The Producers: 1968 AND 2005 editions!! (2 dvd Box Set) - just £6.99 delivered @ HMV
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The Producers: 1968 AND 2005 editions!! (2 dvd Box Set) - just £6.99 delivered @ HMV

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Found 23rd Dec 2008
HMV have this two-disc box set containing BOTH the 1968 and the 2005 editions of the musical "The Producers" for £6.99 with free delivery. The best price I found elsewhere for the same item was £18!

This remake of Mel Brooks' 1968 film features Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in the roles that they originated in the smash Broadway adaptation of the original film. Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Lane) is famous for his spectacular opening night flops. Leopold Bloom (Broderick) is an uptight accountant who virtually discovers gold while reviewing Max's books. When Leo realises that you can actually make more money with a flop than with a hit, the two team up and begin a search for both the worst script and the worst director they can find to ensure failure. The script selection seems easy when the duo stumble upon SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER, an homage to the Fuhrer penned by Franz Liebkind (Will Ferrell), a German sympathetic to the Nazi cause. Convinced that the script will incite outrage, the duo needs a bad director to seal the deal. Campy director Roger DeBris (Gary Beach) and his assistant (Roger Bart) fit the bill perfectly. But when their scheme fails, Max and Leo find themselves with the worst possible outcome: a hit. To make matters worse, Franz is just a little peeved that Hitler was depicted disrespectfully and he has a gun. Will Max and Leo survive the playwright's wrath? Will they go to jail for cooking the books? And will Leo ever submit to the advances of sexy Swedish receptionist/actress Ulla (Uma Thurman)? Directed by stage director Susan Stroman, making her feature film directorial debut, this riotous romp features lots of laughs from the major players, as well as brief appearances by Jon Lovitz, Michael McKean, and Richard Kind. Lane and Broderick make it easy to understand why the show was an unprecedented hit on Broadway, and Ferrell is a scene-stealer as Liebkind.

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I'm giving you some heat. But thats just for my love of the original. The remake was a terrible mess.

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Edinburgh Canary;3844570

I'm giving you some heat. But thats just for my love of the original. The … I'm giving you some heat. But thats just for my love of the original. The remake was a terrible mess.



I didn't think it was too bad. Besides, the best price for the old version on DVD is still almost £5, making the new version a bargain...

duckmagicuk2;3848823

I didn't think it was too bad. Besides, the best price for the old … I didn't think it was too bad. Besides, the best price for the old version on DVD is still almost £5, making the new version a bargain...



IMO the remake is good for one thing only - a back up pizza cutter. But I know some people liked it. Saw the stage show and that had sparkle and was excellent. I think the root of my dislike of the remake is how much I hate Matthew Broderick.;-)

Edinburgh Canary;3850588

IMO the remake is good for one thing only - a back up pizza cutter. But I … IMO the remake is good for one thing only - a back up pizza cutter. But I know some people liked it. Saw the stage show and that had sparkle and was excellent. I think the root of my dislike of the remake is how much I hate Matthew Broderick.;-)



Save Ferris?

Banned

Dont forget Quidco or xxxxxxxxxxxx cashback

Wicked Lester;4440330

Save Ferris?



For sure, Ferris Bueller is a great film, but name me something good he has made in the following 20+ years.

Remake is the biggest pile of steaming turd i've ever seen in my life. The only film I have ever walked out on half way through. All my opinion of course hehe
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