The Birdcage [Blu-ray] [1996]

  • SKU: 6685221
  • Release Date: 06/03/2014
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (377 out of 381)

Synopsis


The Birdcage

Cast & Crew


  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Armand Goldman
  • Gene Hackman
    Gene Hackman - Senator Keeley
  • Nathan Lane
    Nathan Lane - Albert Goldman / Starina
  • Dianne Wiest
    Dianne Wiest - Louise Keeley
  • Hank Azaria
    Hank Azaria - Agador



Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a classic!

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    DanaG
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    Actually I borrowed this movie from the library to watch with my teenage kids. We are going to Miami this summer, and my kids love these kinds of movies, so I thought it would be fun to see together. Watching this movie brought back a lot of happy memories, I forgot how much fun this movie is! Even though this movie is 20+ years old, it is a timeless storyline. Sadly, the same social and political issues exist in 2018. Nevertheless, this movie entertains and doesn't feel dated at all. It is great to see Robin Williams again. If you fondly remember this movie from back then, it's a great one to have in your DVD library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Comedy

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    IncredibleHulkFan1
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    What can I say about this film that hasn't already been said? It is solidly acted. This is comedy tour de force. As mentioned before Hackman, Lane, & Azaria shine in their roles. Williams and Weist as the centers are also excellent. Flockhart and Futterman play their parts well as the annoying but can be at times. Honorable mention to Baranski. I picked this up shortly before William's passing and it is a lasting tribute to him. For what it's worth, my favorite film that he is in. The 1080P transfer is good for a catalog title but fuzzy in the finer details. Passable for a movie of this genre and timeframe. The extras fall well short. Hopefully an anniversary edition in years to come could improve this. That aside, if you are fan of this film it is great to have this on blu and this represents a nice addition to a collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the funniest films ever

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    SIWilson68
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    As this will most likely be the only BluRay release of this film, this is a must have for any who loves outrageous, laugh out-loud comedies. My wife and I saw this in the theater back in 96 when it came out. One of the few films where I didn't mind laughing in public like that. Since then, Ive owned this film on LaserDisc, DVD, and now BluRay. While I wish all older catalog titles could receive 5 star restoration, this one probably never will get that kind of attention, but regardless it still looks good on BluRay, and at 7.99 it was worth it. With Robin Williams recent passing, this film becomes even more special seeing the insane physical comedy this so talented man was capable of. Supporting cast is wonderful as well. It was always good to see Gene Hackman in a comedy. Don't miss out on this one. ***** film, **** BluRay

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic!

    Posted
    ScrapQueen

    This movie will appeal to even those who don't normally watch movies of this genre. There are quite a few scenes throughout the movie that I almost lost my soda through my nose! And whenever it's on TV, I HAVE to watch it - even with the TV editing. I have been a long time fan of Robin Williams but the entire ensemble of cast members is a fantastic mix! To see Gene Hackman in drag is great! He really makes a convincing woman! The physical comedy is great but the lines that me and my friends have stolen from the movie are priceless! "I pierced the toast" will remain a favorite whenever we think life has handed us a bad day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny Movie, Good Price

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    Jays
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    The movie is hilarious, showcasing the legendary comedy of Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, with Gene Hackman playing the straight man (no pun intended). My only issue is that a piece of the case had cracked off and was loose in the shrink wrap. I didn't take any stars away, though, because I bought this in store and didn't notice until I got home, so I easily could have chosen another copy and given this one to the staff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of the best movies ever!

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    mike
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    this is one of robin williams and nathane lanes best films ever. Robin plays a gay man married to nathan lane and his son val is getting married. The cast is amazing, it is a movie that no matter how many times I watch it, it just never gets old and is always funny. No matter the age, this is a great movie. This is up there wit miss doubtfire, hook and good morning Vietnam to me, RIP robin!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never Gets Boring!

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    TheInspector069

    I have quite the movie collection. When watching some of those movies, I end up falling asleep, but not with this one. I first bought this back in 1996 and still watch it till this day. Needless to say, I was excited to learn that it has been released on Blu-Ray. The Colors are more vibrant, and audio Is decent. Since this is a high definition movie, I thought they would have used DTS-HD Master Audio/ Essential for the audio. Dolby Digital 5.1 is so DVD-ish, not to mention 5.1. Why aren't there more 7.1 and 8.1 movies on the shelves?????

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great movie but so so transfer.

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    Editman323
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    First of all, I love the movie. It’s funny, light and very entertaining. My reason for only three stars is that it’s just not a great transfer to blu-ray. Some scenes look good but mostly very soft and not a lot of detail. But the color is really good throughout. Overall, it’s hard to believe you are watching a blu-ray through most of the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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