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IMDB Rating: 7.4
An out-of-work singer, Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews), meets a just-fired, flamboyant gay man in a diner in 1920s Paris. He convinces her to pretend to be a man who is a female impersonator in order to get a job. The act is a hit in a local nightclub, but things get complicated when a gangster and nightclub owner from Chicago, King Marchan (Michael Nouri) falls in-love with her.
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(20 May 2013)
Funny, Funny, Funny! Risque but very entertaining. I would recommend this movie for adults who like or don't mind racy comments.
(20 May 2013)
This review is from: Victor/Victoria (DVD) I love this romantic comedy and the music is terrific! One of my favorites! Julie Andrews and James Garner make a great pair!
(17 May 2013)
Is she a women pretending to be a man, pretending to be a women? Blake Edward's hilarious gender-bender has Julie Andrews impersonating a count, who is hired to perform as a female impersonator in a posh Paris nightclub circa 1920's. If you think it sounds confusing, it does, but so magnificently pulled off that one hardly minds stretching the mind to believe that anyone could ever mistake the fabulous Ms. Andrews as anything but all woman. The musical numbers are as hot as the comedy. Robert Preston plays Toddy, a gay impressario who is destine to make "Victor" the toast of Paris. James Gardner is a big time bootlegger who discovers the truth and falls in love with Victoria. Leslie Ann Warren is a hilariously, if at times grating, dumb blond.Warner Brothers has done a wonderful job remastering this DVD. Colors are warm, rich and vibrant. For the most part, details are sharp. The newly remastered 5.1 stereo mix thunders across in the musical sequences and is very ambient throughout. Not much in the way of extras but oh, what a treat to see and hear this fun loving flick as never before.
(16 May 2013)
This review is from: Victor/Victoria (DVD) I have thought about this movie a lot over the years and could not find it anywhere. It is a great movie, really funny, and a true blast from my past.
(15 May 2013)
I originally saw Victor/Victoria on the big screen. It is a classic combination of a Julie Andrews musical and a Blake Edwards comedy. They are both at their best. It is a bit like Mary Poppins meets The Pink Panther (meets The Birdcage). I remember it is the only film that I actually fell out of my seat because I was laughing so hard. Watching it again on DVD I am extremely impressed with the quality of the transfer. The colors are richly preserved, the picture is in it's original Widescreen format and the soundtrack is in 5.1 surround. But the most wonderful thing is the ability to listen to two of cinema's greats, Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards, giving us their insights in a feature length commentary.Their recollections and anecdotes enhance the experience of a film that I have watched over and over.
(15 May 2013)
What a wonderful film with Julie Andrews at her all-time best!Nothing will ever come as close to fabulousness as watching Julie in beaded headress perform Le Jazz Hot. Other standouts include her Spanish-flavored "Shady Lady from Seville."Webster's dad even makes an appearance to come out the closet. But did we really have to question, after all he has been married to Ma'am (Susan Clark) all these years.
(12 May 2013)
Hats off to Warner Home Video for this glistening, beautiful DVD edition of Blake Edwards' magnificent VICTOR/VICTORIA. It's hard to believe that this film is 20 years old, because its humor and excellece are fresh as ever. It is a testament to the wondrous talents of Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, James Garner and Lesley Ann Warren.This DVD hits the bullseye with a stunning film-to-video transfer that captures the look of the film with exceptional accuracy. The 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack is crisp and an exact reproduction of the original theatrical experience.The best thing about this release is the wonderful commentary by Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards. One of the most personal and heartwarming I've ever heard on a DVD. I'm thrilled with this disc, and I can't wait 'til tomorrow when I can purchase the new expanded CD soundtrack album. When I can't watch the movie, I'll want to keep listening to those great songs. Bravo Warner! Bravo Julie! (or should I say 'Brava'?)
(11 May 2013)
Quite possible the film that brought Julie Andrews back to public notice after a long absence. Harks back to the greatest tradition of "Twevlth Night" and it's gender bending, farcical hilarity. Andrews puts her all into this and because the script is able to contain and propel her special talents, it really works. Daring in it's time for the open inclusion of homosexual lifestyles and themes, it gave Andrews both the format that suits her best and the changes to try something a bit different. A cracking film with some great musical segways and biting comedy!
(10 May 2013)
Victor/Victoria is really Julie Andrews (Besides the Sound of Music) at her best. She is Sexy, brilliant as Victoria and as Victor, a true notibility, acted with poised and grace. She is truly awesome in both roles. It is a movie that can be viewed over and over and never get dulled. It is full of laughter (humor) and it's truly romantic. She is of course, a true example of a person who is graceful, feminine and natural. Yes, I'm a fan, however, this movie I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys, sheer fun, humor, comedy and musicals.
(09 May 2013)
I have watched this movie since i was a kid. back then i just liked it, for who knows what reason. as i have watched it growing up, i found it to be a wonderful tale. plus, one of my favorite songs is in this film, "Le Jazz Hot!"
(07 May 2013)
I remember sitting through it in 1983 in the theatre with Mama and Grandmother. We all LOVED it. With Poppins, Maria and Gertrude; Julie`s Victor/Victoria is HER BEST effort on celluloid. Leslie Ann-Warren, James Garner, Robert Preston, Blake Edwards, Henry Mancini & Leslie Bricusse ALL excell in this comedy. It may be a trifle long and the Hercule Poirot-imitation unnecessary; but it really is the last of the GREAT MGM MUSICALS(although it was shot i England, released by MGM). The set-designs are a treasure 2 behold.
mark.waltz (07 May 2013)
The filmed version of the 1995 Broadway production of the 1982 movie"Victor/Victoria" (previously a German and later British 1930's film)was a strange choice for TV broadcasting. Given the availability of the"practically perfect" (to quote another Julie Andrews movie made into aBroadway musical), "V/V" seems about as necessary as another version of"A Christmas Carol". The filmed production of the stage show is doneprofessionally, but it only indicates what a mediocre show it was forthe stage, as well as a sad opening and closing to Henry Mancini andBlake Edwards' stage career.The 1982 boldly went where no other movie musical had dared to go,taking homosexuality in movies away from such recent embarrassments as"Can't Stop the Music" and "Cruising". However, thanks to 1983's "LaCage Aux Folles" (in development at the time of the release of theoriginal "V/V" movie), what came to the stage over a decade later wasas dated as "The Floradora Girls" and is presented in the tradition ofBlake Edwards' most forced comedies.The depiction of homosexuality in the original movie was daring yet notobnoxious or out of place in the film's 1920's Parisian setting. Otherthan a few overly bitchy queens (commonplace in the world of femaleimpersonators anyway), there was really little to offend, and straightaudiences accepted "V/V" for the entertainment it was. Unfortunately,by 1995, an overly political correctness took over what 10 years agowould have been more daring and different, and settled into a stagemusical without the delightful bite of the original.Any production of "V/V" is going to be compared to the performance ofits Oscar nominated leading lady, Julie Andrews, and fortunately, forthe TV production, she gets to repeat her role. In the decade betweenthe original movie and stage production, she didn't seem to age a bit,and at 60, she is still amazing as both Victoria Grant and her malealter-ego, a Polish Count named Victor. While the high notes of "LeJazz Hot" are no longer there, that doesn't matter a bit. She is stillfantastic, and a shining light as a rather overly dressed lampshade.Michael Nouri, as King Marshan, also does excellent work, and gives awonderful performance as a masculine gangster who questions his ownmasculinity in the song "Is the Woman I Love a Man?", the best new songin the show.However, the performances of Rachel York and Tony Roberts don't comeanywhere near those of Lesley Ann Warren and Robert Preston from themovies. Warren spoofed every single dumb blonde in the movies up tothat point (most notably Jean Harlow's not so dumb one in "Dinner atEight"), yet York gets really bad new material that makes you want tosee the character get soap in her mouth. "Paris Makes Me Horny" hasrightfully been classified as one of the worst songs in a Broadway showever. Roberts takes the showy role of Toddy and tramples it into one ofthe most boring homosexuals in entertainment history. He takesPreston's best lines and throws them away like a used coffee filter.Tody shouldn't be totally flamboyant or he could be extremelydespicable, but he shouldn't be duller than dishwater, either.Other funny lines are transfered from the gay chorus boys to theelderly hag escorted by Tody's ex, and loose their punch. The new songsdon't move the plot along; They say in three minutes what thecharacters said in two sentences. "Le Jazz Hot" gets a French LatinQuarter/New Orleans feel, but the wait for Andrews to enter takes toolong. "Louis Says" is not a bad replacement for "The Shady Dame FromSeville" and gives the production one of its rare feelings of beingnear or at the Moulin Rogue.Overall, "Victor/Victoria" is a missed opportunity that is a paleattempt to repeat the success of "La Cage Aux Folles". Two revivalslater of that Jerry Herman/Harvey Fierstein/Arthur Laurents musicalhaven't dimmed the impact that show had on the political climate ofBroadway, but "V/V" seemed almost unnecessary. The set, which opens andcloses like a doll house, is an extraordinary technical achievement. Ihighly recommend watching the movie first and giving this one a shot ifyou are, as I am, a huge fan of Julie Andrews.
(05 May 2013)
Julie Andrews wowed audiences once again in the 80s with this succulent, stylish, gorgeous, hilarious, sophisticated, tuneful and witty musical movie. Catapulting musical movies into a new era with sexy banter, a transsexual/homosexual/whatever sexual candy box assortment of players, Blake Edwards put his considerable gifts for farce and style to wonderful, transporting use here. There is nary a stumble, and the Mancini score is filled with those rare kinds of songs that seem nostalgic, yet they are new -- or at least were new in their day. The settings and costumes place you in a delightfully plush Paris; you can practically smell the wine and smoke. And the performances -- well, each is a revelation, beginning with Julie's delightful -- and skillful -- cross-dresser; James Garner will surprise you with humor and not a little sly wit; Leslie Anne Warren is one of those saucepots who steals virtually every scene she appears in, easily. You will laugh, be moved, tap your toes, and be thoroughly enchanted with V/V. Unfortunately, the musical production, also directed by Mr. Edwards and originially starring Ms. Andrews, is not nearly so perfectly arranged -- it is thin, flat and somehow squeezes the life out of the story, so be warned, since they do share the same name and many of the same contributors, when you are buying!
(05 May 2013)
This is one of the last musicals that did well. It's a comedy that will have you roaring out loud and totally entertain you. If you're narrow minded you may not like the subplot but if you're open minded it's a very funny movie that I'm sure will be a favorite for years to come. Get this and enjoy it, it's really that good. Doen't be hating
(03 May 2013)
There are only a few other films that are as funny as "Victor/Victoria". This film is Blake Edwards masterpiece.For anyone who enjoys good comedy, (I don't mean some of the comedies that are made today,.i.e. Adam Sandler.) This film does not talk down to it's audience. The script is witty without being stupid. All the performances in the film are excellent, Especially Robert Preston.The musical numbers are good, The scoring won an oscar that year. And nothing can top that last number by Robert Preston. And according to the commentary on the disc by Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews, That was done in one take. Blake said that he just let Preston "go". Please if you have not seen this film, My wife and I suggest thta you check it out.
(03 May 2013)
Fabulous , Exciting, Fantastic appearances from whole cast, incredible toe tapping music, along with laughter. A feel good movie to watch again and again..
(02 May 2013)
This review is from: Victor/Victoria (DVD) I can't believe how fast I received this!!! This is a classic movie and still fun to watch!! Great cast and fun storyline!
(02 May 2013)
A review by Dr. Joseph SugliaThis clearly Blake Edward's most significant and most pleasant film. It has very little of the garishness, decadence, and sordidness that mar some of his other work, though I admire all of his cinematic projects. I believe it would be fair to say that Victor / Victoria is about the moment at which art stops resembling life and becomes life. The hilarious cockroach scene is a beautiful instance of the traversal of the seeming / being distinction: The restaurant IS, in fact, infested with cockroaches if the patrons believe that it is. James Gardner feels duped at first---he is attracted to a man impersonating a woman, but that figure is, in fact, a woman impersonating a man impersonating a woman. Later on, Gardner's character recognizes that it doesn't matter, ultimately, if Victor is naturally male or female. "Her" project is to contrive appearances of appearances---not to convince spectators that her appearance is natural, but to persuade them that her appearance is merely a convincing appearance, that her "truth" is purely phenomenal. How clever that the film alludes to Madame Butterfly! At times, the phenomenon is "realer" than any reality. "People believe what they see" - they ***want*** to be taken in by appearances and are inescapably disappointed by nudas veritas. I think, in this regard, of Bernstein and Toddy: both characters are gay and yet also convincingly, almost natively heterosexualized. When they are wearing their "straight" masks, are they lying? Are they pretending? The film conjures up the ancient paradox of Megara: When liars say, "I am lying," are they telling the truth? A lie is not a lie if everyone believes it, including the liar him- or herself. I think of the wonderful bedside conversation between the Julie Andrews and ultra-masculine James Gardner characters: "I find it all fascinating. There are things available to me as a man that I could never have as a woman. I am emancipated... I'm my own man, so to speak." The point, I think, is not that one appearance is a false and the other is "the truth," but that two mutually contradictory appearances can coexist simultaneously. Julie Andrews' character can switch from "Victor" to "Victoria" in the same way that some of "our" bilingual students switch from Spanish to English and then back to Spanish again. And why not? We live in, to cite one of the songs, a "crazy world / full of crazy contradictions," a world of shifting, ambiguous appearances that give life its thrill. Philosophically speaking, the film exhibits neither a pious, life-negating Platonism nor a Nietzschean celebration and aestheticization of hollow appearances. It suggests, rather, that you can shift from one phenomenal identity to another without either identity being "true" or emptily fraudulent. And why not? Humans are enormously complex creatures, and life is overwhelmingly ambiguous and complex. Dr. Joseph Suglia
(29 April 2013)
This is my favorite movie in the world! Full of dry wit, excellent music and dance scenes, and an incomparable portrayal of 1930's Paris~ Victoria evolves from a destitute cabaret singer who nearly gave up her virtue for a meatball, to becoming the toast of Paris as "a man pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman". James Garner is charming as King Marchand, Robert Preston as a loveable "old queen with a head cold", Lesley Ann Warren as spoiled, whiney, yet endearing New Yawka Norma Cassidy, and of course Julie Andrews' radiant portrayal of Victoria and "Count Victor Grazinsky"- the cross-dressing sensation from Poland.
(29 April 2013)
This review is from: Victor/Victoria (DVD) Wonderful story. Great acting. Inspiring music. The movie is timeless and still very entertaining to all ages! The story does a great job of handling a socially sensitive subject in a delicate but entetaining manner.
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