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3 Gene Wilder comedies in September

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of three hit comedies starring Gene Wilder - Silver Streak, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother and The World’s Greatest Lover - for 4th September 2006 priced at £12.99 each. Making their UK DVD debuts we have no further disc specs at this time…

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Silver Streak was the first film to see Gene Wilder and the late, great Richard Pryor pair up! This hilarious caper features in the American Film Institute’s ‘100 Funniest Films Ever’ and was nominated for both an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe. Follow the adventure of rail passenger George Caldwell (Wilder), as he finds himself immersed in a Hitchcockian murder plot. After Caldwell has a romantic escapade with a sultry secretary (Jill Clayburgh, Ally McBeal), he is thrown into danger and finds that to survive he must team up with small-time crook Grover Muldoon (Richard Pryor, Hear No Evil, See No Evil). Together they dodge a number of outrageous characters with hilarious consequences!

Wilder wrote, directed, and starred in the outrageous spoof film The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother. Detective Sigerson Holmes (Wilder) is fed-up with living in his famous older brother Sherlock’s shadow, and over the years has become bitter and twisted. When he is finally called upon to solve a crucial case, all is not what it seems. He is led on a hilarious trail of false identities, stolen documents and secret codes - not to mention exposed bottoms!

Wilder becomes the ‘The World’s Greatest Lover’ in this romantic comedy, when studio mogul Adolph Zitz (Dom DeLuise, Robin Hood: Men in Tights) announces a nation-wide talent search for a man to rival that famous lover Rudolph Valentino. Neurotic baker Rudy Hickman (Wilder) takes up the challenge and heads to Hollywood with his timid wife Annie (Carol Kane, Family Guy) to seek fame and fortune. By changing his name to Rudy Valentine he managers to convince the studio that he is the right man for the job – well almost!

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