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IN A WORLD . . . Seamus Tierney

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IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD Casts don’t come any crazier than in Stanley Kramer’s 1963 comedy about a bunch of oddballs in search of buried treasure. Said bunch boasts Spencer Tracy, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, and a Friars Club roast waiting to happen: Milton Berle, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, and Phil Silvers. Extras: restored digital transfer; extended version of film, documentary on sound and visual effects, original Stan Freberg television and radio ads for film. (Criterion Collection, dual Blu-ray/DVD, $49.95)

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