
Nick forms a bond with Meryl which improves his general condition greatly' all the while he remembers his own father's fight with cancer and the impact it had on his upbringing;this bond between these two central figures shows them both that there is light at the tunnel.
This is dramatic,funny and very good, you guys should see this and the animation sequences makes it even more special and surreal.
Best film I've seen all year...Sarah Watt you've done a great job here.