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Cat Ballou [DVD] [1965]

  • SKU: 3967229
  • Release Date: 08/08/2000
  • Rating: NR
The western comedy Cat Ballou gets a superb treatment on this DVD release from Columbia/Tri-Star. The disc contains two different pictures. The widescreen anamorphic transfer faithfully reproduces the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental features include a featurette with director Elliot Silverstein, audio commentary by two of the male leads (Michael Callan and Dwayne Hickman), original advertising, theatrical trailers, talent files, and production notes.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


    • Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video
    • Widescreen and full-screen presentations
    • Audio: English [mono]
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    • Featurette: "The Legend of Cat Ballou" with director Elliot Silverstein
    • Lead actors Michael Callan and Dwayne Hickman audio commentary
    • Vintage advertising
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Talent files
    • Interactive menus
    • Production notes
    • Scene selections

    Synopsis


    Cat Ballou
    This musical spoof of Westerns featured Lee Marvin in dual roles that won him a Best Actor Oscar. Jane Fonda stars as the title character, a prim schoolmarm returning to her hometown of Wolf City, Wyoming, after receiving an Eastern education. On the train ride, Cat meets up with a pair of friendly, charming crooks, Clay Boone (Michael Callan) and his uncle, Jed (Dwayne Hickman), the former becoming hopelessly smitten with the naive but tough Cat. Upon arriving home, Cat discovers that her eccentric father, Frankie (John Marley), is being threatened with bodily harm by a development company that desperately wants his land. When Frankie is murdered by ruthless, noseless killer Tim Strawn (Marvin), Cat straps on a pair of six-shooters and persuades Clay, Jed, and her father's loyal Native American hand Jackson Two-Bears (Tom Nardini) to sign on as her posse. In her quest for revenge, Cat also recruits Kid Shelleen (also played by Marvin), a one-time fearsome gunslinger who's now a hopeless alcoholic. Cat Ballou (1965) is interspersed throughout the narrative with appearances by Stubby Kaye and Nat King Cole as a pair of balladeers who comment on the action musically in Greek chorus style. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jane Fonda
      Jane Fonda - Cat Ballou
    • Lee Marvin
      Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn
    • Michael Callan
      Michael Callan - Clay Boone
    • Dwayne Hickman
      Dwayne Hickman - Jed
    • Nat "King" Cole
      Nat "King" Cole - Shouter



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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comedy and Musical

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      Mini
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Incredibly funny. I love watching Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin. Great to seeNat King Cole on film and really enjoyed the music in this film- great movie !!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Oldie But A Goodie!

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      Mick
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      I've loved this movie since I first saw it many moons ago. Lee Marvin is laugh your butt off funny. A real classic comedy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great humor everyone can enjoy!

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      oldfunnies
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      Great Nostalgia movie. Great funny moments that still make me laugh even as much as when I originally saw it in the theater as a teenager

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A funny movie.

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      Steve
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      This is one of my late wife's favorite movies. Very funny.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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