UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Five newly restored classic films starring the legendary Marx Brothers come together on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever in The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Restored Edition on October 18, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Known for their comedic stage and film performances from the early 1920s to the late 1960s, the Marx Brothers are considered among the greatest stars of the Classic Hollywood era. The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Restored Edition includes newly discovered footage from Animal Crackers, which has not been seen since the film was edited to meet production code standards for reissue in 1936. It is also loaded with bonus content including an all-new feature-length documentary, The Marx Brothers: Hollywood's Kings of Chaos, with collectible packaging including an exclusive booklet by author Robert S. Bader, The Marx Brothers: From Vaudeville to Hollywood, an all-new essay on the comedians including rare photos and more.
The Marx Brothers – Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo – are the reigning kings of comedy and remain one of the most iconic comic teams of all time. From their early days on Vaudeville and Broadway through their wildly popular motion pictures, the Marx Brothers kept audiences of all ages laughing out loud with some of the most hilarious routines ever imagined. The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Restored Edition captures the very best of the comedy team and includes the only five movies to feature all four brothers. Filled with unforgettable comedy sketches, musical numbers, witty dialogue and plenty of gags, this must-own collection includes The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers and their most popular film, Duck Soup.
The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Restored Edition includes five movies never before released on Blu-ray™ that have been digitally remastered from their original film elements for improved picture quality. Each film has undergone an extensive restoration process by Universal Pictures that included dirt clean-up, scratch removal and color correction. The restoration of Animal Crackers was done in collaboration with the British Film Institute. Hours of bonus features include new interviews with the Marx family, Leonard Maltin, Dick Cavett, filmmakers and historians, new feature commentaries, rarely seen home movies and more. The perfect gift for any movie fan, the collection offers an opportunity to experience some of the most memorable and iconic comic films of our time.
- The Marx Brothers: Hollywood's Kings of Chaos – An all-new feature-length documentary about the Marx Brothers and their meteoric rise as Hollywood's masters of comedic mayhem, featuring new interviews with the Marx family, Leonard Maltin, Dick Cavett, filmmakers and historians
- 5 New Feature Commentaries – Feature commentaries featuring Harpo's son Bill Marx, film historians Anthony Slide, Jeffrey Vance and Robert Bader, and film critics F.X. Feeney and Leonard Maltin
- Inside the NBC Vault – The Today Show interviews with Harpo, Groucho and Bill Marx featuring rarely seen home movies
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