Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Owl and the Pussycat|
Actors: Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein, Allen Garfield, Roz Kelly
Director: Herbert Ross
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Two offbeat, charming, but very different people decide to put their differences aside and try their hand at a romantic relationship. Genre: Feature Film-Comedy Rating: PG Release Date: 27-NOV-2001 Media Type: DVD
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A Fun Movie.. BUT on DVD it's upsetting because it's CUT!!!
movie man | Queens, ny United States | 12/09/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is Barbra Striesand's best comedy!
Columbia Home Video has finely introduced this classic onto DVD but they forgot a few major key DVD laws!
1 . If no extras can be included then at least add the theatrical trailer!
and the biggest DVD law! 2. Include an UNCUT version of a film as it was originally intended by the film maker!
When this film was originally released back in 1970 it was stamped with an 'R' rating then in it's re-release in 1972 they had re-cut the film down to a 'PG' rating.
This DVD contains the 'PG' version! while watching this version you'll notice where the cuts were made.
This DVD includes a two page booklet that states how the film was cut in the 70's including language and a scene revealing a topless "Funny Girl". It then states how the profanity was restored in 1999 for a re-release but without the nude Barbra because it was destroyed in the 70's. Well I hate to tell Columbia but this film isn't restored and is lacking a very funny moment in the original film.
One scene is when Streisand and Segal are walking down a city street talking and a car of guys starts following them yelling out insults, then Streisand walks over to them to tell them to
"F@&# OFF!"(cut out dialog) followed by these guys chasing them. This scene was so badly edited that it ends up making no sense.
There was a television version of the film that contained the whole scene intact with muting out the four letter word.
As far as the picture quality it is very good but if you're a fan of the movie i'm sure you'll be upset as well as i am with this hacked up verson.
Why did columbia home video do this??
Amazon has this DVD listed as being rated 'R' this is incorrect and this needs to be corrected so it doesn't confuse people or Amazon will be receiving a lot of returns.
Now Amazon has this movie listed as being unrated? This is a PG version of an original "R" rated movie!
I'm with the critics -- DON'T CUT IT!!
movie man | 11/18/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Enough reviewers have groused that the verdict is in -- The Owl and the Pussycat WAS a classic that rocked, until the idiot Babs and the Columbia scissor boys got hold of it. If I were Buck Henry, I'd be angry. The majority of people who would be interested in this film ALREADY SAW IT in our relative youth. That means we saw Babs nude and we heard the "F" word that had everyone talking, as she tells off a bunch of moochers. More than a few of us need to give Columbia a piece of our minds. This is unconscionable. The nude scene was NOT destroyed, it was BLOCKED from the collar bone down (she was laying in Barney's bed, asking "Whatdaya think?" just before Felix joined her. It still exists in the vault. I own a copy with the "F" word intact, and in context, it only makes it funny. COLUMBIA, NOW HEAR THIS: GIVE US THIS FILM IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM, OR GIVE US NOTHING!!"
Warning - misleading listing
Donald Briggs | Philadelphia, PA United States | 07/21/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This item is advertised as being the R-rated (original) version. It is not! It is the reissued (and censored) GP-13 version which is not nearly as good or as funny.
The listing should be corrected and we can only hope that one day the studio will release the DVD in its original version."
Bruce999 | United States | 09/10/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's amazing how one cut can ruin a film. Well, here's the proof! I can understand why Barbra demanded her topless scene destroyed, but editing the 'F' word in a major key scene is unforgivable. This is a true classic comedy and a beautifully transferred DVD with its heart cut out! There oughta' be laws against this kind of hollywood butchery!"