Warner announce 7 films from the Marx Brothers in May
Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of seven of the funniest and most popular films from one of the world's most beloved comedy teams, the Marx Brothers. Arriving on 4th May 2004 these films, A Night at the Opera (1935), A Day at the Races (1937), Room Service (1938), At the Circus (1939), Go West (1940), The Big Store (1941) and A Night in Casablanca (1946) are being released on R1 DVD for the very first time, as part of The Marx Brothers Collection, a deluxe five DVD gift set priced at $59.92. A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, and A Night in Casablanca will also be available separately priced at $19.97 SRP.
All the films will be presented in their standard version formats, preserving the aspect ration of their original theatrical exhibition. English Mono soundtracks will be accompanied by optional English, French and Spanish subtitles. Synopses and details on the bonus features follow...
A Night at the Opera - In this 1935 comic masterpiece, the Marx Brothers turn Mrs. Claypool's opera into chaos in their efforts to help two young hopefuls get a break. It contains the famous scene where Groucho, Chico and Harpo cram a ship's stateroom with wall-to-wall people, gags, one-liners, musical riffs and two hard-boiled eggs.
- Commentary by Leonard Maltin
- All-New Documentary Remarks On Marx
- The Hy Gardner Show (1/1/61) excerpt featuring Groucho Marx
- Three Vintage MGM Shorts:
- Fitzpatrick Traveltalk's Los Angeles: Wonder City Of The World
- Sunday Night At The Trocadero
- Robert Benchley's Academy Award -Winning How To Sleep
- Theatrical Trailer
- Commentary by The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia Author Glenn Mitchell
- All-New Documentary On Your Marx, Get Set, Go!
- Four Vintage Shorts: Robert Benchley's Oscar Nominated A Night At The Movies plus the rarely-seen MGM Cartoons Gallopin' Gals, Mama's New Hat and Old Smokey
- Audio-Only Treasures: Musical Outtake A Message From The Man In The Moon (performed by Allan Jones) and an MGM Radio Promo Leo Is On The Air
- Theatrical Trailer
- Vintage Our Gang Comedy Short Party Fever plus Daffy Duck and Porky Pig in the Looney Tunes Classic The Daffy Doc
- Vintage Our Gang Comedy Short Dog Daze and Classic MGM Cartoon Jitterbug Follies
- Vintage Shorts, Pete Smith Specialty Quicker 'N A Wink and Fitzpatrick Traveltalk Cavalcade Of San Francisco
- Vintage Cartoon, The Milky Way
- Leo Is On The Air Radio Promo
- Vintage MGM Short Flicker Memories and Vintage MGM Cartoon Officer Pooch
- Audio Musical Outtake: Where There's Music
- Bugs Bunny in the Looney Tunes cartoon classic Acrobatty Bunny
- Vintage Joe McDoakes Short So You Think You're A Nervous Wreck