BD 83 Harold and Maude

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swo17
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BD 83 Harold and Maude

#1 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:21 pm

Harold and Maude

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A glorious mixture of the riotously morbid and joyously life-affirming, Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude was an instant counter-culture favourite on its release in 1971, and whose popularity has spread in the decades since to become simply one of the most beloved cult comedies ever made.

Following the burgeoning relationship between the gloomy, 20-year-old, suicide-staging Harold (Bud Cort), suffocated by his wealthy homestead, and the sprightly octogenarian Maude (Ruth Gordon), whose bohemian wiles and open-arms approach to living enable his first gentle steps towards embracing existence.

With its brilliant script by Colin Higgins, a magnificent, standard-setting soundtrack by Cat Stevens, wonderful performances, and Hal Ashby's stunning directorial control, Harold and Maude combines a jet-black comic edge with romance, philosophy, satire and beauty to form a masterfully funny and moving whole. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this masterpiece for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

BLU-RAY ONLY EDITION

• Gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation on the Blu-ray, progressive encode on the DVD
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• New and exclusive video discussion of the film by critic David Cairns
• Audio commentary by Hal Ashby biographer Nick Dawson and producer Charles B. Mulvehill
• 40-PAGE BOOKLET featuring archival interviews with director Hal Ashby and writer-producer Colin Higgins, a 1971 profile of star Ruth Gordon, and rare archival imagery

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Re: BD 83 Harold and Maude

#2 Post by PfR73 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:04 am

Any chance this will have the trailers from the old Paramount DVD that had unused footage, but weren't included on the Criterion disc?

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Re: BD 83 Harold and Maude

#3 Post by manicsounds » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:04 am

• Gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation on the Blu-ray, progressive encode on the DVD
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• New and exclusive video discussion of the film by critic David Cairns
• Audio commentary by Hal Ashby biographer Nick Dawson and producer Charles B. Mulvehill
• 40-PAGE BOOKLET featuring archival interviews with director Hal Ashby and writer-producer Colin Higgins, a 1971 profile of star Ruth Gordon, and rare archival imagery
The Criterion commentary is the only overlap

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Re: BD 83 Harold and Maude

#4 Post by zedz » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:35 pm

manicsounds wrote:The Criterion commentary is the only overlap
One out of two special features ain't bad!

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Re: BD 83 Harold and Maude

#5 Post by What A Disgrace » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:13 am

Hey, I'm getting the MoC.

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Re: BD 83 Harold and Maude

#6 Post by lisaa » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:05 am

On Twitter, MoC have confirmed Annie Tresgot's "Portrait of a 60% Perfect Man" as an extra.

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