Criterion Collection (Firm)

Blu-ray - 2014

Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime

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1st Floor BLU-RAY/Tootsie Due Oct 13, 2023
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Romance films
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection c2014.
Corporate Author
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Corporate Author
Criterion Collection (Firm) (-)
Other Authors
Sydney Pollack, 1934-2008 (-), Don McGuire, 1919-1999, Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, 1926-
Blu-ray special edition ; Blu-ray edition ; widescreen
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Special feature: audio commentary; interviews; The making of; screen and wardrobe test footage of Hoffman; deleted scenes and trailers; essay by critic Michael Sragow.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Blu-ray, widescreen (2.40:1), mono; requires Blu-ray player.
MPAA rating: R.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Owen Roizman ; editors, Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp ; music, Dave Grusin.
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Review by Library Journal Review

Two comedy classics produced almost a half-century apart represent the best of their respective eras. One of the prolific Capra's (It's a Wonderful Life) most popular films, Night (1934) remains an enduring rom-com from long before the term was coined. Clark Gable delivers his usual roguish charm as a fired newspaperman who inevitably falls for an infamous runaway socialite -(Claudette Colbert) while pursuing a story about her. That rare Oscar winner for picture, actor, actress, director, and screenplay, this is a delight. In Tootsie (1982), an out-of-work actor (Dustin Hoffman) known for being "difficult" secretly cross-dresses in order to land a soap-opera part. What turns out to be a good career move seriously complicates his love life in Pollack's (Out of Africa) comic masterwork. VERDICT Replete with making-of features, cast and critic interviews, and other extras, these newly restored -reissues cement each film's status in the comedy pantheon. Add as new, or replace existing copies. [See Trailers, LJ 10/1/14.]-Jeff T. Dick, Davenport, IA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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