The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Cast: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

The first film to be officially co-credited to Joel Coen and Ethan Coen as directors, The Ladykillers debuts on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. A French soundtrack has also been recorded. French and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a reel consisting of co-star Irma P. Hall slapping around Marlon Wayans, a pair of featurettes about the gospel music heard in the film, and a script reader that allows those with a DVD-ROM drive to read the script -- and allow the viewer to see any scene in the film by clicking on the corresponding line in the script. This modest box-office hit has been given a modest, effective DVD release by Disney.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
UPC: 0786936239508
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 7,545

Special Features

Closed Caption; "The Slap Reel" outtakes; "The Gospel of The Ladykillers" deleted music scenes; "Danny Ferrington: The Man Behind the Band" featurette - the master guitar-maker tells all; The Ladykillers ScriptScanner enhanced computer feature; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions; French language track; French and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Goldthwait Higginson Dorr
Marlon Wayans Gawain MacSam
J.K. Simmons Garth Pancake
Irma P. Hall Marva Munson
Tzi Ma The General
Ryan Hurst Lump Hudson
George Wallace The Sheriff
Diane Delano Mountain Girl
Stephen Root Fernand Gudge
Jason Weaver Weemack Funthes
Greg Grunberg TV Commercial Director

Technical Credits
Ethan Coen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Joel Coen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Dawn Brown-Manser Set Decoration/Design
T-Bone Burnett Musical Direction/Supervision
Carter Burwell Score Composer
John Cameron Co-producer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
David Diliberto Associate Producer
Dennis Gassner Production Designer
Robert Graf Associate Producer
Tom Jacobson Producer
Roderick Jaynes Editor
Richard L. Johnson Art Director
Barry Josephson Producer
Noelle King Set Decoration/Design
Peter Kurland Sound/Sound Designer
Betsy Magruder Asst. Director
Barry Sonnenfeld Producer
Rachel Tenner Casting
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [12:01]
2. Members of the Ensemble [7:17]
3. Shine on Me [9:04]
4. Practicing Music [5:39]
5. The Bandit Queen [8:42]
6. A New Friend [6:47]
7. Bad Timing [6:25]
8. Trouble [9:21]
9. Entertaining the Ladies [9:51]
10. "A Middle Way" [8:19]
11. Dazzling Conversation [14:43]
12. End Credits [5:42]

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The Ladykillers 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The use of profanity was totally unnecessary and distracted from the overall comedy. I had no idea. As a result, I wouldn't watch it again. Wayans was a stereotype and an embarrassment. With or without children around, this offended my sensibilities.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked it, but I made a mistake and took my son to see it with me. He is 8 years old and he alwys would yell when they said a bad word. It was pretty good and I thought it was hilarious, but the title and the LAANGUAGE was bad for my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was hysterical and surprising, which is rare in such a comedy. I was not offended by the language, because of the rating which forewarned me. I am buying it to show to friends and family who will be told about the language and an choose whether or not to watch!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is funny comedy about some thieves who actually try to seem like they have class. This movie kept me chuckling until the end - it really only has an R rating for the use of f-ck every other sentence (an unnecessary addition to the film) - but there is no nudity. But if you can ignore the bad language, I would totally recommend this movie because Tom Hanks as always portrays beautiful acting!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Ladykillers' was an absolutely funny film from start to finish! The Cohen brothers masterfully remade this 1955 classic, into a very hilarious film. Tom Hank's performance as Professor Goldwait Higginson Dorr, was the finest performance since 'Forrest Gump'. I would also rank this up there with his performances in 'Philadelphia', 'The Green Mile', 'Catch me if You Can', 'Road to Perdition', and 'The Terminal'. Irma P. Hall was truly a pleasure to watch! I haven't seen so much slapping in one film since watching a Three Stooges filmfest!!! The Cohens have another winner!!!!