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Tom Jones (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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Actor: Albert Finney

Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Director: Tony Richardson

Edition: Criterion Collection

Format: Special Edition

Number Of Discs: 2

Publisher: Criterion Collection

Release Date: 2018-02-27

Running Time: 128

Details: In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, a movement whose gritty realism they had helped establish, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful narrative territory. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding s canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining turn), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England s rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression.

TWO-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director s cut, both supervised by director of photography Walter Lassally, with uncompressed monaural and stereo soundtracks
- New program on the film s cinematography featuring a conversation between Lassally and critic Peter Cowie
- Excerpt from a 1982 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring actor Albert Finney
- New interview with actor Vanessa Redgrave on director Tony Richardson, to whom she was married from 1962 to 1967
- New interview with film scholar Duncan Petrie on the movie s impact on British cinema
- Illustrated archival audio interview with composer John Addison on his Oscar-winning score for the film
- New interview with the director s-cut editor, Robert Lambert
- PLUS: An essay by scholar Neil Sinyard

UPC: 715515209915

EAN: 0715515209915