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Three Amigos [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Joe Mantegna, Jon Lovitz
  • Directors: John Landis
  • Writers: Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
  • Studio: Warner
  • Release Date: Nov. 22 2011
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005ERX1UU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,254 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Three Amigos (BD)

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Three Western stars (Martin Short, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase) from Hollywood silent films go to Mexico for what they assume will be a publicity appearance, and find they've actually been summoned to fight a local bandit. John Landis directed this 1986 comedy with self-conscious artifice, and it's hard to get into his self-congratulatory joke. Even the three main stars, brilliant comics all, can't sustain anything funny in it. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Jeffords on Nov. 14 2003
Format: DVD
This is a clasdic screwball comedy and a cult classic. remember how that movie wasn't a very big hit in its release in 1986, yet all the kids knew all the best lines from it. Yes, it's silly humor, almost vaudeville in its style (that's fine with me, being the vaudeville fan that I am) but well worth a viewing. Too bad it's a barebones DVD with no hidden Easter Eggs like director's commentary or deleted scenes and such. I like that sort of thing, as it enhances your view of the art of film making to see the rationale for remving certain scenes.
There was no commentary track from the acrors, either. Have Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short disowned the movie?
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Well below minor cult classic status, the Three Amigos nonetheless has some inspired and funny moments. It's always amusing to see Martin Short dance his combo Ed Grimly / Jackie Rogers Jr., or Steve Martin launch into a Navin R. Johnson soliloquy. Chevy seems lost in a fog, along for the ride playing second or third fiddle. Note the future Rebecca Ferratti at the end giving Martin Short his send off. Three actors in the 30's head to Mexico to ostensibly do a show but in reality were hired to rid the village of El Guapo, the bandit who's been pestering them for years. Hearkening back to Magnificent Seven and any number of Roy Rogers era singing cowboy send-ups, this movie is too much of a hodgepodge to be taken seriously. It's mildly entertaining, but I'm sure a nadir for many of the participants. Casually interesting was the scene in the beginning in the movie studios' office w/ a bunch of the voices of the Simpsons in the same room. I kept expecting Troy MaClure / Lionel Hutz and Fat Tony to creep out five years before airing. 'Do you know what a plethora is Heffe?'. Sigh.
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Three Amigos! is a very funny film with an excellent cast that suffers from a truly, very bad DVD. The Three Amigos are three silent movie actors down on their luck whne they receive a telegram from a village in Mexico asking them to help rid themselves of El Guapo, an infamous bandit in the area. The three agree thinking that it is all part of a show when it is actually very real. The scene in which they discover this is one of the funniest in the movie. Naturally, the heroes must redeem themselves and decide to go after El Guapo and his gang of tequilla drinking banditos. There are several very funny scenes including the dance number in the bar, the singing bush and the invisible knight, and the Three Amigos' theme song.
Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short are all very funny as Lucky Day, Dusty Bottoms, and Ned Nederlander. They work very well together throughout with each of them having their moments. Look for a great scene with Steve Martin in a dungeon as he tries to escape by grabbing the keys that are just out of his reach. Why do the companies that release DVDs think that people like the snap cases? It is poorly made and easily falls apart. The print is not a good one with virtually no extras added unless you consider cast biographies and filmographies a quality extra. This is a very funny comedy that suffers greatly from a horrible DVD release. If you have the VHS stick with that or wait for a better copy to be released. Bad DVD or not, this is a hilarious movie that will keep viewers laughing throughout.
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"Three Amigos" is a send-up of silent film "heroes" and of the Mexican-banditos-terrorizing-the-peasant-village film genre. Some very funny sequences (in the studio, in the cantina, the first couple of encounters between the Three Amigos and El Guapo's gang, and El Guapo's birthday party) make this worth seeing. Unfortunately, it could have been much funnier. There are extended dead spots, and scenes that were amusing but obviously and lamely stretched to fill out the film. As is all too often the case where Lorne Michaels is involved, despite some great ideas, this film was shot with a script that just needed one more rewrite with better comedy writing talent that would know which scenes to replace and how.
Much worse, HBO Films spared every expense in transferring this to DVD and it's really disappointing to see. They used an old print sitting around in the archives, with specks of dirt flecking across the screen in places. At several points in the DVD including the opening titles, the view jiggles slowly from side-to-side. Whether that was a transfer problem or was also apparent in the original film, I don't know, but it looks terrible. There are almost no special features. And the DVD maker bound the case of my copy with a security seal that is very difficult to remove without a tool and without tearing the case. Punish the legitimate customers along with the shoplifters... always a good business strategy.
Three stars for the film, one star for the DVD = a good rental and await a Collectors' Edition. If there isn't one, you won't have missed much.
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Format: DVD
All the gang is here! This movie should be much better.
I saw this at the theater when it came out way back when. I had put off getting it on dvd because my memory of it was: that it really wasn't that great. Well, my memory served right. I knew what I was buying, it was cheap, it has Chevy, but in the end it just seems to come down to a chemistry problem. Actually, I am stunned to see this movie faring so well here at Amazon.com, usually a tough crowd. Steve and Chevy don't really seem like distant Amigos let alone close friends, they mix here like water and oil. Martin Short was a smart choice for middle man. It does have great moments like the mentioning of those aweful old titles the Amigo's had made: Amigo's, Amigo's Amigo's, Little Neddy Goes To..., etc, etc. But overall, the movie has poor timing on all counts, overly long scenes that aren't funny to begin with (Steve in chains), and honestly does come across like a contract fulfillment. Isn't the worst I've ever seen, but really folks? 5 stars? I just don't get it.
At the end of the day, as much as I love Steve Martin, I think Dan Aykroyd would have worked better as "Lucky Day". Chevy and Dan just work better together. Even the songs don't really create the type of belly-laugh you'd expect, they are flat. Holding that one note in the song "The Three Amigos" goes over with a resounding THUD, and seems almost a premonition of what's to come.
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