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Woody Allen: Six Films - 1979 - 1985 Blu-ray
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Woody Allen: Six Films - 1979 - 1985

Arrow Academy’s second Woody Allen collection covers 1979-85, during which he made many of his best-loved films.  These begin with Manhattan, a sublime Gershwin-scored Panavision love-letter to his home city, and end with The Purple Rose of Cairo, a wistfully affectionate romance about the cinema’s past that also doubles as a hilariously fantastical farce.

In between there’s the Felliniesque, fascinatingly self-analytical Stardust Memories; the bucolic romp A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (the first of thirteen films starring Mia Farrow); the technically and conceptually astonishing Zelig, in which a “human chameleon” bears witness to many of the 1920s and 30s cultural and political upheavals; and the perfectly-formed Broadway Danny Rose, a comedy about a theatrical agent who gets mixed up with the Mob.

By now, Allen was working with a tightly-knit regular team: cinematographer Gordon Willis, designer Mel Bourne, editor Susan E. Morse and producer Robert Greenhut worked on nearly all of these, achieving an enviable consistency of style at a time when American cinema was moving away from the notion of the auteur director.

Collection includes:

  • Manhattan (1979)
  • Stardust Memories
  • A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)
  • Zelig (1983)
  • Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Production Year: 1979
Region Code: B
UK Rating: U
Running Time: 518
Number of Discs: 6
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: Mono PCM
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour: Colour/B&W
TITLE NAME
Director Woody Allen
Cast Woody Allen
Cast Diane Keaton
Cast Mia Farrow

Exclusive to this collection: Manhattan and a 100-page hardback book featuring new and archive writing on all the films by Jamie Graham, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Geoff Andrew, Sophie Monks Kaufman, Sergio Angelini and Christina Newland.

  

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