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The Hudsucker Proxy (BD)

An ambitious but naive young man rapidly moves up the corporate ladder from the mailroom to the executive suite, unaware that he is part of the board of directors' nefarious scheme.

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Genre:   Comedy
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Director:   Joel Coen
Cast:   Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Bruce Campbell
Theatrical Release Date:   03/11/1994
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The Hudsucker Proxy (BD)
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Classic style (3)
  • Entertaining (3)
  • Funny (3)

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    4.0

    Early Coen Bros. film gets Great Release

    By Chris the Film Fan

    from Tampa Bay area, FL

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    Pros

    • Classic
    • Engaging
    • Entertaining
    • Funny

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about The Hudsucker Proxy (BD):

      Another great release from the vaults at Warner Archive. This film is a bit of a guilty pleasure, with it's strong share of fans but perhaps not for everyone (hence it's On-Demand release); however the film should not be ignored as it is an early work from the Award winning Coen Brothers, and their filmmaking talents are on strong display here. Writing and direction are strong, and the visuals and production design are a true delight. This Warner Archive release has high quality picture and sound, and will be viewed in my household again & again for years to come. Recommended!

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      5.0

      Great Movie, Excellent Blu Ray!

      By RSW

      from Burbank, CA

      About Me Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

      Pros

      • Classic
      • Entertaining
      • Funny

      Cons

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        Comments about The Hudsucker Proxy (BD):

        Excellent blu ray! Great picture and there's a strong sound mix (despite being 2.0). Highly recommended!

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        5.0

        Wacky Fable of the Fifties

        By Bill

        from Lakewood, CO

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        Comments about The Hudsucker Proxy (BD):

        The Coen Brothers have dabbled in practically every film genre, with varying degrees of success, but their goofy comedies have always been reliably funny. Most people know "Fargo" and "Raising Arizona", but "The Hudsucker Proxy" is largely forgotten. Slightly ahead of its time when it was released in 1994, it failed at the boxoffice, but it is now ripe for rediscovery. This beautiful Blu-ray version is the ideal way to do so.

        Although the story takes place in 1958, the Coens were clearly trying to evoke the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. The amazing production design and the clever visual effects provide the eye-filling setting, while the actors provide the delightful characters who populate this fantasy version of New York City (but filmed in Chicago).

        Robbins is ideal as the naive midwesterner who finds sudden success in the Big Apple, while Newman plays his growly memesis as if he had been doing villains forever. Even Leigh, whose one-note performances usually work against the films she makes, fits in perfectly as the fast-talking newspaper reporter (is she channeling Katherine Hepburn or Rosalind Russell or both?).

        The 1999 DVD of this movie looked pretty good in its day, but this Blu-ray is sharper and more colorful. Likewise, the DTS surround sound is crisper and more enveloping. The only extras on the disc are the theatrical trailer and English subtitles (it's a pity that WAC couldn't have included the "HBO First Look" promotional short). Also present on the disc are the same 37 chapter markers as were on the DVD, but there is no chapter menu from which to select them (if you want a printable list of the DVD chapters, you can find one at the Barnes & Noble website).

         
        5.0

        An underrated gem

        By Fox

        from Fitchburg, Ma

        About Me Collector, Movie Buff

        Pros

        • Amazing Sets
        • Classic
        • Developed Characters
        • Engaging
        • Entertaining
        • Funny

        Cons

        • Ending Is Out Of Nowhere

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        • Everyone

        Comments about The Hudsucker Proxy (BD):

        Its a shame not many know about this Cohen film aside from the Cohen fans. This has an all-star cast, a great sense of humor, and sets that have eyecandy vaule from beginning to end. The character of Norville played by Tim Robbins is a delight as he goes from little town man to business success while being under the wing of Sid Mussburger (Paul Newman at his finest) who plays to use him as a pawn for his game of taking over the company. There are no words to describe the enjoyment this film gives. It feels like the script of a Frank Cappa film and the cinematography of Orson Wells mixed together to give us unique characters and story while adding some impressive set work. Even for 1994 this was incredible detail in the design of places like the mail room or the clock tower. The only downside is that the ending is a tad "out of nowhere." Its funny but at the same time it just really comes out of the unexpected nowhere. I can't exactly spoil it but its something that you might apprecaite or just question how it compares to the strong pace it had before. Regardless, I think I works seeing the twists and turns this film takes. Overall, its certain worth getting for the DVD shelf.

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