If all you know is the lengthy & boring "Meet Joe Black," you owe it to yourself to see the simplicity and charm of the original, of which it was based. The concept of a naive Death desiring to know why people fear him is a great hook. For Ellen. Death Takes a Holiday. What a great movie, the story of "Death" wishing to under stand the fear of the unknown. When I first saw "Meet JOe Black", with Brad Pitt, I said "HEY! It was missing several minutes of the beginning... but there's some light humor in there and it is interesting to watch the Reaper try to figure out what the lives are like that he's taking, Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2018. Death goes on holiday and falls in love with a, Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2019. Made in 1934, this is certainly one of Hollywood's golden oldies - any film that is still powerful 77 years after it was made is indeed a classic. Will love prove stronger than death? ) Blonde Venus. I love old movies and this is a keeper. Great cast, very well acted and shot in black and white. Also as a human, no one dies ! Janie Jones. For fans of classic films this one Not too be missed ! I purchased the movie in the VHS format. Enjoyable, but don't expect a logical plot or great drama, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 12, 2017. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Maladies. Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2018, Don't waste your time on Brad Pitt's 3-hour fiasco of "Meet Joe Black" which was loosely based on "Death Takes a Holiday." The Newcomers. Waiting for the Miracle to Come. 1h 19m. I shared this classic with my husband. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. They just remade "Death Takes A Holiday!". "Death Take A Holiday" has been remade many times since the Fredric March version. You May Also Like. Handsome Frederic March portrays Prince Sirki, the otherworldly protagonist, as a seductive, hot-tempered, bad boy kinda Grim Reaper! Gallows Road. Also check out a great remake,same name. The quality of the DVD could be better, as the film has obviously not been very well re-mastered - but it's great fun to see Fredric March as Prince Sirki, arguably the definitive Angel of Death, and to just enjoy seeing a genuine piece of the magic of old Hollywood. Only by assuming human form for a time can "Death" know the answer. They just remade "Death Takes A Holiday!". Kind of a weird start, but there's some light humor in there and it is interesting to watch the Reaper try to figure out what the lives are like that he's taking. This is a simply haunting, delicately morbid, black and white movie that bears repeated watching. "Death Take A Holiday" has been remade many times since the Fredric March version. That there is still interest in this old classic is testament to its longevity and power - I think it's safe to say that no one will be watching "Meet Joe Black" 77 years from now... heck, nobody is watching or talking about it now! Travelling or based outside United States? I had this on a VHS-video-cassette-tape. watch the "other two films, OK. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The "Original" 1934 film. I first saw "Death Takes A Holiday" 45 years ago. In 1971 staring "Yvette Mimieux", in color. Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2011. It took YEARS to find a DVD version. Being set in the 30's I would have expected it to feel and be slow, but the pace was good. I shared this classic with my husband. Friends,food,love. Not in war, accidents, or very ill. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Why the fear of "Him". Sorry "Brad" fans. Now I have a copy. ... Watch For Free. When I first saw "Meet JOe Black", with Brad Pitt, I said "HEY! Select the department you want to search in. What does it all mean? FINALLY, thanks to Amazon ( and their distributors) I was able to, once again, enjoy this classic tale about what would happen, if "Death" came and lived among us in our form? 88% Drama 1934. Now I have a copy. It took YEARS to find a DVD version. But once VHS went "out of style" it was hard to find my favorite in DVD format. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This was a really great movie for the Frederic March fans out there, and it is the original "Meet Joe Black" starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins. as Death in the remake as Death has great eyes and a cool cloak! Abundant Acreage Available. At less that 90 minutes, this version still holds up - the villa, costumes and characters are all golden age Hollywood. With a surprise ending to a classic film. Beautifully set and dressed, it feels very much like a stage play that has been filmed with little or no adaptation for the screen (typical of many melodramas of the early Talkie years), which it probably was. (Meet Joe Black) w / "Brad Pitt", good actor,just a bad Rip-Off of the classic film. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2015, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Widescreen Edition), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Frederic is death personified and what a charmer! He attracts the attention of all the ladies including the lovely Grazia (Evelyn Venable) who becomes enmeshed in the ultimate fatal attraction-with Death itself. Thank you, Amazon, for helping me rebuild my movie library. An enjoyable, if rather talky, supernatural romantic drama. Lady Godiva. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Video availability outside of United States varies. Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2012. When the Grim Reaper (Fredric March) goes on a three-day holiday, he takes the form of a visiting prince and falls for a woman both in love with life and infatuated with death. Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2020. Sign in to see videos available to you. Thus "we ' come to under stand "Him" also. Heard about this from a friend and thought I would check it out. This movie is gorgeous in black and white and some special effects (the shroud, for one) which surprised me. Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2013. Thank you for yer time. What to "Live" is like, to taste life as he never has . TVPG. Thank you, Amazon, for helping me rebuild my movie library. Stay. "Death Takes A Holiday" B / W, Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018.
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