Cult Eddie Murphy fantasy comedy The Nutty Professor is returning to DVD just in time for Christmas in a 2-film box set, completed by the sequel Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.
The superb Rick Baker won yet another Best Make-up Oscar for his work on The Nutty Professor - an honour he first received in 1981 for An American Werewolf in London. The first film, of course, is based on the Jekyll and Hyde take-off made in 1963 by Jerry Lewis.
The Nutty Professor synopsis: Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman, a kind, brilliant, “calorifically challenged” genetics professor. When beautiful Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett) joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size to win her heart. So, with one swig of his experimental fat-reducing serum, Sherman becomes "Buddy Love", a fast-talking, pumped-up, plumped-down Don Juan. But both the potion and Buddy prove to be uncontrollable, and Sherman discovers he has created a monster! Can Sherman stop his buff alter ego before it's too late or will Buddy have the last laugh?
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps synopsis: The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines (Janet Jackson – who replaced a pregnant Jada Pinkett), and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses ageing. But Sherman’s thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out and a big piece of the action. And when Buddy gets loose, things get seriously nutty. Now, it’s up to Mama, Papa, Ernie and Granny Klump to throw their weight around and save the day.
The set is packed with extra features and sure to be a hit with fans of Murphy’s wild comedy style. It’s on sale from November 28th.
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