REVIEW: DELI MAN
OVERVIEW: With less than 150 Jewish delicatessens left in all of North America, Cohen Media Group takes a close look at one of the best and most renowned delicatessens in the U.S. in DELI MAN. Director Erik Greenberg Anjou’s mouthwatering and surprising film comes to Blu-ray and DVD on July 7, 2015.
DELI MAN includes appearances by – and wise and wonderful words from – comedy great Jerry Stiller, New York Friars’ Club dean Freddie Roman, talk-show giant Larry King, actor Fyvush Finkel, Ziggy Gruber himself and a cast of deli mavens far and wide!
Bonus features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include the featurettes “Ziggy and Dennis Talk Deli,” “Ziggy Visits Acme Fish” and “Sam Brummer’s Story,” plus interviews and the original theatrical trailer.
SYNOPSIS: Jewish culture reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history. As that culture continues to shift and adapt alongside mainstream America, delicatessen food – as its name suggests – remains a beloved communal delicacy. In Houston, Texas, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the finest delicatessen restaurant in the U.S.: Kenny &
Ziggy’s. His story – augmented by the stories of iconic delis such as New York City’s Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, the Carnegie and the Stage, and Beverly Hills’ Nate ’n Al – embodies a tradition indelibly linked to its savory, nostalgic foods.
How a Texas deli serving pastrami, blintzes, matzo ball soup and garlic dills has come to be one of America’s best is just the sort of tale that fascinates filmmaker Anjou (The
Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, A Cantor’s Tale). He has a particular passion for Jewish culture and storytelling, and is committed to mining the territory between tradition and modernity as American Jewish life continues to reshape itself in the 21st century. And he serves it all up deliciously in this hit film, which was released theatrically in 2015 following screenings at major film festivals nationwide.
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
- Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English- Spanish
“Ziggy and Dennis Talk Deli,”
“Ziggy Visits Acme Fish”
“Sam Brummer’s Story,”
Original theatrical trailer.