The Woody Allen Collection, Vol. 1
In "Bananas" (1971), one of Woody Allen's craziest comedies, he plays Fielding Mellish, a sheepish product tester whose feelings for a political activist (then-wife Louise Lasser) draw him into a revolution brewing in the tiny Latin American country of San Marcos...and, ultimately, to the role of president. Co-stars Carlos Montalban, and Howard Cosell as himself; look for an unbilled Sylvester Stallone. Next, "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex* *But Were Afraid To Ask" (1972) is a frantically fractured look at sexual manners, complete with sexy sheep, giant breasts, chastity belts...and the oddest assortment of characters you'll ever see. Allen, Gene Wilder, Burt Reynolds, Lynn Redgrave star. And, Allen takes playful pokes at 19th-century Russian literature and Ingmar Bergman movies with his uproarious satire about an unlikely war hero who hopes to bring about an end to the Napoleonic Wars by assassinating the Little Corporal in Moscow. Allen, Diane Keaton, Harold Gould, James Tolkan, Jessica Harper star in "Love And Death" (1975). Eight-disc set also includes "Sleeper," "Annie Hall," "Interiors," "Manhattan," and "Stardust Memories." 11 3/4 hrs. total.