Victor/Victoria [DVD] [1982]

  • SKU: 20221406
  • Release Date: 05/24/2012
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Special Features


  • Feature-length audio commentary by Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards

Synopsis


Victor/Victoria
On the verge of starvation in 1930s Paris, erstwhile entertainer Victoria (Julie Andrews) is rescued by gay cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston). What she needs to succeed, opines Toddy, is a gimmick. What if she becomes a male impersonator? Better still: what if she becomes a male impersonator, pretending to be a female impersonator? As "Victor/Victoria," s/he becomes the toast of Paree, and an object of fascination for big-time Chicago gangster King Marchan (James Garner), who can't quite understand the teasing sensations he experiences whenever watching her in action-especially since he, like everyone else, assumes that she is a he. Enjoyable though the stars of Blake Edwards' comedy may be, the film is stolen by Lesley Ann Warren, who won an Oscar nomination as King's screechy-voiced moll, and Alex Karras as King's chief henchman, who, assuming that his boss is "that way," literally comes out of the closet. Victor/Victoria was a remake of the 1931 German film Viktor und Viktoria, which had previously be reworked in 1937 as the Jessie Mathews vehicle First a Girl. In 1996, Victor/Victoria was transformed into a Broadway musical, again directed by Edwards and starring Andrews. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Julie Andrews
    Julie Andrews - Victor/Victoria
  • James Garner
    James Garner - King Marchan
  • Robert Preston
    Robert Preston - Toddy
  • Lesley Ann Warren
    Lesley Ann Warren - Norma
  • Alex Karras
    Alex Karras - Squash



Customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny, funny, funny movie with a great cast......

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    moviefanatic
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    A funny, funny movie with a great cast. Surprise highlight of the film is Robert Preston as the 'drag queen' with the brilliant idea of grooming Julie Andrews to become the hit of the female impersonator club circuit in 1930's 'gay-Paris'. James Garner suspects something is 'a-miss' so he and his tough-guy bodyguard, who has his own secret and played beautifully by Alex Karras, set out to determine just who is impersonating who. Lesley Ann Warren rounds out this superb cast as Garner's girl friend, perplexed by her boyfriend's attraction to a female impersonator. This movie will keep your funny-bone entertained from start to finish. Thank you Best Buy, for keeping this classic comedy available and at your usual reasonable pricing. I highly recommend adding this comedy, with some great musical performances, to your collection before it disappears.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A different Julie Andrews

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    MovieMaven
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    When I first saw Victor/Victoria, my image of Jule Andrews (based on the Sound of Music and Mary Poppins) was shattered. Good! Julie is so talented it was important that she not get locked into stereotyped roles. In this film she shows off her stuff with some marvelous singing and a totally different acting challenge. Today the film does not not seem as risque or have the same shock value, but watching it again was a lot of fun.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Female impersonator story with quite a twist

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    Funny plot revolving around Julie Andrews as a starving, out of work female entertainer who gains success by posing as a male who performs as a female entertainer, coached by a hysterically funny Robert Preston in the role of his career. James Garner, Alex Karras and Lesley Ann Warren complete the cast in this truly entertaining musical comedy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Entertaining

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    GG4u

    Funny, great music, song, love Julie Andrews, Loved James Garner as well as the rest of the cast, splendid entertaining movie. I've seen it many many times, there are few movies I watch more than once, this is one of them. I'm purchasing this in DVD form for my dear old mom, because she loves it so much, puts a smile on her face. shes in elder care now and this is her only request, Get me this movie to watch!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Classics!

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    Denipow
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    One of my all-time favorites! Classic, laugh-out-loud comedy. Perfect casting - I can't imagine any other actors/actresses in these roles. The creation of a totally original idea and making it into a movie is brilliant!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic Comedy

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    John
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    I think this is Blake Edwards' best, and definitely Leslie Ann-Warren's funniest. You will love Robert Preston's funniest performance at the end.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Movie Classic

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    whitleyphoto
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    This comedy movie classic is a must for any collector.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very funny movie!

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    SherlockandJohn
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    This movie is a must have for any Julie Andrews or James Garner fan! So funny!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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