Midnight Cowboy - The Criterion Collection (Restored) [Blu-ray] £9.99 @ Zoom
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Midnight Cowboy - The Criterion Collection (Restored) [Blu-ray] £9.99 @ Zoom

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Posted 12th Jul
John Schlesinger’s trailblazing Oscar winner, a touchstone of the New American Cinema explosion, in a new 4K restoration.

One of the British New Wave’s most versatile directors, JOHN SCHLESINGER (Billy Liar) came to New York in the late-1960s to make Midnight Cowboy, a picaresque story of friendship that captured a city in crisis and sparked a new era of Hollywood movies. JON VOIGHT (Coming Home) delivers a career-making performance as Joe Buck, a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy city women; he finds a companion in Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida, played by DUSTIN HOFFMAN in a radical departure from his breakthrough in The Graduate. A critical and commercial success despite controversy over what the MPAA termed its “homosexual frame of reference,” Midnight Cowboy became the first X-rated film to receive the best picture Oscar, and decades on, its influence still reverberates through cinema.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

• Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio

• Audio commentary from 1991 featuring director John Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman

• New selected-scene commentary by cinematographer Adam Holender

• The Crowd Around the Cowboy, a 1969 short film made on location for Midnight Cowboy

• Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey, an Academy Award–nominated documentary from 1990 by Eugene Corr and Robert Hillmann

• Two short 2004 documentaries on the making and release of Midnight Cowboy

• Interview with actor Jon Voight on The David Frost Show from 1970

• Interview from 2000 with Schlesinger for BAFTA Los Angeles

• Excerpts from the 2002 BAFTA LA Tribute to Schlesinger, featuring Voight and actor Dustin Hoffman

• Trailer

An Essay by critic by Mark Harris


Actor Ruth White, Bob Balaban, Dustin Hoffman, Viva Taylor Mead, Brenda Vaccaro, Jon Voight, Paul Morrissey, John McGiver, Jennifer Salt, Sylvia Miles, Barnard Hughes
Director John Schlesinger
Music John Barry, Harry Nilsson
Based on The novel by James Leo Herlihy
Format Type Blu-ray
Catalogue No CC2889BDUK
Certificate 18
Release Date 28/05/2018
Studio Description Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Region Region B
Running Time (mins) 113
Discs 1 disc(s)
Produced (year) 1969
Colour Colour
Extras Language(s): English|Interactive Menu Bonus Footage|Commentary: Audio commentary by director John Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman; Selected scene commentary by cinematographer Adam Holender|Documentaries: ‘The Crowd Around the Cowboy’ short film; ‘Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey’|Interviews: Interviews with actor Jon Voight from 1970, director John Schlesinger from 2000|Essay by critic Mark Harris|Trailers
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great must watch film.
Great deal, heat added, cheers!
one of them films that you watch and think what was that. max and paddy take on this is very funny imo
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