The Swimmer (1968) (Blu-ray Limited Edition) (Powerhouse Films) [UK]

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Contributor Steels/Arrow
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Sep 10, 2012
32,678
Navan/Ireland
Release date: August 22, 2022
Purchase links: Powerhouse Films - Amazon UK - Zavvi
Price: £18.99
Notes: Limited to 5000

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Contributor Steels/Arrow
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Sep 10, 2012
32,678
Navan/Ireland
(Frank Perry, 1968)
Release date: 22 August 2022
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

One of the few bona fide counter-cultural films to be produced by a major studio, The Swimmer is a sun-scorched and surreal suburban satire that boasts a fine performance from Burt Lancaster (Castle Keep, Buffalo Bill and the Indians) as Ned Merrill, the all-American man who one day determines to swim home to his Connecticut mansion via a series of pools in his neighbourhood.

Directed by Frank Perry (Diary of a Mad Housewife) imbues Eleanor Perry’s (David and Lisa, Ladybug Ladybug) adaptation of John Cheever’s short story with stunning expressionistic flourishes, creating a true masterpiece of cinema.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Frank Perry biographer Justin Bozung (2022)
  • The original New Yorker short story read by author John Cheever
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Illeana Douglas trailer commentary (2019)
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Sophie Monks Kaufman, a profile of writer John Cheever, extracts from interviews with Frank Perry and Eleanor Perry on the making of the film, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 5,000 copies for the UK
  • More extras to be announced

All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
 
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