The Great Race

The Great Race

Jack Lemmon
Director: Blake Edwards Cast: Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
, Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
, Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
Blake Edwards

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are bitter rivals in director Blake Edwards' hilarious road comedy The Great Race. Warner's work on this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is stunning. With rich textures and dark black levels, this transfer appears to be a stunningly great reproduction of the original print. While a few slight instances of dirt and edge enhancement abound, overall this is a very pleasing image that will surely please fans. The soundtrack is presented in a newly remixed Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround mix in English. While the film's age means a lack of directional effects, overall this new soundtrack is a very welcome addition to the disc. No excessive distortion or hiss is heard in any of the dialogue, music, or effects. Also included on this disc is a French Dolby Mono soundtrack, as well as Spanish, English, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Portuguese subtitles. The extra features on The Great Race are small but entertaining -- included on this disc is a very funny and strange "behind-the-scenes" documentary from the 1960s (which features a hearty voice-over actor commenting on what's going on), some cast and crew highlights, and an anamorphic widescreen theatrical trailer for the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2002
UPC: 0085391109129
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:40:00
Sales rank: 6,596

Special Features

All-new 2001 digital transfer; Soundtrack newly restored and remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; "Behind the Scenes With Blake Edwards' The Great Race"; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Cast/filmmaker film highlights; Scene access; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français, Español, Português, Japanese, Chinese, Thai & Korean

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Lemmon Prof. Fate
Tony Curtis The Great Leslie
Natalie Wood Maggie DuBois
Peter Falk Max
Keenan Wynn Hezekiah
Arthur O'Connell Henry Goodbody
Vivian Vance Hester Goodbody
Dorothy Provine Lily Olay
Larry Storch Texas Jack
Ross Martin Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe
George Macready Gen. Kuhster
Marvin Kaplan Frisbee
Denver Pyle Sheriff
William Bryant Soldier
Ken Wales Soldier
Richard Alexander Extra
Greg Benedict Actor
Paul Bryar Policeman
Blake Edwards Actor
Charles Fredericks M.C.
Chuck Hayward Soldier
Clegg Hoyt Man
Frank Kreig Starter
Francis McDonald Russian
J. Edward McKinley Chairman
Joyce Nizzari Women in Western Scene
Joe Palma Conductor
Hal Riddle Baker
Johnny Silver Actor
Paul Smith Employee
John Truax Prison Guard
Art Stewart Man
Robert S. Carson Vice Chairman
Chester Hayes Man in Bear Suit
Hal Smith Lord Mayor

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director
Fernando Carrere Production Designer
Donfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
George James Hopkins Set Decoration/Design
Martin Jurow Producer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Johnny Mercer Songwriter
Hermes Pan Choreography
Arthur A. Ross Screenwriter
Ralph Winters Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Overture [3:44]
2. Credits [2:55]
3. Balloon Basket Cases [3:36]
4. Not Far Enough Up [3:04]
5. Loudest Engine [2:28]
6. Highly Off Track [2:31]
7. Fate's Challenge [2:39]
8. Bombs Away...Not [2:36]
9. Push the Button, Max [2:19]
10. Emancipated Maggie [3:59]
11. Ups and Downs [2:53]
12. Champagne and Swordplay [4:54]
13. Maggie at Fate's Gates [4:31]
14. New Entrant [3:13]
15. Too Much Sabotage [5:45]
16. Frisbee Gets the Bird [1:47]
17. Hitchers and Indians [4:19]
18. Guests of Honor [2:59]
19. He Shouldn't-a, Hadn't-a, Oughtn't-a Swang on Me [5:07]
20. Texas Jack [5:44]
21. The Gas and the Girl [5:31]
22. Women's Wiles [5:04]
23. Double-Parked [3:33]
24. Close Quarters [2:55]
25. Rise and Swim; Intermission [1:59]
26. Entr'Acte [1:44]
27. Four on a Floe [4:47]
28. Kidnapped [3:51]
29. No Beads for the Russians [3:48]
30. Potzdorf [3:33]
31. Familiar Face [3:56]
32. Prince Hapnik [2:57]
33. Tucking in the Prince [4:15]
34. Fate's New Role [4:36]
35. Escaped With a Chicken? [3:56]
36. Invading the Castle [5:32]
37. Leslie vs. the Baron [4:20]
38. The Jig Is Up [3:31]
39. Pies Everywhere [4:56]
40. Emancipated Pair [3:36]
41. Paris [3:39]
42. The Winner [2:34]
43. Tumbling Down; Cast List [2:02]
44. Exit Music [1:51]

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