On September 9, 2014, Kino Lorber films released A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Blu-ray. Richard Lester directed the film which starred Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, and Phil Silvers.
‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ Movie Summary
With A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Pseudolus is the laziest slave in Rome, but he still has one wish; that is to purchase his freedom any way he can. After his master and mistress leave for the day to see her mother, Pseudolus finds out that his young master, Hero, is smitten with a girl next door. Her name is Philia. In fact, she’s a young virgin in the house of Marcus Lycus who is a slave dealer specializing in beautiful women. Pseudolus schemes with Hero and Marcus Lycus where he will be freed if he can procure the girl for Hero. Things go south when Hero’s parents return home, and the mighty Captain Miles Gloriosus shows up to claim his bride, Philia.