Woody Allen Collection: Best Of DVD
Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Christopher Walken, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Max von Sydow, Dianne Wiest, John Carradine, Lou Jacobi, Louise Lasser, Anthony Quayle, Gene Wilder
Directed by Woody Allen
A collection of four films written and directed by Woody Allen.
In 'Annie Hall' (1977) neurotic comedian Alvy Singer (Allen) falls for the titular heroine (Diane Keaton), a budding singer, and the two of them attempt to build a solid relationship but face problems in the form of California and their own mutual paranoia.
Realising their differences stand in the way of a lasting relationship, they split up.
It's not long before Alvy wants Annie back, but she is now living in California with another man.
In 'Manhattan' (1979) Isaac Davis (Allen) is a TV writer, frustrated in both career and his lovelife.
An on-off affair with teenage drama student Tracy (Mariel Hemingway) is blighted by his anxiety about their age difference, whilst his attraction to the pretentious Mary (Keaton) is complicated by the fact that she is already having an affair with his married friend, Yale (Michael Murphy).
Meanwhile, his lesbian ex-wife (Meryl Streep) prepares to dish the dirt about their marriage in a forthcoming book.
In 'Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Hannah (Mia Farrow), a wife, mother, successful actress and linchpin to her family, is married to Elliot (Michael Caine), but Elliot is in love with Lee (Barbara Hershey), Hannah's sister.
Holly (Dianne Weist), Hannah's other sister, is jealous of Hannah, whilst Mickey (Allen), Hannah's first husband, is convinced he is dying of a brain tumour.
When Hannah's world is turned upside down by all her relatives' behaviour, she finds she has to choose between her family and her independence.
Finally, 'Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask' (1972) is a sequence of seven sketches prompted by questions from Dr David Reuben's best-selling book.
Highlights include a sketch about a doctor (Gene Wilder) who falls in love with a sheep, and a skit entitled 'What Happens During Ejaculation?' in which Allen plays an anxious sperm awaiting his big moment.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (18)
- EAN: 5039036053242
- Catalogue number: 4201301000
- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
- Release date: 02/07/2012
- Genre: Comedy
- Colour: Col & B/W