Igor (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Tony Leondis

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This hilarious animated twist on the classic monster movie is must-see family fun! Determined to prove he can create his own diabolical invention, a mad scientist's (John Cleese) nice-guy assistant Igor (John Cusack) creates a female Franken-monster. But his creation, Eva (Molly Shannon), is sweet and sings show tunes! That is, until she falls into the clutches of Dr. Schadenfreude (Eddie Izzard) and his shape-shifting girlfriend (Jennifer Coolidge). Now it's up to Igor and his sidekicks (Steve Buscemi and Sean Hayes) to save Eva -- and their country -- from real evildoers, including sneaky Prince Malpert (Jay Leno)!

Specifications

Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 210441829
UPC 883904133285
UPC 14 00883904133285
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/11/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Animated Characters
Family (General)
Monsters
Slapstick
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In the 2008 computer-animated comedy IGOR, John Cusack provides the voice for the title character, one of many "Igors," whose sole purpose in life is to assist mad scientists in their diabolical experiments with a dutiful and mindless "Yes, master." When Cusack's bright, determined Igor strikes out on his own and creates the Frankenstein's-monster-like Eva (Molly Shannon), aided by a resurrected rabbit named Scamper (Steve Buscemi) and a mislabeled talking brain named Brian (Sean Hayes), his efforts incur the wrath of the winkingly monikered Dr. Schadenfreude (Eddie Izzard), who is set on putting Igor back in his henchman slot of the horror hierarchy.^Directed by Tony Leonidas (LILO & STITCH 2: STITCH HAS A GLITCH), IGOR takes many of its macabre cues from horror-comedy classics THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, mixing monster-movie elements with moments of clever humor and generous amounts of slapstick. Although there are dark undercurrents in IGOR (see Buscemi's sarcastic, suicidal hare), the film generally sticks to a family-friendly misfit-makes-good theme, keeping it in the quirky vein of fellow CG-animation movies such as THE CORPSE BRIDE and MONSTERS, INC. While the cast is impressive (particularly the gloriously hammy Izzard), the surprisingly lively gothic-laboratory aesthetic of IGOR is its true star, with the playful visuals leaving plenty for both adults and children to marvel at.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "Clearly inspired by the dark-hearted stop-motion fables of Tim Burton...[a] fever-pitched computer-generated whizbang....The film's design is suitably cartoon Gothic..." 09/19/2008
USA Today "If Mel Brooks were to team up with Tim Burton, the result might be something like the loony and colorfully tantalizing animated film IGOR." 09/19/2008
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a compellingly oddball tale that should eventually find its niche as a minor late-night cult classic for NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS fans." 12/01/2008 p.60
Directors
Tony Leondis
Cast & Crew
Patrick Doyle - Composer
Max Howard - Producer
James Lipton - Voice
Jennifer Coolidge - Voice
Jean-Luc de Fanti - Executive Producer
Eddie Izzard - Voice
Sean Hayes - Voice
John Cusack - Voice
John D. Eraklis - Producer
Arsenio Hall - Voice
Molly Shannon - Voice
Christian Slater - Voice
John Cleese - Voice
Steve Buscemi - Voice
Jay Leno - Voice
Chris McKenna - Screenwriter
Tony Leondis - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2008
Catalog ID 113328
UPC 00883904133285
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 87 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Igor is the Rodney Dangerfield of cinematic sidekicks. With rare exceptions (Marty Feldman's turn in Young Frankenstein), the deformed lab assistant gets little horror movie respect...It's always about the monster or the mad scientist, not the hunchbacked scrub doing all the dirty work. In the imaginative new animated feature Igor, director Anthony Leondis and writer Chris McKenna try to change our perception of the often marginalized character. While there's imagination to spare, the storyline is often bogged down by the obvious animation conventions...At first, Igor establishes some very clever macabre mythology. The "born into servitude" angle, along with the entire sidekick school and master/servant dynamic does a good job of establishing the odds against our hero. Cusack's voice fits the demands of the role perfectly, since we are supposed to see humor and warmth within this persecuted pawn's deformed facade...Where things go a bit wonky is in the introduction of Eva. More sideshow attraction than sinister creature, this Meryl Streep-wannabe with mismatched body parts is all stereotypes and drama-queen preening...Still, by avoiding the standard anthropomorphized animals and oh-too-clever pop culture references, Igor ends up winning us over. The design elements are often breathtaking, and Leondis truly understands the narrative's goofy Goth needs. It doesn't matter that McKenna's script often feels as superficial as the TV series he's best known for (American Dad)...For a format that frequently flails about aimlessly, this CGI spook-show is an adventurous, amiable attraction.
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Reviewer Bill Gibron
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review "Igor" is a dysfunctional family film. One of the lead character's sidekicks is a brain floating in a jar and the other is a scrawny rabbit that is constantly trying to commit suicide. Your kindergartner might have a few complicated questions on the minivan ride home...But the almost relentlessly dark palette isn't the problem with this movie, which was made by the French animation studio responsible for "Rolie Polie Olie." The filmmakers waste some clever and subversive writing by cramming everything into a Disneyfied plot filled with misunderstandings and morality speeches. ("It's better to be a good nobody than an evil somebody!") Like the female Frankenstein monster at the center of the film, the parts don't quite fit...In style and tone, "Igor" seems more like a short from the adult-oriented "Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation," or the Mike Judge-produced "The Animation Show." The computer-animated visuals look drab when compared with recent Pixar and DreamWorks offerings, and the character design leans more toward disturbing than cute. Put the inhabitants of this film on a fast-food restaurant kids' meal, and everyone will lose their appetite...But the writing by "American Dad" contributor Chris McKenna is sharp, making fun of the monster films of the black-and-white era while weaving in current popular culture targets as well...While the overall review is mixed, the film does deserve one big compliment: The music is excellent, featuring everything from retro swing to classic rhythm and blues. This is the only animated film you'll see all year with "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" on the soundtrack.
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Reviewer Peter Hartlaub
ReviewRating 6
Features
Widescreen, English, Spanish, Subtitled, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Claudia Puig, USA Today If Mel Brooks were to team up with Tim Burton, the result might be something like the loony and colorfully tantalizing animated film Igor.
Eric Campos, Film Threat This is what ["The Nightmare Before Christmas"] fans have been waiting fifteen years for.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post Molly Shannon is dementedly charming as Eva.
Matthew Turner, ViewLondon Enjoyable animated comedy with likeable characters, impressive animation and some good gags...
Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com Monstrously funny and clever.

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