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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Local Hero (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Bill Forsyth put Scottish cinema on the map with this delightfully eccentric culture-clash comedy. Riffing on popular representations of Scottish life and folklore, Local Hero follows the Texas oil executive Mac (Peter Riegert), who is dispatched by his crackpot boss (Burt Lancaster) to a remote seaside village in Scotland with orders to buy out the town and develop the region for an oil refinery. But as business mixes with pleasure, Mac finds himself enchanted by both the picturesque community and its oddball denizens—and Texas starts to feel awfully far away. Packed with a near nonstop stream of droll one-liners and deadpan gags, this enchanting cult hit finds Forsyth surveying the idiosyncrasies of small-town life with the satirical verve of a latter-day Preston Sturges, arriving at a sly commentary on conservation, corporate greed, and the legacies we leave behind.

    FILM INFO
    • Bill Forsyth
    • United Kingdom
    • 1983
    • 111 minutes
    • Color
    • 1.78:1
    • English
    • Spine #994

      DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
      • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
      • New conversation between Forsyth and film critic David Cairns
      • Shooting from the Heart, a 1985 documentary about the work of cinematographer Chris Menges
      • Episode of The South Bank Show from 1983 about the production of the film
      • The Making of “Local Hero,” a documentary made during the film’s production, featuring interviews with actors Burt Lancaster and Peter Riegert
      • I Thought Maybe I’d Get to Meet Alan Whicker, a 1983 interview with Forsyth on his early career in documentaries, his first narrative features, and the success of Local Hero
      • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Jonny Murray
      New cover by Mark Thomas

      September 24, 2019
     
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    Ronald Epstein

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    Sweet!!! This makes me happy.
     
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    This should make a lot of people happy, including me.
     
  5. Todd Erwin

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    Too bad there is no isolated score from Mark Knopfler...
     
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    davidmatychuk Cinematographer

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    Oh, man, what a relief. I may watch this ten times in a row when I get it. Thank you, Criterion! Now go get "Comfort and Joy"!
     
  7. David Weicker

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    Fantastic film

    Will look right at home next to my UK versions of That Sinking Feeling, Gregory’s Girl, and Comfort And Joy
     
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    Great news! :dancing-banana-04:
     
  9. Hollywoodaholic

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    It will be a pleasure to retire my Warners snapcase DVD.
     
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    As Mother Teresa was always fond of saying...

    WHOOP, THERE IT IS!!!

    Outfreakingstanding!
     
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    Great news! Love the movie, Love any Bill Forsyth movie really.
    I cannot wait--- day one pre-order!
     
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    I rarely get Criterions but this is on my must have. A favorite I had nearly forgot about.
     
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    Easily had on CD.
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
  15. AnthonyClarke

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    Fantastic news. I will of course have to repack it into my venerable Snapcase.
    One of my favourite titles .. .it'll go up on the 'special' shelf alongside 'Withnail and I'.
     
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    I can only say this is one lovely film.
     
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    I wonder if it’s priced for more than a handful of sand.
     
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    Withnail and I is on a special shelf all by itself, with the Australian seashells, in honour of you, as you were the one who drew my attention to the special edition, custom-cover release on this site, five years ago! IMG_8928.
     
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    Great to see, Titch. Our special set is dedicated to my wife Robyn (who you can see with me in my bio pic, taken in 1969!). And the sea-shells look great too. They'll be just as appropriate of course for 'Local Hero'.
     
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