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Arthur [DVD] [1981]

Release Date:07/30/1997
This DVD edition of the '80s hit comedy Arthur offers only a full-screen standard picture format (1.33:1 aspect ratio) and the following audio track options: English (Dolby Digital 1.0) and French (Dolby Digital 1.0), with subtitles available in English, Spanish, and French. Special features are restricted to the usual original theatrical trailers and a few production notes. The picture is of approximately VHS quality, with acceptable sharpness, color naturalness, and contrast; but the sound quality is substandard and mono throughout the film, rendering the dialog clearly audible but not resonant or stereophonic. The usual chapter index is included within the plastic DVD case.
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    Special Features

    • Interactive menus
    • Production notes
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Scene access
    • Languages: English, Français, Español
    • Closed Captioned


    The ads for Arthur suggested that this was an obnoxious film about an obnoxious man, an eternally drunken millionaire indulging his every whim. Instead, Arthur (Dudley Moore) is a sweet, somewhat pathetic character whose millions have left him lonely and with no motivation in life. When the film opens, Arthur is on the threshold of an arranged marriage with simpering socialite Susan (Jill Eikenberry), whom he does not love. Everyone expects Arthur to behave himself, but nobody truly cares for his well-being, with the exception of father-figure butler Mr. Hobson (John Gielgud, who won an Oscar for his performance) and blue-collar shoplifter Linda (Liza Minnelli). Arthur would prefer to marry the lowly Linda, but his iron-willed grandmother (Geraldine Fitzgerald) threatens to pull the plug on his huge inheritance if he doesn't honor his position in life and go through with his marriage to Susan. A sequel, Arthur 2: On the Rocks, followed in 1988. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Dudley Moore
      Dudley Moore - Arthur Bach
    • Liza Minnelli
      Liza Minnelli - Linda Marolla
    • John Gielgud
      John Gielgud - Mr. Hobson
    • Geraldine Fitzgerald
      Geraldine Fitzgerald - Martha Bach
    • Jill Eikenberry
      Jill Eikenberry - Susan Johnson

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