Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hanky Panky and Another You ~ Double Feature Comedies DVD #Review

Hanky Panky and Another You ~ Double Feature Comedies DVD #Review

Information from Mill Creek Entertainment:

Program Details

Gene Wilder
Gilda Radner, Richard Pryor
Run Time:
3 Hours 21 Minutes
Region Code:
Region 1
Order Date:
Now Available!
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Distributed By:
Mill Creek Entertainment
Catalog Title:
Gene Wilder Double Feature - Hanky Panky & Another You
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Wilder is Comedy Magic!
(1982) - Color - 107 minutes - PG 
Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan
On the run, falling in love and up to their necks in funny business!
"their spark was unmistakable" - People Magazine
From director Sidney Poitier (Stir Crazy), enjoy a Hitchcock-style thriller blended with a unique romantic comedy.  Starring Gene Wilder as an innocent bystander turned victim turned hero, and Gilda Radner (TV's Saturday Night Live) who falls for him while looking for her brother's murderers. Together they're caught in a race of their lives in the first of their three on-screen collaborations
My Thoughts:
One of the funniest comedians that I have enjoyed is Gene Wilder, who sadly passed away not too long ago. If you are a fan you'll remember Wilder in Young Frankenstein, that hilarious spoof on the original Frankenstein movie from way back when. Wilder's real life wife was Gilda Radner who stars in Hanky Panky, and the two actually met while filming this movie. Hanky Panky is a suspense type film but I also like the romantic comedy between the pair (Radner and Wilder). He stars as Michael Jordan, an architect who is innocent but everyone thinks has killed a woman who he has met in a cab. There is mysterious package involved which is what everybody wants and Richard Widmark (another favorite actor of mine) portrays Ransom on the chase after him, along with other bad guys. I thought it was an out of the ordinary movie for Wilder but enjoyed watching him and Radner together in it together.

(1991) - Color - 94 minuntes - R 
Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl
One Lies For Fun. The Other Lies For Money. Now That's Teamwork.
"one of the movies' great comedy teams" - Los Angeles Times
In their fourth comic outing together following the classics Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, and See No Evil, Hear No Evil - Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder are up to more funny business as a couple of liars who can't seem to kick the habit. Co-starring Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King), Stephen Lang(Don't Breathe, Avatar) and an early performance by Vanessa Williams (Soul Food, TV's Ugly Betty)

My Thoughts:
The other film on this DVD is Another You which stars Gene Wilder and another great comedian - Richard Pryor. Richard Pryor was a stand up comedian and actor. Some of his movies you may remember is Bustin' Loose and Greased Lightning. Wilder and Pryor made four films together and two of my favorites were Stir Crazy and Silver Streak. Another You revolves around Eddie Dash (Pryor) who is an ex-con and a mental patient named George (Wilder) who get together when they're released. Their characters are very wacky and fit together well. Wilder is also known as Abe in the movie. He happens to look identical to a guy with that name and meets a woman who says she's his wife. One of the funny parts I liked in the movie was when George starts yodeling in a restaurant. I also like how Eddie is supposed to be a famous saxophone player and can't play at all but the band seems to think he's great. It was nice seeing Wilder and Pryor in their last movie together, although it wasn't one of their best to me.

You can get the Hanky Panky and Another You Double Feature Comedies DVD for yourself from Mill Creek Entertainment for only $9.98.

Disclosure: Gloria's Bits and Pieces received free product for review purposes and all opinions expressed here are my own.

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