Robin Williams and Barbra Streisand have been involved with some classic films for Columbia TriStar. But even stars of their magnitude have created some films that slipped through the public’s notice. But Columbia hasn’t forgotten these films as it readies new DVDs for the lesser known films of each star. Robin William’s Moscow on the Hudson and Streisand’s adult comedy The Owl and The Pussycat are on the way.
Williams takes on an ethnic role in “Moscow on the Hudson”. A Russian circus visits the U.S. A clown wants to defect, but doesn’t have the nerve. His saxophone-playing friend (Williams) however decides to defect while shopping in Bloomingdale’s. He is befriended by a security guard and falls in love with an Italian immigrant, working behind the perfume counter. We follow his life as he works his way through the American dream and tries to succeed as a musician.
“Moscow on the Hudson” will be given an anamorphic enhancement of its widescreen ratio. A fullscreen version is also presented on the disc. The film will be presented in both Dolby Digital 4.0 sound as well as a Dolby Surround 2.0 track. The DVD will feature an audio commentary by the film’s director, Paul Mazursky.
Opposites can’t help but attract in the outlandish pairing of a meek Writer (George Segal) and a hot prostitute (Barbra Streisand) in “The Owl and the Pussycat”. The old children’s tale is tweaked for a more grown-up audience in one of Barbra’s few non-singing roles.
The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with its original mono soundtrack. The only feature on the disc will be filmographies for the film’s stars Barbra Streisand and George Segal and the director Herbert Ross.
“Moscow on the Hudson” and “The Owl and the Pussycat” are both due on November 27th and will each carry a $19.95 suggested retail price.