Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. stars as a hero who reluctantly becomes a national celebrity after saving his submarine crew. Now, his life is a goldfish bowl and even his wedding to the woman he loves turns from a private affair to a public event. Only when a new hero catches the public’s attention does he find peace and privacy in this early ’30s comedy.
The wacky rookies are back – and this time their antics are animated! After a bust goes awry in the opening episode, the heinous Capt. Harris gets busted back to the academy. With a serious hate-on for academy alums, Harris drags Mahoney, Jones, Hightower, Hooks, Tackleberry, Callahan, Sweetchuck and Zed back to the academy! In this 30-Episode, 3-Disc collection, the hit cartoon spin-off of the legendary law-and-disorder comedy franchise, Mahoney and Co. are joined by the stalwart members of the K-9 Corps, dog cops who are a few bones short of being top dogs, while battling super-villains like the Kingpin, Lockjaw, Amazona, Numbskull, Mr. Sleaze and the Claw. The noble-but-not-all-there Commandant is on hand as well, aided by new character The Professor and his crazy gadgets. Tip-top hip-hop act The Fat Boys sings the toe-tapping theme.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. But when in World War II-era Cairo, do as the spies do! Into that teeming viper’s nest stumbles affable American Homer Smith, a reporter who aims to get the story, get it right and, above all, get it first. Trouble is, some folks are out to get Homer first! Cairo is the movie – and the place – for songs, cloak-and-dagger fun and great movie in-jokes. Jeanette MacDonald and Robert Young (as Homer) each suspect the other of being a spy, but then join forces to uncover the real agents. Ethel Waters plays MacDonald’s savvy maid who belts out a knockout version of “Buds Won’t Bud.” And MacDonald, of course, lets her famed bright soprano ring out, while demonstrating what a fine comedienne she is. Perhaps because of war-torn times, this 1942 film was little noticed during its release. But now its cover is blown. This spy-movie spoof is a joy to discover, a “Road Movie”-like comedy where all roads lead to Cairo.
Academy Award winning director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) directs the fabulous Joan Blondell as the the one woman who can conquer a famous French lover’s heart in this 1930s romantic comedy.
From Dead Ends to the East Side and finally landing in Louie’s Sweet Shop in the heart of the Bowery (3rd and Canal, natch!), there was no stopping these Boys! When understudy Leo Gorcey joined the ensemble of teen thespians on stage for the Broadway hit “Dead End”, Hollywood soon followed with William Wyler taking the troupe in toto for 1937’s film version. Personifying the grit and heart of the kid gangs sprouting up in city slums, these little wise guys quickly stole the nation’s heart. Ably anchored by the central pair of Huntz Hall and Leo Gorcey, the kids moved from “preachment” and crime pictures to straight up comedy as The Bowery Boys – and the rest is history as the boys capered through scores of pictures for over two decades!
The Emmy®-winning comedy scores laughs with its lighthearted look at the crazy cases and characters of New York’s night court in the late 1980s. Emmy® winner John Larroquette’s comedic skills shine as he brings to life arrogant assistant district attorney Dan Fielding. First, Dan gets more than he bargained for when he foolishly agrees to take bailiff Bull (Richard Moll) to a private singles club. Then, Dan hosts a controversial late-night talk show where his natural talent for insulting people comes in handy. Plus, Roz gives Dan dancing lessons and Christine finds out she is pregnant! Recurring guest star John Astin (The Addams Family) appears as Harry’s estranged father, Buddy, who used to live in a mental institution. He might just fit right in with the ongoing stream of oddball defendants in New York City’s night court. Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue) and Ray Abruzzo (The Practice) also guest star.
The Vitaphone Comedy Collection Volume One – Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle/Shemp Howard (1932-1934) from Warner Bros.
Roscoe `Fatty’ Arbuckle made his triumphant return to comedy in the six sparkling Vitaphone shorts he headlines in this collection, two co-starring Shemp Howard himself. While Fatty’s return was tragically cut short by his untimely passing, another talent was on the rise – and this one sported one unforgettable mug, Shemp Howard. Witness Shemp’s career path from bit player to chief second banana in the span of two short years. The 19 shorts found on this 2-Disc collection were all shot in Depression Era Brooklyn by the Vitaphone team, providing a magical (and hilarious!) look at a lost time and place.
Get your geek on with Steve Urkel, the ultimate nerd and annoying neighbor of Carl and Harriette Winslow and their multigenerational Chicago clan. Urkel’s irrepressible spirit, not-so-smooth moves, and undying love for Laura Winslow cause the family constant aggravation and occasional delight. And whether he’s building a jet pack, playing the lead in the “Romeo & Juliet” school play, or joining Carl’s poker night, the Urkman’s got what it takes to turn any situation into memorable family fun. What was hilarious and heartwarming then is classic comedy now in all 25 Season Three episodes of Family Matters!
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: na?ve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy.
As the second season of the break-out hit Alice graced the nation’s airwaves, Mel’s Diner soon became the nation’s dining destination of choice. Thanks to its hearty combination of down-home eccentrics, sweet sentiment, blue-collar ethos, and the spice of edgy topicality, Alice proved a dish the nation could not resist. With the central flavorings of Alice (Linda Lavin), Flo (Polly Holliday), and Vera (Beth Howland) rooting the comedy, and Mel (Vic Tayback) and Tommy (Philip McKeon) on hand to balance the distaff waitstaff with curmudgeonly charm and youthful enthusiasm, Alice was cooking with gas and ready to serve up some sit-com gold. George Burns, Jerry Reed, Desi Arnaz are among those who get served in season 2, as the staff faces working holidays, dispossessed natives, divine stars, and the specter of Mel’s fiftieth in this 3-Disc, 24-Episode collection.
Totally demented black comedy from the Vietnam era about a CIA-created pop music band sent behind the Iron Curtain to rescue a wide array of American cultural icons, including comedian Richard Pryor; actresses Butterfly McQueen (Gone WIth The Wind), Dorothy Lamour and Maureen O’Sullivan; boxer Joe Louis; Johnny “Tarzan” Weissmuller; Jay “Tonto” Silverheels; Harland “Colonel” Sanders; Patty Andrews (of “The Andrews Sisters”); bandleaders Xavier Cugat and Guy Lombardo; “Dead End” kids Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall; ventriloquist Edgar Bergen; and “the world’s oldest teenager,” Dick Clark. Music score by songwriting/producing team Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, whose songs include “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakkity Yak,” “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway” and “Stand by Me.”
HBO premieres a four-part showcase for some of the comedy-club circuits most outrageous R-rated comics, hosted by the foremost practitioner of “cringe comedy” and co-star of the HBO series Lucky Louie Jim Norton. Each half-hour edition features an opening routine from Norton, who then introduces 2-3 comics per show, with each show ending with a top club headliner like Artie Lange, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Bill Burr and Patrice Oneal. The series deejay is Lemmy, beloved by fans of heavy metal as the hard-partying singer/bassist for Mot?rhead.
From the first moment wisecracking Vantine (Harlow) takes refuge on the plantation run by Carson (Gable), he sizes her up as an easy mark for his virile charm. But when a research engineer (Gene Raymond) and his elegant wife, Barbara (Mary Astor), appear on the scene, Carson falls hard for the beautiful Barbara, discarding Vantine as nothing more than a “cute little trick.” The steamy rivalry between the women soon boils into a jealous rage – with violent consequences. Oscar®-winning Best Director Victor Fleming (Gone with the Wind, 1939) deftly orchestrates the script’s tense drama and hilarious erotic comedy, helping Gable and Harlow turn Red Dust into pure gold.
A young woman finally meets the man of her dreams–only to discover that he transforms into a hideous demon whenever he becomes romantically aroused in this sweet comedy.
James Garner and James Woods deliver powerhouse performances in this deeply moving story about family obligations and brotherly love. When his mother dies, Bob Beuhler (Garner) inherits a house, land and custody of his schizophrenic younger brother, DJ (Woods). Reluctant to take responsibility, Bob faces the most difficult challenge of his life as he tries to fulfill the promise he made to his mother 30 years earlier and look after DJ now that she’s gone. Costarring Piper Laurie, Promise is the single most honored TV movie in history, winner of a Peabody Award, the Humanitas Prize, a Christopher Award, two Golden Globe Awards and five Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actor (Woods), Supporting Actress (Laurie) and Drama/Comedy Special.
Look whose back with more gags, more laughs and more signature showcases! Make way for Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 with 50 animated theatrical shorts remastered in all their stellar silliness. Disc One’s selections focus on the core characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety and Sylvester, Pep? Le Pew and Foghorn Leghorn. While Disc Two offers one-shot classics, the complete escapades of Cecil Turtle, the all-purpose adversary Nasty Canasta, bashful little Beaky Buzzard and the hilariously hungry A. Flea. Not to mention a fan-selected favorite that will be sure to satisfy even the most discerning cartoon connoisseur. So grab a chair, a comedy cohort and a carrot `cause it’s always “wabbit” season when this must-own collection comes home!
A major TV network looking for a way into the hot urban market hires their first black executive. For George it’s a great opportunity to prove he’s got what it takes. George brings in Tomasina, a writer with vision, and she in turn brings him a hit new comedy series. Together, they manage, as their young star says, to “Keep It Real”, and they soon find the excitement of working together pays off in the boardroom and the bedroom. But when the ratings begin to slip, so does their relationship, and the distance between keeping it real and selling out gets shorter and shorter.
Look whose back with more gags, more laughs and more signature showcases! Make way for Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 with 50 animated theatrical shorts remastered in stellar hi-def Blu-ray(TM) in all their stellar silliness. Disc One’s selections focus on the core characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety and Sylvester, Pep? Le Pew and Foghorn Leghorn. While Disc Two offers one-shot classics, the complete escapades of Cecil Turtle, the all-purpose adversary Nasty Canasta, bashful little Beaky Buzzard and the hilariously hungry A. Flea. Saving the best for last, Disc Three serves up great fun and insider info with its wild array of bonus programs saluting legendary animators and historical gems. Not to mention a fan-selected favorite that will be sure to satisfy even the most discerning cartoon connoisseur. So grab a chair, a comedy cohort and a carrot `cause it’s always “wabbit” season when this must-own collection comes home!
From the classic comedy film National Lampoon’s Vacation, this set of 25 WALLEY WORLD™ note cards features the theme park’s mascot, Marty Moose. Made of quality heavy paper stock, these cards measure 3.5 x 5 inches.
The Emmyr -winning hit comedy series created by Doug Ellin, and based (at least in part) on the experiences of his good friend, Oscarr nominated actor Mark Wahlberg (who’s among the series’ executive producers). The series takes a none-too-serious look at the day-to-day life of Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), an incandescent young Hollywood actor, and the three buddies he’s brought from their hometown in Queens, NY: manager Eric (Kevin Connolly), half brother/actor Drama (Kevin Dillon), and pal Turtle (Jerry Ferrara). Also starring Golden Globe and three-time Emmyr -winner Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold – now heading an entertainment -agency behemoth – Entourage draws on the experiences of industry insiders to illustrate the excesses of today’s celebrity lifestyle, as well as the difficulty of maintaining relationships and artistic fulfillment in the show biz fast track.