Summary: Jim Henson's beloved Muppets made their feature debut in this 1979 classic origin story where Kermit makes his way to Hollywood, picking up new friends along the way. Disney now puts the film on Blu-ray in a "Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition" with a few choice supplements.
The Muppet Movie: The Original Classic – The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition
20 August 2013
Conclusion: Nearly 35 years since its release, 'The Muppet Movie' still makes us laugh. Not too many franchises have the staying power of The Muppets. One wonders what the franchise would look like now had 'The Muppet Movie' bombed. Thankfully, we'll never have to know.
Conclusion: The Muppet Movie -- rightfully labeled The Original Classic -- is a blast from The Jim Henson Company past. Dated though it may be, there's a timeless quality here that continually taps into an ageless, childhood joy, even some thirty-five years after its debut.
Excerpt: Ah… the classic World War II prison escape film! Released by Fox in 1965, on the heels of the financial disaster that was Cleopatra , Mark Robson’s Von Ryan’s Express surely isn’t the best of the genre (that honor would likely go to The Great Escape or Stalag 17 ), but it’s still a fine entry and –...
Muppet Movie, The: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition
7 August 2013
Excerpt: Any member of Generation X who grew up with Sesame Street and the original Muppet Show must surely find it difficult not to love The Muppet Movie . I’ll certainly never forget the first time I saw the film in a theater… the quiet thrill I experienced seeing Kermit ride a bicycle or Fozzie driving a...
Conclusion: The 1960s and early '70s were crowded with excellent WWII-themed movies— The Great Escape , The Dirty Dozen , The Longest Day , Tora! Tora! Tora! —and while Von Ryan's Express doesn't quite make it into this top tier, it's not far below.
Excerpt: The Film For one of the most famous men of the 20th century, it comes as something of a surprise that Frank Sinatra�s film career has not been more widely remembered. Even his most famous role, in From Here to Eternity has the dubious honour of being supplanted by the famous image of Burt Lancaster...
Excerpt: Mot slutet av andra världskriget, i det krigshärjade Italien, lyckas en stor grupp allierade krigsfångar fly. De leds av en ovillig amerikan som spelas av Frank Sinatra. Fenomenet med sångartister som gör mer eller mindre lyckade försök att bli skådespelare får vi fortfarande stå ut med.