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Perhaps no director tapped into the pervasive sense of dread and mistrust that defined the 1970s more effectively than Alan J. Pakula, who, in the second installment of his celebrated Paranoia Trilogy, offers a chilling vision of America in the wake of the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King Jr. and about to be shocked by Watergate. Three years after witnessing the murder of a leading senator atop Seattle’s Space Needle, reporter Joseph Frady (Warren Beatty) begins digging into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the killing—and stumbles into a labyrinthine conspiracy far more sinister than he could have imagined. The Parallax View’s coolly stylized, shadow-etched compositions by acclaimed cinematographer Gordon Willis give visual expression to a mood that begins as an anxious whisper and ends as a scream into the void.<br />
FILM INFO<br />
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  • Alan J. Pakula<br />
  • United States<br />
  • 1974<br />
  • 102 minutes<br />
  • Color<br />
  • 2.39:1<br />
  • English<br />
  • Spine #1064<br />
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SPECIAL FEATURES<br />
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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray<br />
  • New introduction by filmmaker Alex Cox<br />
  • Interviews with director Alan J. Pakula from 1974 and 1995<br />
  • New program on cinematographer Gordon Willis featuring an interview with Willis from 2004<br />
  • New interview with Jon Boorstin, assistant to Pakula on The Parallax View<br />
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing<br />
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nathan Heller and a 1974 interview with Pakula

    New cover by Adam Maida

    February 9, 2021<br />
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I lot of people have been waiting on this particular title. Even though, I own the iTunes HD digital, I'll be purchasing this BD.
 
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So glad to see Paramount is doing business with Criterion again, as well as getting their catalog out through Paramount Presents! and Imprint. :) 'Bout time!
 

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Never seen this film. I don't think I am going to pay over $30 for it.

However, as an iTunes purchase, I will certainly consider if you guys recommend this film.
 
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Never seen this film. I don't think I am going to pay over $30 for it.

However, as an iTunes purchase, I will certainly consider if you guys recommend this film.
I think you will like it and it's one of Alan J. Pakula's best films. You can check with your local library to see if they will get it when it gets released. In the case with the Criterion release of Christ Stopped at Eboli i never saw it but checked it out at my local library and liked it enough to buy the Blu-ray.
 

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So glad to see Paramount is doing business with Criterion again, as well as getting their catalog out through Paramount Presents! and Imprint. :) 'Bout time!
Well, there's the 80's-90's movies that Paramount sold to Warner and were abandoned, and most of those are currently in out-of-copyright "orphan" status (I get complaints every time I say "Public domain"), showing up everywhere on streaming and third-party labels.
Criterion dips into classic PD titles, and they've recently had a wealth of MGM, Orion, and Paramount orphan titles to choose from, like "Shampoo" and "The Elephant Man".

The Paramount Presents label are the 50's-60's titles the studio held onto, like the Cary Grant wartime comedies, Martin & Lewis and Elvis musicals.
It's nice to see they're getting back on the physical horse, just like it's nice to see Criterion do a fairly good cover with not too many spoilers...

This has been my top Paramount title for years. The MOST paranoid film ever.
Robert Redford's "3 Days of the Condor" is also in Paramount-orphan status, but this is Warren Beatty-level political paranoia. :oops:
 

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Well, there's the 80's-90's movies that Paramount sold to Warner and were abandoned, and most of those are currently in out-of-copyright "orphan" status (I get complaints every time I say "Public domain"), showing up everywhere on streaming and third-party labels...
Paramount didn't sell anything to Warner - they only used Warner as a distributor for a while, but they still control all their titles.
 

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Well, there's the 80's-90's movies that Paramount sold to Warner and were abandoned, and most of those are currently in out-of-copyright "orphan" status (I get complaints every time I say "Public domain"), showing up everywhere on streaming and third-party labels.
Criterion dips into classic PD titles, and they've recently had a wealth of MGM, Orion, and Paramount orphan titles to choose from, like "Shampoo" and "The Elephant Man".

The Paramount Presents label are the 50's-60's titles the studio held onto, like the Cary Grant wartime comedies, Martin & Lewis and Elvis musicals.
It's nice to see they're getting back on the physical horse, just like it's nice to see Criterion do a fairly good cover with not too many spoilers...



Robert Redford's "3 Days of the Condor" is also in Paramount-orphan status, but this is Warren Beatty-level political paranoia. :oops:
A good one, but not quite imo
 

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Great film, which I've now seen at least a half dozen times since it's initial release. I do wish the Criterion would include commentary on its releases, though.
 
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This is yet another film horribly mishandled by the studio. Virtually everything in the library, some titles not even fives years old, necessitates a full restoration.

There are butchers handling these elements!
 

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This is yet another film horribly mishandled by the studio. Virtually everything in the library, some titles not even fives years old, necessitates a full restoration.

There are butchers handling these elements!
Are you talking about this upcoming BD release or just in general about Paramount titles?