Item Information
Estimated Shipping 1 - 3 Days
Item Description
BRAIN DONORS starring JOHN TURTURRO, MEL SMITH, BOB NELSON and NANCY MARCHAND

The word to best describe BRAIN DONORS is silly. That's the overriding sense one gets from watching this let’s-not-bother-to-disguise-it remake and modernization of the Marx Brothers classic A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, although silly in itself is not necessarily a bad thing where this film is concerned. John Turturro assumes the Groucho role as Roland T. Flakfizer, the name itself another Marxian homage to DUCK SOUP’s Rufus T. Firefly, and has a great time with the part. Bob Nelson plays the physical comedy Harpo role, and British comedian Mel Smith rounds out the trio as the scalawag Chico character. Nancy Marchand channels Margaret Dumont beautifully as the main foil for Turturro and company. Dennis Dugan directs with verve, keeping the pace fast and furious, the verbal and visual gags always moving. What's refreshing about BRAIN DONORS is the attempt to recapture some of the old zany Marx madness in a comedy clearly meant for an audience to pay attention to the verbal wordplay, so bring your full faculties to the film. There are a lot of fine sight gags thrown about, particularly from Nelson, and marvelous claymation front and end titles which are a treat in themselves. It's a very good piece of entertainment, and as the Marx Brothers proved time and time again, the silliest fluff can really be extremely sophisticated at its roots.

MOVIES ARE ON ARCHIVAL QUALITY TAIYO YUDEN OR VERBATIM ***All DVDs are MOD (made on demand) using archival quality DVD-Rs, with full color inkjet art on the discs and full DVD jacket art, in a standard DVD box. All DVDs are also in protective sleeves for the best protection of your new DVD as possible. Every DVD is guaranteed against defects. Thank you!*** and here is the basic disc info: MOVIES ARE ON ARCHIVAL QUALITY TAIYO YUDEN OR VERBATIM All DVDs are MOD (made on demand) using archival quality DVD-Rs, with full color inkjet art on the discs and full DVD jacket art, in a standard DVD box. All DVDs are also in protective sleeves for the best protection of your new DVD as possible. Every DVD is guaranteed against defects. Thank you! MEDIA, LABELED WITH FULL COLOR ART. PICTURE AND SOUND ARE ALWAYS 10 OUT OF 10, UNLESS NOTED, AND ARE COMPARABLE TO, OR BETTER THAN ANY COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED DISC. THEY ARE HOUSED WITH FULL-COLOR BOX ART IN STANDARD DVD CASES.