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Murder By Death DVD

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Playwright Neil Simon throws in everything but the kitchen sink in this star-studded parody of the detective genre. Lured to a creepy mansion by Truman Capote's mysterious host, a group of familiar literary detective pastiches, played by such screen veterans as Peter Sellers, David Niven, Maggie Smith, James Coco, Peter Falk and Elsa Lancaster, attempt to solve a murder, win a million dollars and prove themselves the superior sleuth. A highlight amidst the comic mayhem is a hilarious scene involving a "conversation" between the revered Sir Alec Guinness and comedienne Nancy Walker as Capote's blind butler and deaf-mute cook.
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Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: PG
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 94 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen / Fullscreen
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Exclusive Interview: A Conversation with Neil Simon
    Theatrical Trailers
    Talent Files
    Interactive Menus
    Production Notes
    Scene Selections
Reviews
13 Reviews
4.7

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TCMMurder By Death DVD
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (12)
  • Engaging characters (10)
  • Original (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (10)
  • Adult viewers (5)
  • Perfect gift (5)
  • Younger viewers (5)
  • In the car (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (6), Movie buff (5)

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5.0

Absolutley love this Movie watch it over and over

By cattypattycake

from ohio

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • In The Car
    • Perfect Gift

    Comments about this product:

    I use this product when ever power is out on small battery dvd player and also when tv has nothing good on for my viewing tastes.

     
    4.0

    love this movie

    By ninajspike

    from ca

    About Me Movie Buff

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • In The Car
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      Comments about this product:

      saw this movie in theatre when I was a teen. kooky and funny. reminds me of younger days

       
      5.0

      Good deal

      By Piano Man

      from Troy, MI

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      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Original

      Cons

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        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        on my dvd player

         
        5.0

        Funny movie

        By Stevo

        from Texas

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about this product:

          Saw movie on TCM -bought it as gift.

           
          4.0

          Quite a funny group of sloths!

          By Oz

          from Mt Pleasant, SC

          About Me Casual Viewer

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          Pros

          • Entertaining

          Cons

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            • Perfect Gift

            Comments about this product:

            Enjoyable view

             
            4.0

            A laugh a minute

            By Slow Joe

            from Philadelphia, Pa

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about this product:

              I usually watch movies if can't find anything to watch on t.v. during the week. On the weekends however I occasionally have my own film festivals.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              An old favorite

              By Laura Lang

              from Escondido, CA

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

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                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                Very clever movie with a great cast!

                 
                5.0

                Comedy Murder Mystery

                By SusanJane

                from Santa Rosa, CA

                About Me Casual Viewer

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original

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                    Comments about this product:

                    My elderly mother is a HUGE Agatha Christie fan. She reads some of the other authors who write in this same style as well. This is her favorite in this category of murder mystery movies because the characters make no pretension of being deep, complicated, conflicted, etc… there just isn't enough time! This movie literally stuffs another character and another murder in nearly every scene. It is absolutely hilarious! The genius is that it really works. They got the pacing right and the cameos have the nuances that present the characters without getting lost. That said, someone who is not familiar with at least some of the classic murder mystery characters might not get some of the humor, but the pattern of mystery is familiar even for younger viewers as are the general character types. The real treat for older views is the all star cast (playing against type in some cases). Great fun.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Funny. Great cast of seasoned actors.

                    By DD

                    from Wales, MA

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Original

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                        This is a great old movie. The characters are all hysterical. Constant laughs. Every time you watch this movie you will see something you missed before. One of the funniest old movies I have seen.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great humouris lines

                        By Brenda Ann Narvanen

                        from Angus, Ontario, Canada

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Original

                        Cons

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                          • At Home
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                          Comments about this product:

                          This film is a satire of all the classic detectives caretures of the past, plus a lot of one liners to add.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Hilarious Spoof!

                          By Lilybet

                          from Central TX

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • High Production Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • In The Car
                            • Perfect Gift
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                            Comments about this product:

                            We all need some laughter in our life and this provides it. A real campy, hilarious spoof on all of the old detectives. Surprise ending Will bring laughter to your evening

                             
                            5.0

                            Great movie

                            By Margo106

                            from Ohio

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining

                            Cons

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                              Comments about this product:

                              Love this movie. Very entertaining.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Parody at its best!!

                              By Lonestarsurfer

                              from Texas

                              Pros

                              • Entertaining
                              • Original

                              Cons

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                                • At Home
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                                Comments about this product:

                                Murder by Death is on my list of favorite comedies. I have grown up watching the original detectives spoofed in this movie so it makes it all the more humorous. Being filmed in the '70s, it is not politically correct but was anything back then? By todays standards the substance of the humor is pretty mild, however, there are a few innuendos sprinkled throughout. This is one comedy the whole family can watch without fear of anything popping out unexpectedly on screen. I will end by saying that if you have not seen the original characters in their respective detective series you will definitely not be able to enjoy this comedy to its fullest extent.

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