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The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

Old 08-23-21, 05:08 PM
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The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

Set includes:

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Gangsters and the Great White Way collide with comic results in writer/director Woody Allen’s Roaring ’20s spoof. Struggling author David Shayne (John Cusack) manages to get his play on Broadway, but along the way must cope with a mob boss backer who puts his girlfriend in the cast, a famed lead actress who seduces Shayne, and a hit man who advises him on script changes. Jennifer Tilly, Chazz Palminteri, Mary-Louise Parker, and Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest co-star. 95 min. C/Rtg: R

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
After adopting a baby boy with his gallery owner wife (Helena Bonham Carter), a sportswriter (Woody Allen) seeks-and finds-the kid’s birth mother, a ditzy hooker and part-time porn actress (Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino). This discovery prompts the scribe to reassess his own life, while a Greek chorus comments on the proceedings. Michael Rapaport and F. Murray Abraham co-star. 95 min. C/Rtg: R

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Offering his unique spin on movie musicals, Woody Allen and his co-stars gamely break into song and dance as they trace the romantic foibles of a Manhattan family. As happily-married Bob (Alan Alda) and Steffi (Goldie Hawn) prepare for their daughter's (Drew Barrymore) wedding, Steffi’s ex-husband (Allen), living in Venice, Italy, is coached by his daughter (Natasha Lyonne) in wooing a married art student (Julia Roberts). Songs include "All My Life," "I’m Through with Love," and "My Baby Just Cares for Me." 105 min. C/Rtg: R

Celebrity (1998)
Woody Allen’s acerbic look at fame and infidelity stars Kenneth Branagh as a "Woody"-like writer named Lee Simon, who splits from his schoolteacher wife (Judy Davis), then seeks affection in the arms of a host of women, including a movie star (Melanie Griffith), a supermodel (Charlize Theron), and a waitress/would-be actress (Winona Ryder). With Joe Mantegna, and Leonardo DiCaprio as a temperamental actor. 113 min. BW/Rtg: R

Sweet And Lowdown (1999)
Woody Allen’s affectionate pseudo-documentary centers on Emmet Ray (Sean Penn), "the second-best jazz guitarist in the world," a ’30s musical virtuoso with a stormy personal life that includes drunkenness, thievery and failed relationships with a socialite writer (Uma Thurman) and a mute laundress (Samantha Morton). With Anthony LaPaglia and Gretchen Mol. 95 min. C/Rtg: PG-13

Small Time Crooks (2000)
Woody Allen directs and stars in this amiable remake of "Larceny, Inc.," playing a career petty thief who hatches a scheme to buy a cookie store with his wife (Tracey Ullman), then tunnel into the bank next door with his cronies. But when the cookie business takes off rather than crumbles and leaves the couple rolling in dough, a whole new series of funny complications follow. With Hugh Grant, Jon Lovitz, Elaine May, Michael Rapaport. 95 min. C/Rtg: PG

The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)
Putting his own comic spin on a mix of "His Girl Friday" and "Double Indemnity," writer/director/star Woody Allen plays a crack insurance investigator in ’40s New York. His feud with a company efficiency expert (Helen Hunt) takes an unexpected turn when a nightclub magician hypnotizes them into revealing their true attraction to each other--while at the same time compelling him to commit a series of jewel thefts. Dan Aykroyd, Elizabeth Berkley, David Ogden Stiers, and Charlize Theron also star. 102 min. C/Rtg: PG-13

Hollywood Ending (2002)
Once again biting the hand that feeds him with hilarious results, Woody Allen plays a once-hot filmmaker whose temperamental ways have relegated him to shooting TV commercials in Canada. When his ex-wife producer (Téa Leoni) lands him a job that could revive his career, things seem to pick up...until he comes down with hysterical blindness on the set! George Hamilton, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell, Treat Williams also star. 114 min. C/Rtg: PG-13

Anything Else (2003)
Woody Allen’s romantic farce stars Jason Biggs as New York comedy writer Jerry Falk, struggling with his career, his agent (Danny DeVito) and his neurotic girlfriend (Christina Ricci). For advice, Jerry seeks help from middle-aged high school teacher and wannabe comic David Dobel (Allen), who tries to talk his friend into dumping his girlfriend and agent, ignoring his meddling mother (Stockard Channing), and moving to Los Angeles. With Jimmy Fallon, KaDee Strickland and Erica Leerhsen. 109 min. C/Rtg: R
Decent price: https://www.deepdiscount.com/the-woo...n/628250557480

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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

FINALLY! Bullets over Broadway!
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

Issues with Woody Allen being toxic right now notwithstanding, it's a shame this set mostly covers a major fallow period in his career. Of these, the only ones I might ever want to rewatch are Bullets over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, and maybe Sweet and Lowdown. Where's Deconstructing Harry?
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

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Where's Deconstructing Harry?
Possibly still with WB.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

There are some lesser titles included, but there are also some titles that I've been waiting to upgrade. I'll definitely pick it up. It's almost strange that there are some back titles in his catalog that haven't been released on Blu-ray. Deconstructing Harry would be great to eventually get released.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

I already have imports of 4 of these, but the other 5 for ~$55 is an easy buy.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

The ONLY movie out of that group I would be remotely interested in is Mighty Aphrodite. I think I have had it on DVD for years. (eta: just checked DVDProfiler and I got it in 1999). I much prefer his older movies.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

Yeah, it's not exactly a full batch of his best films.

Bullets, Mighty Aphrodite and Sweet and Lowdown (even though it's a ripoff of La Strada) are the only films I would be interested in, and probably most Woody Allen fans too.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

9 film set just to get Bullets Over Broadway and Everyone Says I Love You, with no Deconstructing Harry? No thanks.




Just kidding, I'm probably gonna buy it.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

I know it gets slammed, and even Woody says it's a stinker, but I really enjoy Curse of the Jade Scorpion. Great cast, and some really funny moments.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

Maybe I'm just so very tired of franchise movies, but I watched Curse and Celebrity recently and I found them both to be totally watchable. Kenneth Branagh's Allen impression in Celebrity is a real tough pill to swallow, but otherwise I don't think it's that big of a dip from his better loved classics. Curse is slight, but in a completely genial sort of way.

Either way, 9 OOP Allen films making their US blu-ray debut (in this political climate) is nothing to sneeze at. Especially at that price. We're only a handful of titles away from having his complete run on Blu.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

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Maybe I'm just so very tired of franchise movies, but I watched Curse and Celebrity recently and I found them both to be totally watchable. Kenneth Branagh's Allen impression in Celebrity is a real tough pill to swallow, but otherwise I don't think it's that big of a dip from his better loved classics.
I haven't watched Celebrity since it first came out on DVD, but my initial impression was that it was a terrible bore.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

This is up on Target. Artwork indicates this includes Deconstructing Harry.

https://www.target.com/p/woody-allen...9/-/A-84236237
Also includes "Sweet and Lockdown". Never heard of that one, but sounds good to me!
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

^ His little seen Zoom-centric 2020 film.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

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This is up on Target. Artwork indicates this includes Deconstructing Harry.
Interesting. That must be why some sites list this as a 10 disc set.

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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21


Its still listed as a 9 disc set but Deconstructing Harry is clearly indicated on the artwork.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

I don't think Dawn has any more info than we do at the moment. They are just reposting info. Sites like DeepDiscount have it as 10 discs.

If Deconstructing Harry isn't included (I'd be pleasantly surprised that it is), then there are two errors on the artwork.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

It would be great news if Deconstructing Harry is included. I always had a soft spot for that one.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

Under the tweet dawnofthediscs wrote also includes deconstructing harry. I'll definitely be getting this set
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

So, is it 10 films rather than 9? The artwork that has clear misspellings (Sweet and Lockdown) doesn't show Everyone Says I Love You. I hope it has Deconstructing Harry.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

There hasn’t been any official word from the company putting it out so there isn’t an answer than can be given with certainty.
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

Now a bunch of retailers are listing it as an 8 disc set, excluding Sweet and Lowdown.
The Woody Allen Collection on Blu-ray
8 Modern Woody Allen Classics, now on Bluray in one complete set!

The Woody Allen Collection brings together eight classics from 1994 to 2003, Filled with comedy, romance and music, while taking you along on a ride to New York, Paris, Venice And Sicily. These films have garnered numerous nominations and awards, for writing, directing, acting, and design.

Includes 8 modern Woody Allen classics, long-unavailable:

Bullets Over Broadway
Mighty Aphrodite
Everyone Says I Love You
Celebrity
Small Time Crooks
Curse Of The Jade Scorpion
Hollywood Ending
Anything Else
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

If true, what a kick in the dick. I'll probably buy it regardless, but Sweet and Lowdown and Deconstructing Harry were the only two in the set that didn't already have blus somewhere in the world. I guess there must be some rights reason why those two haven't gotten (and apparently will not be getting) re-releases. Ugh.

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This is up on Amazon with updated artwork, pretty much confirming it to be an 8 film set. List price is 79.99, which means it's still probably worth it to me for the 4 titles I don't already own on blu. Still a bummer though. Hopefully Anything Else is in the proper aspect ratio, unlike the German import.

https://www.amazon.com/Woody-Allen-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B09BTCKGM2?dchild=1&qid=1631634656&refinements=p_n_date%3A2693529011&refresh=1&rw_html_to_wsrp=1&s=movies-tv&sr=1-492&tag=blurayforum-20 https://www.amazon.com/Woody-Allen-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B09BTCKGM2?dchild=1&qid=1631634656&refinements=p_n_date%3A2693529011&refresh=1&rw_html_to_wsrp=1&s=movies-tv&sr=1-492&tag=blurayforum-20
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Re: The Woody Allen Collection (1994-2003) -- 11/23/21

I locked in preorder around $50.

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