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Criterion Press Release: Medium Cool (DVD)


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 15 2013 - 09:24 AM






MEDIUM COOL - Blu-Ray & DVD Editions 
It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Days of Heaven) decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. His debut feature, Medium Cool, plunges us into that moment. With its mix of scripted fiction and seat-of-the-pants documentary technique, this story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman (Jackie Brown’s Robert Forster) is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.
 
1969 • 110 minutes • Color • Monaural • 1.85:1 aspect ratio

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 
• New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Haskell Wexler, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
• Two audio commentaries, one featuring Wexler, actor Marianna Hill, and editor Paul Golding, the other featuring historian Paul Cronin
• New interview with Wexler 
• Look Out Haskell, It’s Real!, a fifty-five-minute documentary about the making of Medium Cool, produced by Cronin and featuring interviews with Wexler, Golding, actors Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, and Robert Forster, Chicago historian Studs Terkel, and others
• Excerpts from Sooner or Later, a documentary by Cronin about Harold Blankenship, who plays the adolescent Harold in the film
• Original theatrical trailer
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic and programmer Thomas Beard

TITLE: Medium Cool (BLU-RAY EDITION)                                     
CAT. NO: CC2264BD
UPC: 7-15515-10631-3
ISBN: 978-1-60465-728-9
SRP: $39.95                                                                        
PREBOOK: 4/23/13
STREET: 5/21/13
 
TITLE: Medium Cool (2-DVD EDITION)                                     
CAT. NO: CC2265D
UPC: 7-15515-10621-4
ISBN: 978-1-60465-727-2
SRP: $29.95                                                      
PREBOOK: 4/23/13
STREET: 5/21/13


 

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