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"The Conversation" on Blu-ray 10/25

By admin Published: August 3, 2011

A great, great movie.

The official word: Francis Ford Coppola's celebrated thriller The Conversation makes its first appearance on Blu-ray Disc and Digital Download from Lionsgate. The three-time Academy Award® nominated film, (Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, 1974) features an outstanding all-star cast including Academy Award® winners Gene Hackman (Best Actor in a Leading Role, The French Connection, 1971) and Robert Duvall (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Tender Mercies, 1983); alongside Oscar® nominees Harrison Ford*, Frederic Forrest**; and Golden Globe® nominees Cindy Williams*** and John Cazale****. Written and directed by Coppola, this "haunting" (The New York Times) tale about eavesdropping, unrequited love and murder set in San Francisco comes to Blu-ray Disc for the first time on October 25th.

The Conversation won over critics and audiences with its innovative concept, and received further accolades with four Golden Globes® nominations across categories - Best Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Motion Picture Actor - Drama (Hackman). Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, the film was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry by the U.S. Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Restored to debut in high definition, The Conversation includes never-before-seen screen tests, an on-location retrospective featurette, archival audio, all-new interviews with Coppola and composer David Shire as well as archival footage, audio commentaries, a "making of" featurette, short film, marketing gallery and trailer.

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In an underground world of conspiracy, surveillance and mystery, the film follows expert wire-tapper and spy Harry Caul (Hackman) during a routine investigation. With a haunting past tormenting his every move, Caul makes it a golden rule to stay far outside of each project. However, his latest job turns out to be more than Caul bargained for when he's caught inside a web of murder and secrecy that threatens his safety - and his sanity.

*Best Actor in a Leading Role, Witness, 1985

**Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Rose, 1979

***Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy, "Laverne & Shirley", 1976

****Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, Dog Day Afternoon, 1975

Pricing: Blu-ray Disc - $24.99

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