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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« on: September 13, 2008, 08:36:25 PM »


Let's see in what condition I am in after watching three Schwarzenegger comedies after another  ;D



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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 11:23:53 PM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:
Title: Twins
Year: 1988
Director: Ivan Reitman
Rating: PG
Length: 107 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround , French: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Danny DeVito
Kelly Preston
Chloe Webb
Bonnie Bartlett

Plot:
Superstars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito team up for twice the laughs in this hilarious box-office blockbuster from director Ivan Reitman ("Ghostbusters").

An ambitious genetic experiment takes the wrong turn when two twins--who look nothing alike--are born and then separated. Years later, the unlikely siblings meet: Julius, a highly educated but sheltered giant with a big heart, and Vincent, a pint-sized hustler with an insatiable lust for women and money. With girlfriends in tow and a hitman on their tail, the newfound brothers set off on a wild, cross-country misadventure to find their mother--but end up finding out more about themselves.

My Thoughts:
One of the better (if not the best) Schwarzenegger comedies. Mostly due to the unlikely pairing with Danny DeVito.
This must be the movie besides the Conan and Red Sonja movies in which Schwarzenegger is bare-chested the most :laugh:

I like the friendly stabs at each other of Schwarzenegger and Stallone. Here the Rambo poster scene. In Last Action Hero the Stallone as Terminator scene and of course the "Schwarzenegger as President" scene in Demolition Man :)


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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 01:55:52 AM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:
Title: Kindergarten Cop
Year: 1990
Director: Ivan Reitman
Rating: PG-13
Length: 111 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround , French: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Penelope Ann Miller
Pamela Reed
Linda Hunt
Richard Tyson

Plot:
A tough undercover cop (Arnold Schwarzenegger) learns more than he bargained for when he poses as a teacher to a class of unruly kids.

Extras:
Production Notes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
Haven't seen this one for years. Decent enough comedy as far as a movie about 5 year old kids is concerned.

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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 02:17:45 AM »
also home to one of my favo(u)rite quotable movie lines

"It's not a too-mah" (tumor)  :hysterical:

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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 03:03:46 AM »
My mum loves Kindergarten Cop and has seen it loads of times. Therefore I've seen it "by proxy" many times as well and quite like it. Why it gets so sneered at I'll never know. It's harmless fun! Twins I find a bit weak, but this has some great lines, especially from his partner... "Not so tough without your car, are you?"  :laugh:

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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 07:45:10 AM »
Ahnold is my Governator. I still cringe every time he says Callie-for-nee-ah.  :-\

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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 02:17:28 PM »
MOVIE / DVD INFO:
Title: Junior
Year: 1994
Director: Ivan Reitman
Rating: PG-13
Length: 110 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1 , French: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Danny DeVito
Emma Thompson
Frank Langella
Pamela Reed

Plot:
A male doctor (Arnold Schwarzenegger) becomes pregnant after his associate (Danny DeVito) talks him into taking an experimental drug.

Extras:
Featurette
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I only saw this movie once before in the mid-90s on TV. At the time I could not get over of what I think is a stupid idea of a movie.
I would not have bought this movie, if it wasn't part of a cheap movie set. But now I am glad I have seen it again. Although I still think, the idea of Schwarzenegger as a pregnant man is stupid, the movie itself I quite enjoyed this time. Schwarzenegger is surprisingly good portraying a pregnant man. This is probably his best acting performance in a non-action film. Also I thought that Emma Thompson was great as a mousy scientist/love interest. Danny DeVito was good as always.
And again we have 'Skeletor' as the bad guy in a Ivan Reitman movie :laugh: (the other one was Dave).

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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 04:49:41 PM »
I enjoyed all 3 of these when I originally saw them... but haven't seen either of them in years... and none of them are in my collection yet... though I should check out this set. (if R1 set that is)  :P
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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 04:51:35 PM »
though I should check out this set. (if R1 set that is)  :P
Yes, it is R1. I bought it recently for 13 bucks at dvdpacific.com. And currently the only chance to get all three as anamorphic widescreen as far as I know.



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Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 05:03:35 PM »
Thanks Tom... got the set in my wishlist at Amazon now. it is $14.49 there... but that is fine for a 3 movie set. :)
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