- Actors: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando, James Coburn
- Directors: Christian Marquand
- Writers: Buck Henry, Mason Hoffenberg, Terry Southern
- Producers: Peter Zoref, Robert Haggiag, Selig J. Seligman
- Format: PAL
- Language: 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
- Studio: Cinema Club
- DVD Release Date: 7 Mar. 2005
- Run Time: 124 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- ASIN: B0007D5GFE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,195 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The film is based on the novel (of the same title) by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. Overall, it's a lighthearted and farcical affair. As a bit of fun, allowing one to reminisce about the 1960's, it's entertaining. However, it's a low-quality production - and is quite forgettable.
Wierdly hypnotic in a way that only a film of a certain type made in the late sixties can be, 'Candy' can genuinely claim to be unique and it somehow manages to hold itself together to become a true enigma. Based loosely on Voltaire's 'Candide' updated for the hippie generation, the film flows seamlessly from one strange scene to another with little or no connection between them. The thing is though, the longer you watch, the more you find yourself forgiving the film's shortcomings and enjoying yourself until the whole thing finally runs out of steam and finishes with a quite wonderful final scene featuring the beautiful star, Ewa Aulin, wandering dreamlike through the entire cast of the film who have gathered in a sunlit meadow, appearing for all the world to be a festival crowd.
So, sit back, dim the lights, and enjoy the trip...
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