987 Klute

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swo17
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987 Klute

#1 Post by swo17 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:17 pm

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With her Oscar-winning turn in Klute, Jane Fonda arrived full-fledged as a new kind of movie star. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels—a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the focal point of a missing-person investigation when detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) turns up at her door—Fonda made the film her own, putting an independent woman and escort on-screen with a frankness that had not yet been attempted in Hollywood. Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Pakula, and lensed by master cinematographer Gordon Willis, Klute is a character study thick with dread, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by camera operator Michael Chapman, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• New conversation between actors Jane Fonda and Illeana Douglas
• New documentary about Klute and director Alan J. Pakula by filmmaker Matthew Miele, featuring scholars, filmmakers, and Pakula's family and friends
The Look of "Klute," a new interview with writer Amy Fine Collins
• Archival interviews with Pakula and Fonda
"Klute" in New York, a short documentary made during the shooting of the film
• PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris and excerpts from a 1972 interview with Pakula

Close The Door, Raymond
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Re: 987 Klute

#2 Post by Close The Door, Raymond » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 pm

I guess it was too much to hope for the Pakula-Fonda 1981 misfire "Rollover" as a special extra feature.

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Re: 987 Klute

#3 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:52 pm

It not being included is the bonus

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Re: 987 Klute

#4 Post by whaleallright » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:19 pm

[Spending 12 hours painstakingly arranging the lighting in my living room in honor of this announcement.]

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Re: 987 Klute

#5 Post by knives » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:32 pm

It's the only Pakula I have left so I would have appreciated the free way to attain it.

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