The King of Comedy

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The King of Comedy
Robert De Niro (Actor), Jerry Lewis (Actor) Rated:
PG Format: DVD

Oscar Winner Robert Di Nero stars in Martin Scorsese’s dark satire as a desperate comedian who kidnaps his TV idol (Jerry Lewis) in an attempt to claim the spotlight for himself.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes

Product Details
Actors: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Lou Brown (III), Vinnie Gonzales
Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Dubbed: Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2002
Run Time: 109 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 starsĀ  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,054 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
#5627 in Movies & TV > DVD > Comedy
#9500 in Movies & TV > DVD > Drama

By Anton Ilinski on October 1, 2005
Format: DVD

That’s what happens when a movie is being made by true masters. De Niro and Scorsese created many films together and it seems everything they lay their hands on turns to gold – whether it’s a gangster flick or a comedy. There are practically no jokes in “The King of Comedy” (except the ones De Niro and Jerry Lewis let off during their stand-up acts, but that’s a comedy within a comedy) but this film is just killing. It pretends to be very serious but this seriousness is also hilarious. That’s a real skill to make a no-nonsense movie everybody will be laughing madly about. To my opinion this is one of the best works of Robert De Niro (I know – he had many, but this one really deserves to be called so), Jerry Lewis
– I can’t describe how great he is here, and Sandra Bernhard is also outstanding.
“The King of Comedy” is a less known film of Martin Scorsese and I can’t find an explanation why. But the fact it’s not that known as his other works doesn’t diminish its value. Grab this flick as soon as possible – it’s one of the bestĀ  tragicomedies ever put on celluloid.

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