Mike Nichols' comedy The Birdcage comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are available in all three of these languages as well. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a fine release of an entertaining film that will please most everybody, but thrill very few.
Eight-page booklet with trivia, production notes, and the making of the film
This is a great movie when you need a good laugh. Robin Williams was such an incredible talented actor. He is greatly missed. Gene Hackman and all the other characters are so good. We Are Family regardless of our differences. There is always a way when we want to make a way out of being different. We don't get to pick our families sometimes but we can seek the best out of what we have been given.
This is probably one of my favorite movies made way before when mainstream movies of a gay lifestyle were shown on tv or movies.
I know it’s no longer correct for a straight man to portray as gay, but I think Robin did a great job. And Nathan Lane is an overlooked actor. He is simply sublime.
I still watch this movie and to have it as blu-ray is great.
This along with Too Wong Foo are both excellent movies made before the movie industry felt it was ok to have gay characters. I’m glad I can see them more prominent now, but back when this was released it was fabulous for me to see.
Miss Robin Williams!
This is the preeminent movie about gay people and accepting gay people for who they are.
Nathan Lane and Robin Williams are fan-freaking-tastic as a couple, but praise must also be given to Gene Hackman as a conservative politician who tries to avoid a scandal by traveling with his daughter to Miami Beach to meet her fiancé.
I forgot about Hank Azaria who almost steals the movie.
You do not want to miss this, especially if you're going through Robin Williams or Gene Hackman's filmography.
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.