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Pawnbroker (1964) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 03 2014 - 11:10 AM

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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   rsmithjr

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Posted February 03 2014 - 05:45 PM

This is a great film.

 

I once met director Sidney Lumet and told him that I had seen this 125 times.  He seemed interested until I told him I was a union projectionist in college.  :) Actually, he was very charming.

 

It is fully worth 125 viewings.  I will replace my DVD with a Blu-ray without fail.

 

 

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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   davidHartzog

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Posted February 03 2014 - 06:30 PM

Great film that seems to have fallen beneath the rradar. Lumet, Steiger are brilliant.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   bujaki

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Posted February 03 2014 - 06:30 PM

I staggered out of the theater when I saw this during its original run. It's that powerful. Rod Steiger's finest performance, overlooked by the Academy voters. I haven't seen it since, but I'm sure I'll get to this BD at some point.



#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted February 03 2014 - 06:55 PM

This and SOPHIE'S CHOICE would make a superb (if lengthy) double-feature. If you go with this, I would suggest running THE PAWNBROKER second, as it's the better film (imho).






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