Pretty Woman (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 10, 2009
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Touchstone / Disney
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Julia Roberts & Richard Gere|
|Performer:||Hector Elizondo, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo, Ralph Bellamy, Tracy Reiner, Tom Nolan, James Patrick Dunne, John David Carson, Larry Miller, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gallo, Larry Hankin, Dey Young, Amzie Strickland, Joseph Campanella, Michael French, Judith Baldwin, Hank Azaria, Stacy Keach, Sr., Valorie Armstrong, Amy Yasbeck, Patrick Richwood, Rodney Kageyama & Alex Hyde-White|
|Directed by||Garry Marshall|
|Edited by||Patricia Nedd|
|Screenwriting by||J.F. Lawton|
|Composition by||James Newton Howard|
|Produced by||Steven Reuther & Arnon Milchan|
|Director of Photography:||Chuck Minsky|
But in the end, what's most ridiculous about the film isn't the lack of realism. Full Review
4 stars out of 5 -- [S]illy, snazzy escapism that reminds us of simpler times.
[T]here's nothing light about this movie's comic touch. Full Review
The movie displays an almost preternatural disregard for women's feelings - call it Pygmalion, with a heavy accent on the first syllable - but the comedy is so slickly delivered that audiences may be content with chuckling over its polished surface ... Full Review
The soundtrack, including the Roy Orbison classic that gave the movie its name, is bopping, and the pacing is breezy. Gere is charismatic, and he and Roberts have a subtle chemistry, a complicity that you want to share. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- The movie's most outrageous high-concept moment - the stretch limo, private jet, opera - is pure camp. Full Review
In the Cinderella story that made Julia Roberts a star, a corporate raider hires a hooker to pose as his girlfriend for a week... and falls in love. Meanwhile, she wonders if the straight life - with him - might be a dream come true. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Julia Roberts.
While driving back to his Beverly Hills hotel, millionaire corporate raider Edward Lewis takes a wrong turn and ends up on Hollywood Boulevard, where he meets prostitute Vivian Ward. She steers him back to his hotel, charming him along the way, and he decides to hire her for the rest of the evening. In the morning, Edward realizes that he could use an escort for the week, so he hands Vivian $3000 to stay -- and sends her on a fantasy shopping spree. What begins as a purely business transaction develops into something more, but can a poor prostitute and a rich businessman really live happily ever after'
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- Script was developed at the Sundance Film Institute. According to the July 1991 "Esquire," Robert Garland, Stephen Metcalfe, and Barbara Benedek all contributed to the development of the screenplay. Earlier versions of the screenplay were more downbeat and realistic, emphasizing the darker side of the relationships. Director Garry Marshall is often credited with turning the film into a more romantic, upbeat fairy tale.
- The film utilizes clips from the film "Charade" (1963) and the television series "I Love Lucy."
- Lee Ashley arranged and performed Vivaldi's "Four Seasons."
- Shot on location in Los Angeles, California in Technicolor, beginning July 24, 1989 and completed October 18, 1989, using Panavision equipment. Titles and opticals by Cinema Research Corporation and main title design by Robert Dawson.
- Screened at the 1990 Taormina Film Festival, Deauville Film Festival, and Cairo International Film Festival.
- Released in USA March 23, 1990. Released on video October 19, 1990.
- Reviewed in New York Times and Los Angeles Times March 23, 1990, and in Monthly Film Bulletin May, 1990.
- Another working title for the film was "3000" or "Three Thousand," referring to the amount of money Julia Roberts' character was paid for her services.
- Additional music credits: Peter Cox and Richard Drummie also wrote "King of Wishful Thinking." Carlos Alomar wrote "Fame," Allen Powell wrote "Life in Detail," Scott Cutler wrote "Tangled," William Deese wrote "Pretty Woman," Karen Hernandez wrote and performed "Five for Louie," Johnny O'Keefe and Dave Owen wrote "Real Wild Child (Wild One)," performed by Christopher Ocasek, Matthew Wilder and Sam Lorber wrote "Wild Women Do," The Grand Dominion Jazz Band performed "One Sweet Letter from You" and "You Don't Understand," and Lauren Wood wrote and performed "It Must Have Been Love."
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Copyright 1990 Touchstone Pictures.
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