Thursday, 23 January 2014

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot – Blu Ray update

A big thank you from my friend Mark Penny who has just informed me that the Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Blu Ray is now available on pre-order from Twilight Time. Price $29.95

Starring:  Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis and Gary Busey
Directed By:  Michael Cimino, Composed By:  Dee Barton. LANGUAGE: English VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1, AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA, SUBTITLES: English SDH 1974 / Color, 115 MINUTES, RATED: R and REGION FREE!

Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
“A funny, tough-fibered crime comedy with an unobtrusive edge of drama…consistently entertaining and interesting…freshly turned in characterization and plot, amusingly ribald and neatly paced.” —The New York Times

“Hilariously vulgar…Debuting director Michael Cimino obtains superior performances from Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, and especially Jeff Bridges.” —Variety

“A crisp, well-written caper movie sporting some stunning landscapes and a fine core of performances…told in fine detail with richly developed characters.” —TV Guide

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) marked the directing début of screenwriter Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate), working under the meticulous guidance of star/producer Clint Eastwood. Eastwood plays a typically laconic loner, a big-time thief in hiding who hooks up with a goofy young drifter (Jeff Bridges, giving an Oscar®-nominated performance). First attempting to escape from a couple of vengeful former partners (George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis), then joining forces with them to pull off a risky robbery, Eastwood and Bridges give us an ultimately touching portrait of masculine friendship. Superbly photographed in Montana’s Big Sky country by Frank Stanley, and featuring a score by Eastwood regular Dee Barton.

Big thanks to James and Nick for the Press release, and in advance for contributing the Blu Ray Discs. 
The Clint Eastwood Archive will be reviewing this title in full - so keep it tuned! 

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