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That Cold Day in the Park (1969) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition (DVD)
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How far will a 32 year-old virgin go to possess a 19 year-old boy? Just prior to his career breakthrough M*A*S*H, Robert Altman made this memorably unsettling psychological thriller, which originally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Frances Austen, a young, wealthy spinster, invites a mute teenager into her apartment after finding him freezing in the park next to where she lives. Despite her best efforts, their lack of communication only increases her sense of loneliness, as her possessiveness spirals into frightening new realms. A remarkable central performance by Sandy Dennis anchors this fascinating, haunting tale, anticipating Altman's subsequent studies of female psychological breakdown, Images and 3 Women. Shot by Lszl Kovcs (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces) with Altman's trademark long lenses and drifting zooms, as well as intriguing experimentation with sound, That Cold Day in the Park is a long-neglected gem from an American master. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present its UK home video premiere in a new Dual-Format edition. SPECIAL FEATURES: New high-definition master Uncompressed audio on the Blu-ray New video interview with critic and filmmaker David Thompson, editor of Altman on Altman English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing and archival images REVIEWS: ''Electrifying... a first-rate exercise in astonishment that grows wilder and wilder'' - Newsweek Magazine ''Signs of the visual daring evident in Altman's later work'' - Time Out Film Guide ''A mood approaching horror and tragedy'' - Roger Ebert ''Altman directs with customary aplomb, a film that's a sort of switched-sex companion piece to The Collector'' - Radio Times Film Guide ''Sandy Dennis is strikingly effective'' - Variety About the Director Just prior to his career breakthrough M*A*S*H*, director Robert Altman made That Cold Day in the Park, a memorably unsettling psychological thriller, which originally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. SPECIAL FEATURES: New high-definition master Uncompressed audio on the Blu-ray New video interview with critic and filmmaker David Thompson, editor of Altman on Altman English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired

Running Time: 113 minutes
Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)

Release Date: 20 Jun. 2016


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