Those who grew up in the 2000s and discovered their love for cinema during that time saw very regular parodies there — starting with the cult «Scary Movie» and its at least partially enjoyable sequels to brain-bending, humorous and dyslexic catastrophes like «Date Movie», «Fantastic Movie» or «My wife, the Spartans and I». Yes, that era could almost make you believe that parodies have to be like that — and that a minimum of foreign shame is simply part of it. If you want to be proven wrong, it is best to go back a little to the past: to the era of Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker.
The comedy trio consisting of Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker is best known for comedy cult classics such as » The Naked Gun » and » Hot Shots! ’, but found each other many years earlier – and shot the ‘Cannon’ template ‘ The Naked Gun ’ and spoof films such as ‘ Kentucky Fried Movie ’ or ‘ The Incredible Journey in a Crazy Airplane ’. Speaking of airplanes: With Val Kilmer, who also took his seat in one of these for what is perhaps his most famous role – after “Top Gun” he will also soon be seen in “Top Gun 2: Maverick” – they shot the wonderfully quirky secret agent in 1984 — parody «top secret! “.
Although it has also long enjoyed cult status, it never achieved the popularity of the really big Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker hits. This is also shown by the fact that the film had not even been released in HD until recently. But now the time has finally come: «Top Secret!» has finally been available on Blu-ray since May 19, 2022!
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Have you perhaps never heard of the film? Then so much has already been said to you: a lot of things await you that you have probably never seen before — including a cow scene for eternity (even if it doesn’t go quite as high for the four-legged friends in it as as the cover promises), by far the best underwater bar fight ever, and a scene in a library that lasted over a minute and was played completely backwards!
That’s what «Top Secret!» is about.
«Top Secret!» revolves around the celebrated superstar and singer Nick Rivers ( Val Kilmer ), who melts the hearts of his fans with his brisk hip movement and a mix of Elvis, Beach Boys and Buddy Holly. When one day he makes his way to East Germany, where his next big performance is to take place, Nick’s life abruptly takes a drastic turn: the concert is actually only used as a diversionary maneuver by the GDR to avoid a NATO submarine fleet to attack
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