American Gigolo (Original Artwork) (4K UHD Limited Edition) (Arrow Video) (Arrow Store Exclusive) [USA]

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Release date: June 18, 2024
Purchase link: Arrow Video
Price: $45.00


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Original Artwork Edition
USA
Might be an arrow store exclusive TBC.

Canada
It's listed as Exclusive to Unobstructed View

THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLE VERSION AND WILL ONLY BE SHIPPED IN A BOX TO ENSURE DELIVERY IN THE BEST CONDITION POSSIBLE.

LIMITED OF 1 PER CUSTOMER

Paul Schrader, hot off writing the scripts for Martin Scorsese’s immortal classics Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, stepped into the director’s chair for the third time with 1980’s American Gigolo, a gripping tale of intrigue and deception set against the backdrop of sultry late-70s Los Angeles and starring Richard Gere in a breakthrough performance.

In a world of wealth and desire, high-end male escort Julian Kay (Gere) offers his love and attention to women in need. But when a client, the wife of a sadistic finance magnate, is found dead, all eyes turn to Julian as the prime suspect. Realizing he’s being framed, Julian races to prove his innocence, determined to unravel the mystery behind the setup. As he digs deeper into the case, he embarks on a journey that forces him to confront his own identity.

American Gigolo is a feast for the senses thanks to cinematography by John Bailey and costume design by Giorgio Armani, not to mention a soundtrack courtesy of “Father of Disco” Giorgio Moroder including the Grammy-nominated anthem “Call Me” by Blondie. Co-starring Lauren Hutton, Héctor Elizondo, and Bill Duke, American Gigolo is presented here in a brand new 4K remaster and packed with bonus features.
 
4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

• Brand new 4K remaster from the original negative by Arrow Films
• 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
• Original mono, stereo and 5.1 audio options
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Brand new audio commentary with film critic Adrian Martin
• Brand new interview with writer/director Paul Schrader
• Six Ways to Sunday, a brand new interview with actor Héctor Elizondo on detecting his character
• The Business of PLEASURE, a brand new interview with actor Bill Duke on Leon’s profession
• Montages and Monologues, a brand new interview with editor Richard Halsey on putting American Gigolo together
• The Non-Conformist, a brand new interview with camera operator King Baggot on American Gigolo
• Man Machine, a brand new interview with music supervisor & KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox on the music of Giorgio Moroder
• American Icon, a brand new interview with Professor Jennifer Clark on American Gigolo and the fashion landscape of the 80s
• Original trailer
• Image gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring two pieces of original artwork
• Double-sided foldout poster featuring two pieces of original artwork
• Six postcard-sized reproduction artcards
• Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Sinyard, an archival article by Bill Nichols, and original pressbook materials