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The Unknown Marx
1993 (1998) - WinStar Home
Entertainment (Fox Lorber)
review by Todd Doogan,
special to The Digital Bits
The Marx Brothers have always made me laugh, and thanks to this
informative documentary, I now know a little bit about the lives of
these remarkable comedians.
Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras): C/C/B+
The audio and video are a bit subpar, but the Zoomlink feature on
this DVD is neat. It's basically a fancy way to access a library of
outtakes from You Bet Your Life,
which are really funny. There are also bios, filmographies, and a
trivia game. You could spend a few hours playing with this disc.
Overall Rating: B
I had fun with this DVD. If you're a fan of The Marx Brothers, you
will too. It has a lot to offer, and it shows some of the potential
that is available through DVD.
126 mins, NR, full screen (1.33:1), single-sided, single-layered,
Amaray keep case packaging, outtakes, Zoomlinks (alternate angle
access to outtakes during film), bios and filmographies, production
notes, trivia, film-themed menus, scene access (8 chapters),
languages: English (DD 1.0) subtitles: none
You can't go wrong with the Marx Brothers. You can't go wrong with
DVD. With that said, here's a disc that does right by both. You get
an informative look behind the lives of these remarkable comedians,
plus you get a nicely packaged DVD.