USA drama 1969 color 113 min.
Director: John Schlesinger
CAV: out-of-print collectible
2 discs, catalog # CC1270L

John Schlesinger's keen-eyed character studies crackle with tension as eros and ambition collide. Visually vivid tours-de-force with hunger at their hearts, these are keynote films of the sexual revolution, early warning signs of the cultural confusion to come. Here one of the most provocative living directors speaks out.

"Superb ... In addition to a pristine color transfer, the two-disc set provides an informative second soundtrack." -Richard Christiansen, The Chicago Tribune

Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight star in a keen-eyed character study of all-abiding love on the seamiest side of Manhattan. Voight is a country bumpkin seeking a career as a gigolo; Hoffman plays his seedy friend, Ratso Rizzo. This outstanding film won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Screenplay Adaptation.

Criterion's special edition features:

  • New widescreen transfer approved by director John Schlesinger
  • Exclusive audio commentary by Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman
  • The original theatrical trailer
  • Behind-the-scenes production photos, text about the making of the film, and script analysis

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