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So I Married an Axe Murderer [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) [Import]


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  • Actors: Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker
  • Directors: Thomas Schlamme
  • Writers: Robbie Fox
  • Producers: Bernard Williams, Cary Woods, Jana Sue Memel, Michelle Wright, Robert N. Fried
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitles: Cantonese Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: June 17 2008
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017APPSY

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Genre: Feature Film-Comedy
Rating: PG13
Release Date: 17-JUN-2008
Media Type: Blu-Ray

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Mike Myers's first feature role without his Wayne's World wig is a performance at odds with the best interests of the movie. Myers plays a single guy who always manages to find something seriously wrong with each of his girlfriends. His new love (Nancy Travis), a butcher, may be the perfect woman, except for one thing: she might be a "black-widow" killer who prefers dispatching husbands with a sharp instrument. Robbie Fox's original script has a fine shape and strong, black-comedy material within it. But Myers creates unnecessary dissonance by playing a variety of characters (including an irascible Scotsman like the one he often played on Saturday Night Live) and accenting his skills as an improvisational comic (such as impersonating the soothing cadences of a massage therapist). It's not that Myers isn't funny doing all that, but it has nothing to do with the movie. Directed by Thomas Schlamme (Miss Firecracker). --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: DVD
Mike Myers stars as Charlie MacKenzie; a guy that is hung up on finding that perfect woman for him. Charlie's friend Tony Giardino (Anthony LaPaglia) states that Charlie has dumped several really great gals. Charlie insists that his last girlfriend smelled like SOUP! Charlie meets Harriet Michaels (Nancy Travis) whilst buying a haggis for his mom in a "Meats Of The World" butcher shop where Harriet works . Thus, the romance ensues. Little does Charlie know that Harriet has MANY deep, dark secrets in her closet.
Mike Myers does a lot of improv plus he plays Charlie's father, Stuart, who has some of the best lines and bits in the movie.
Brenda Fricker is also excellent as Charlie's mom, May.
Amanda Plummer plays Harriet's strange and odd sister, Rose.
Some great cameos like the late, great Phil Hartman as an Alcatraz prison guide named "Vicky", Michael Richards, Maureen O'Boyle, Alan Arkin, Debi Mazar, Charles Grodin, and Glen Vernon to name just a few.
If you like Mike Myers humor this is a "must see"!
Happy Watching!
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By A Customer on Jan. 18 2004
Format: DVD
With a possible exception to the original Austin Powers, So I Married an Axe Murderer is quite possibly the best Mike Myers' film to date, whether he or anyone else thinks so. Wayne's World included. Not only does it include amazing work by an all star supporting cast (Travis, Plummer, LaPaglia, Frick, Arkin, Grodin, Wright and Hartman), but it combines Mike Myers' comedy skills with fresh mysterious plot twists in an otherwise basic romantic comedy. Myers should be commended for his (and Shlamme's) work at bringing forth the inherant laid back nature and frequently ludicrous feel of the nouveau San Fransisco beat poetry scene. Just listen to him recite 'Harriet' and you will know exactly what I mean. This film is the front runner in seeing Myers' earliest creation of true art through his poke-fun-at-what-you-love/imitation is the highest form of flattery period specific homages, only to be magnified and perfected later on in the original Austin Powers movie. For those who recognized and appreciated the more obscure 60's references in the first Austin Powers, you will understand what Myers was on to in his work in Axe Murderer. An excellent film, the difference laying with Myers more reserved everyman character in Axe Murderer, complete with realistic flaws. Thankfully, the humor and drama are never sacrificed for one another in this film. Unfortunately, it is most likely this sophistication and subtle balance that has kept so many from truly appreciating the work in this film, having known him mostly for his more quirky or off the wall characters. A must for anyone who is looking to see the development of this man's career and truly good acting from a gifted comedian; or for anyone who is just a fan of all things Scottish.
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This isn't Mike's best, but in my oppinion it's alot better than Shrek. Anyway in "Axe," he's an aspiring neo-beat poet in San Francisco who's had terrible luck with women. He's not a great beat poet but he acts like one, speaking with halting, Captain-Kirkian timing, a burning cigarette in hand, while a jazz combo plays behind him and slide images flash on the wall. His latest song -- which turns out to be the Chorus-like prelude to the movie -- is about latest obsession Nancy Travis, a beautiful butcher who chops flesh at Meats of the World. When Myers's Scottish mother (Brenda Fricker), an avid reader of World Weekly News, tells him about Madame X, a black-widow serial killer who offs her husbands on their honeymoon nights, he dismisses it as more kooky tabloid fare, but after meeting and falling in love with Travis, he starts to observe disturbing similarities between her and Madame X. Both women seem to have lived in the same cities at the same time; both share acquaintances with the same names. Myers, expressing his fears to cop and friend Anthony LaPaglia, becomes convinced he's next on the chopping block. "Axe" is not art by any means. It's often overly taken up with resolving itself. But Myers and others create an enjoyably loose, anti-slick feeling about the affair. Amanda Plummer is amusingly off-kilter as Travis's weird sister; Alan Arkin makes much of a small role as LaPaglia's painfully sensitive supervisor. Among the cameo players, Phil Hartman is an amusingly fascistic guide at the Alcatraz prison and Charles Grodin works with superb understatement as a laconic driver reluctant to give up his car to desperate officer LaPaglia. I won't say anymore other than that if you're a mike fan then this is essential viewing.
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Unfairly slammed by critics when it first came out, So I Married An Axe Murderer has become something of a cult film with a small, but dedicated following. I have always felt that this was Mike Myers' best (and most personal) film to date because he doesn't feel the need to hide behind tons of make-up as he does in the Austin Powers films and also the character of Charlie's dad and his insane love of all things Scottish seem to be an obvious reference to Myers' real-life dad. Everything about this film has an cozy, intimate vibe that is much more personal and engaging.
How can you go wrong with a killer cast like this one? First off, you've got Anthony LaPaglia who rarely does comedies and is just great as a frustrated cop who feels more like Fish from Barney Miller than Serpico; there's the kooky Amander Plummer playing yet another bizarro role (does she play any other kind?); the great Brenda Fricker as Charlie's very Scottish mom (another casting against type); and a whole slew of cameos ranging from Charles Grodin and Alan Arkin to Steven Wright and Phil Hartman.
What makes this film so good is the insanely quotable dialogue. Pretty much anything Myers says as his dad is classic ("HEAD! PANTS! NOW!") and the film really hits a groove when he's on-screen. There are a couple moments when you can see LaPaglia actually breaking character as he cracks up over Myers' Scottish rantings about the Pentavert! And then you've got Myers' dead-on homage/parody of Jack Kerouac-style Beat poetry that is so well done -- especially if you're familiar with his style of prose and the way he speaks it.
I really hope that some day soon Myers revisits this movie with a lavish special edition DVD treatment it so richly deserves. He's obviously hip to the medium, judging by the extras-packed editions of his Austin Powers films. In the meantime, fans will have to be content with this bare bones DVD, which at least, restores the film's theatrical aspect ratio.
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