Given the current political environment and the Buffalo Bills reverting to Normal (losing), I needed some laughs. This new Blu-ray edition of A Fish Called Wanda proved to be the perfect tonic! John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin make up the excellent cast. I first saw A Fish Called Wanda back in 1988 and its humor and cleverness stayed with me ever since. Kevin Kline won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic Otto. If you’re looking for some diverting fun and frivolity, A Fish Called Wanda delivers. GRADE: A
Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Commentary by writer and star John Cleese
Brand-new appreciation by Vic Pratt of the BFI National Archive
Brand-new interviews with composer John Du Prez, production designer Roger Murray-Leach, executive producer Steve Abbott and makeup supervisor Paul Engelen
John Cleese s Final Farewell Performance, a 1988 documentary on the making of A Fish Called Wanda featuring interviews with actors Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, Kevin Kline and director Charles Crichton
Something Fishy, a 15th anniversary retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Cleese, Curtis, Kline and Palin, executive producer Steve Abbott and director of photography Alan Hume
Fish You Were Here, a documentary on the film s locations hosted by Robert Powell
24 deleted/alternative scenes with introductions by Cleese
A Message from John Cleese, a tongue-in-cheek introduction recorded for the film’s original release
Trivia track
Theatrical trailer
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Sophie Monks Kaufman

22 thoughts on “A FISH CALLED WANDA [Blu-ray]

  1. Maggie mason

    I love this movie. I’ll be looking for this edition after Christmas, so thanks for the heads up. I already have it on dvd, but the extras sound wonderful

  2. wolf

    British humour, especially the John Cleese type is something special!

    Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Time Bandits are other examples – do you know them and like them too?

    I still remember seeing some of that stuff starting in the late 60s on our local 3rd tv channel (that was before commercial channels came to Germany).

      1. wolf

        George, we had and still have that problem in Germany (and probably other European countriest too) – but it’s changed partially thanks to Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean who was a big success here.
        But there always was a minority of fans of British humour – to which me and my friends belonged after we first saw it …

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