REVIEW: FADING GIGOLO
OVERVIEW: Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce that the hilarious and touching FADING GIGOLO, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray™ on August 19, 2014. Writer, director and star John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Transformers) leads an all-star cast including Academy Award® winner Woody Allen (Annie Hall, To Rome With Love), Academy Award® nominee Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Casino), Golden Globe® nominee Sofía Vergara (New Year’s Eve, ABC’s “Modern Family”), Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber (Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”) and Vanessa Paradis (Café de Flore, Heartbreaker).
Millennium Entertainment released the romantic comedy theatrically on April 18, 2014. A box office success, FADING GIGOLO amassed over $3.6 million, making it one of the top ten highest grossing independent films of the year. In his review for the New York Daily News, Joe Neumaier declares this is “Woody Allen in his funniest role in two decades.” Marshall Fine of HollywoodAndFine.com agrees, “Woody Allen gets to spritz the kind of one-liners that earned him his reputation as a comedian.” FADING GIGOLO is a "fairy tale for adults and ode to the magic of New York City” hails James Verniere of The Boston Herald.
SYNOPSIS: In FADING GIGOLO, Murray (Allen) talks his friend Fioravante
(Turturro) into becoming a gigolo as a way of making some much needed cash after an out-of-the-blue request from his dermatologist (Stone). With Murray acting as Fioravante's "manager," the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English Spanish
Audio commentary with
Director John Turturro