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    Indicator Releasing Ishtar Special Edition Blu-ray

    I saw this in the theater as a kid.

    https://www.powerhousefilms.co.uk/products/ishtar-le

    (Elaine May, 1987)
    Release date: 19 July 2021
    Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

    Once the byword for expensive Hollywood failure, Ishtar is slowly – and rightfully – becoming recognised as one of the unsung greats of eighties' American cinema. In a nod to Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Road to… movies, Warren Beatty (Mickey One) and Dustin Hoffman (Straw Dogs) star as brilliantly awful songwriters who find themselves mixed up in Cold War shenanigans whilst in Morocco. Another comedy gem from Elaine May’s sadly small, but utterly perfect directorial career.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    2K restoration
    Two presentations of the film: the 1987 Theatrical Cut (107 mins) and the 2013 Director’s Cut (105 mins)
    Original mono soundtrack
    Optional 5.1 surround sound
    Audio commentary with ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May editors Dean Brandum and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (2021)
    Elaine May and Mike Nichols in Conversation (2006): archival video recording of the two friends and collaborators discussing their careers following a retrospective screening of Ishtar at New York’s Walter Reade Theater
    New interview with songwriter Paul Williams (2021)
    New appreciation with actor, comedian and filmmaker Richard Ayoade (2021)
    Waiting for Ishtar (2017): Jonathan Crombie and John Mitchell’s charming documentary, featuring interviews with Williams, actors Charles Grodin and Carol Kane, journalists Peter Biskind and David Blum, film critic J Hoberman, and others
    Original theatrical trailer
    Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Jessica Kiang, archival articles and interviews, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
    UK premiere on Blu-ray
    Limited edition of 3,000 copies
    MORE EXTRAS TO BE ANNOUNCED
    Extras subject to change

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    BBFC cert: 15
    REGION B
    EAN: 5060697921045

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    There has to be at least 10 or 11 people that are really upset.
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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    My parents made the strange decision to take me to see this in the theater when I was a kid and I remember thinking then that it was very funny. But I was a kid so my sense of humor was questionable.
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    Have you seen it since then?

    I watched it in my late 20's and just found it boring. It doesn't have the so-bad-its-good quality IMO.
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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    I haven't seen it since then, I'm sure it wouldn't have aged well for me.
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    There is a vocal fanbase (Elaine May auteurist) that keeps insisting that this is good.

    Rumor i the issue that lead to this getting cancelled is that Warren Beatty nixed the extras. (It seems he also did this to Criterion's Shampoo, which is funny because I recall he requested that they do the Blu-ray.)

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