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Comedy Movies - It's A Mad Mad Mad World

BUY It's A Mad Mad Mad World (dvd cover)
Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar
MGM

Avoid this DVD at all cost. MGM studios treats its customer like garbage with this release of a classic comedy. You know the MGM studio thinks you are a patsy when you put this one-sided dvd in your player and the screen reads "Flip dvd over for special features". It's a one-sided dvd! It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is also, according to the jacket supposed to be enhanced for 16X9 TVs. No, it is not. This is the smallest screen I have ever seen, even smaller if you set your TV to 16X9. Do not buy this funny dvd, do not rent this dvd. Do not copy this funny dvd. Do not get this dvd even if it is free.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is the original chase across the country (well, California) movie. Starring every single funny comedian of the sixties and Spencer Tracy. You get Jonathan Winters, Peter Falk, Norman Fell, the 3 Stooges, Carl Reiner, Sic Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Terry Thomas, Phil Silvers and some guy called Dick Shawn. This is a very long and very funny movie about the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Best in this cast of brilliant and funny comics are Spencer Tracy as the cop and Sid Caesar as one of the people trying to find the big W.

Now, considering how studios operate in an honest and always above-board manner (see sarcasm), MGM studios will probably release a special ultra special commemorative special anniversary super new and extraordinary version of the dvd in the coming year or so.

Do not be foolish enough to buy it. Like they say, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on you. This is the same bait and switch they tried to pull with The Great Escape. The less than twenty-dollar version has as many special features as the re-released special version with special features thirty-dollar version.

Caveat emptor.



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