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09 May 2013

Breaking Glass Pictures presents the HENRY JAGLOM COLLECTION VOLUME 2: THE COMEDIES (review)

Breaking Glass Pictures collects three of Henry Jaglom's comedies in an irresistibly-priced box set HENRY JAGLOM COLLECTION 2: THE COMEDIES.  In SITTING DUCKS, a mob accountant and a wheeler-dealer steal money from the mob and take to the road towards Florida and then Costa Rica, picking up two women who complicate matters.  In CAN SHE BAKE A CHERRY PIE?, a woman whose husband has abandoned her forms a quirky and unstable relationship with a motor-mouthed businessman.  Finally, in NEW YEAR'S DAY, director Henry Jaglom himself plays a New Yorker come home from California after his divorce only to find his new apartment still inhabited by its previous tenants.  Unable to get a room on New Year's Day, he must put up with the three girls and a string of guests - invited or otherwise - including David Duchovny in his feature debut.  SITTING DUCKS and CAN SHE BAKE A CHERRY PIE? are presented in new high definition transfers and blow the old Wellspring DVDs out of the water.

REVIEW LINK: Breaking Glass Pictures (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

HENRY JAGLOM COLLECTION VOL. 2: THE COMEDIES DVD specs:
  • Sitting Ducks (1980): 
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Audio Commentary by director Henry Jaglom, Zack Norman, and Michael Emil
    • The Films of Henry Jaglom Trailer Gallery
    • "Sitting Ducks" at the American Cinemateque 30 Years Later
    • Interview with Henry Jaglom and Patrice Townsend
    • Short film "My Brother's Sex Life" (1973)
  • Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983):
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Trailer
    • The Films of Henry Jaglom Trailer Gallery
  • New Year's Day (1989):
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by Henry Jaglom, Maggie Wheeler, and David Duchovny
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