The Great Race DVD

SKU ID #316815
$19.98
The movie with thei20,000-mile or one-million-laugh guarantee!

Crank your engines! With a roar, sputter and pop (and more Academy Award winning Best Sound Effects), drivers wheel westward in wacky turn-of-the-century autos for a New York-to-Paris race. Ahead lie 20,000 miles, a barroom brawl, a sinkable iceberg, 2,357 pies in the face and incalculable laughs.

Black Edwards turns a marvelous cast loose on a round-the-world highway booby-trapped by some of the funniest screen gags ever. Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk are nasty Professor Fate and his dim henchman Max. Tony Curtis is their good-guy nemesis, the Great Leslie. And Natalie Wood is cheroot-puffing suffragette reporter Maggie DuBois. Zestily scored by Henry Mancini and ravishing in a new digital transfer with revitalized digital audio from restored elements, The Great Race is great fun!
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 160 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Blake Edwards
  • Cast: Tony Curtis , Jack Lemmon , Natalie Wood , Peter Falk , Keenan Wynn , Arthur O'Connell , Vivian Vance , Dorothy Provine , Larry Storch , Ross Martin , George Macready , Marvin Kaplan , Denver Pyle
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Documentary "Behind The Scenes with Blake Edward's The Great Race"
    Interactive Menus
    Theatrical Trailer
    Cast/Filmmaker Film Highlights
    Scene Access
  • Release Date: 1965

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4.7

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4.7

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Pros

  • Entertaining (12)
  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • High production value (8)
  • Original (5)

Cons

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  • At home (12)
  • Younger viewers (10)
  • Perfect gift (8)
  • Adult viewers (7)
  • Travel (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (6), Movie buff (5)

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5.0

The Great Race is a Great Movie

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from Long Island, New York

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Pros

  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography

Cons

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    Comments about this product:

    A great funny movie with some great actors. Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk steel the movie.

     
    5.0

    Love it!!

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    from Michigan

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    Comments about this product:

    One of the most enjoyable movies I've ever seen. Wonderful cast.

     
    5.0

    Loved it when I saw it TV and had to have the movie.

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    from Kansas

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    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • Great Spoof On Meladramas

    Cons

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      Comments about this product:

      This is a great spoof on melodramas, racing, and egos.

       
      4.0

      Lots of Fun

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      from Colorado

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Original

      Cons

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        Comments about this product:

        As a gift.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Truly Wonderful Comedy.

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        from Colton, CA

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Original

        Cons

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          • Adult Viewers
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          Comments about this product:

          I saw this film for the first time while on R & R in Vietnam. I fell in love with it and have watched it numerous times since then. I plan to share this with my family and, in particular, my grandchildren. This is a good wholesome film.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Great Fun

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          from Lawrence, Ks.

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining

          Cons

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            • At Home
            • In The Car
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            Comments about this product:

            A fun romp as two opposite teams try to be the first to drive from coast to coast. Tempers get heated and the pie flies as both teams have problems making their way on this historic trip. . . especially with a woman photographer trying to get the scoop on the angle for her newspaper.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Truly a classic!

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            from Clovis, NM

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography

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              Comments about this product:

              Classic slap stick comedy, doesn't get any better than this movie! Have loved it since I was a child, never gets old!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Funny and Entertaining

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              from Modesto CA

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Original

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                Comments about this product:

                Get ready to Laugh

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Show

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                from Garden City ID

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                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value

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                  • At Home

                  Comments about this product:

                  Good fun,

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  LOL

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                  from Stamford, CT

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • High Production Value

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                    Comments about this product:

                    When I need a pick me after a hard day. Helps me relax

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    It was great

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                    from Lithonia ga

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative

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                      Comments about this product:

                      It was funny

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Who wouldn't want this in their library

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                      from Duvall, WA.

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value
                      • Original

                      Cons

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                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
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                        Comments about this product:

                        I saw this movie when it first came out in the theaters, and love it as much now as I did then! Besides wanting this in my classic DVD library, I also bought it to introduce it to 3 of my grandnephews because it has all the qualities to introduce and show a new generation what movies should really be like - great, original stories, with good acting and blood, guns, car chases and explosions aren't necessary to entertain.

                        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The Great Race - Great!

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                        from New York, NY

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Original

                        Cons

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                          • At Home
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                          Comments about this product:

                          They just don't make movies like this anymore. An all-star cast, great comedy, wonderful music and the best food fight in movie history! A tried and true team, Curtis and Lemmon, Natalie Woods, and a equally terrific supporting cast. And I love the introduction at the beginning of the movie. I bought the DVD several years ago but now I may have to buy this one with all the new extras. A really good Valentine's Day gift (hint, hint) for that special someone. My mom took us to see this in the theater as kids and we laughed out loud. No toilet humor, no potty mouths, just good old-fashioned, clean fun. Today's screenplay writers could learn a thing or two (or three). You can talk about love and sex without being graphic. And you can be sexy without being naked. Love this movie!

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