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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Real Life (1979) (4k UHD Combo) (Blu-ray) (1 Viewer)

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Decades before reality television reigned supreme, there was Albert Brooks’s debut feature, Real Life, a brilliantly deadpan, stylistically innovative satire about the perils and pitfalls of trying to capture the truth on film. The writer-director plays “Albert Brooks,” a narcissistic Hollywood filmmaker who plans to spend the year in Phoenix embedded with Warren and Jeanette Yeager (Charles Grodin and Frances Lee McCain) and their two children, deploying an arsenal of cutting-edge equipment (including the over-the-head Ettinaur 226XL camera) to capture an American family’s ordinary day-to-day. Chronicling the project’s disastrous fallout, as the meddlesome Albert can’t help getting too close to his subjects, this pioneering mockumentary is more relevant than ever amid today’s media landscape.

FILM INFO​

  • United States
  • 1979
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1231

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Albert Brooks, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • New interview with Brooks
    • New interview with actor Frances Lee McCain
    • 3D trailer directed by Brooks
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

      New cover based on an original theatrical poster

      August 27, 2024
 

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My favorite Albert Brooks film and very funny. It was broadcast on TCM recently and was surprised since it's not shown on tv that much. Have the very old dvd release so happy for the upgrade. I wish there was a commentary on it.
 

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