Real Life (Criterion Collection) (4K + Blu ray) [USA]

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Release Date: August 27, 2024
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Director: Albert Brooks
Writers: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson, Harry Shearer
Starring: Charles Grodin, Frances Lee McCain, J.A. Preston, Matthew Tobin, Albert Brooks
  • United States
  • 1979
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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Decades before reality television reigned supreme, there was Albert Brooks’s debut feature, Real Life, a brilliantly deadpan, stylistically innovative satire about the perils and pitfalls of trying to capture the truth on film. The writer-director plays “Albert Brooks,” a narcissistic Hollywood filmmaker who plans to spend the year in Phoenix embedded with Warren and Jeanette Yeager (Charles Grodin and Frances Lee McCain) and their two children, deploying an arsenal of cutting-edge equipment (including the over-the-head Ettinaur 226XL camera) to capture an American family’s ordinary day-to-day. Chronicling the project’s disastrous fallout, as the meddlesome Albert can’t help getting too close to his subjects, this pioneering mockumentary is more relevant than ever amid today’s media landscape.

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Albert Brooks, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • New interview with Brooks
  • New interview with actor Frances Lee McCain
  • 3D trailer directed by Brooks
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic A. S. Hamrah
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