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9 to 5 is an oft funny social comedy thanks in large part to the trio of female leads, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton with honorable mention to Dabney Coleman for playing their jackass boss.

 

 

9 to 5
— The Limited Edition Series —
(1980)

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Twilight Time | PG – 110 min. – $29.95 | September 13, 2016

Date Published: 10/23/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Colin Higgins
Writer(s): Patricia Resnick (story), Colin Higgins and Patricia Resnick (screenplay)
Cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson
DISC INFO:
Features:
Audio Commentaries, Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0), English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 42.5 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


9 to 5, written by Patricia Resnick and directed by Colin Higgins, is an of-the-moment social comedy with enduring ramifications, focusing on the trials and tribulations of three working women — Judy Bernly (JANE FONDA), Violet Newstead (LILY TOMLIN) and Dorelee Rhodes (DOLLY PARTON). Suffering under the world’s worst—and most sexist—boss (DABNEY COLEMAN), the trio live out their madcap fantasies of revenge and ultimate triumph, proving themselves magnificently in the process.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.75/5


The disc is actually packed full of features. Included is the usual 8-page booklet.

Audio Commentaries – Two tracks are included: 1) Actresses Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, and Producer Bruce Gilbert; and 2) Screenwriter Patricia Resnick and Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman.

Both tracks are good with the first being a bit lighthearted of friends laughing it up while the second is a bit more technical yet still entertaining.

Nine @ 25: Revisiting a Comedy Classic (24:37; SD) is a retrospective featurette from 2005 (if my math is correct) and includes interviews with the cast and crew as they look back at the film and it’s social commentary.

Remembering Colin Higgins (4:42; SD) is a memoriam for the late director who passed away back in 1988.

Singing Nine to Five Karaoke (3:27; SD) – Now you can sing the hit song out of tune!

Deleted Scenes (22:51; HD) – There are a few scenes included here, in rough form, but nothing particularly noteworthy but somewhat funny.

Dolly Parton & Lily Tomlin Interviews (20:39; SD) are some extra footage with the two actresses discussing the film.

Gag Reel (11:37; SD)

Animation Reel (5:35; SD) is comparison of live action footage, pencil tests, storyboards and final animation composites.

Original Theatrical Trailer (1:41; SD)

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


9 to 5 arrives on Blu-ray presented with a 1080p high-definition transfer and show in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio. I was fairly impressed with this transfer of a 36 year old movie. Detail was well defined and colors were relatively bright while skin tones appeared to be natural. I didn’t notice many major instances of dust marks or aliasing so it would seem MGM provided Twilight Time with a very nice HD master.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The disc includes the option of a 2.0 and 1.0 DTS-HD MA track and either one is serviceable but this is pretty much dialogue driven film with some nice mixture for the various songs thrown in which gives it some OK depth. There were no pops or heavy noise present.


OVERALL – 3.75/5


Overall, 9 to 5 is an oft funny social comedy thanks in large part to the trio of female leads, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton with honorable mention to Dabney Coleman for playing their jackass boss. This Blu-ray released through Twilight Time offers great video and audio transfers and a fine selection of special features.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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