The Sting (2-DVD Special Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: Robert Redford & Paul Newman Director: George Roy Hill  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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DVD Features:

  • Documentary The Art of The Sting
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Digipak
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional

Disc 1:

  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English, Spanish
    • DTS 5.1 Surround Sound - French, English

Disc 2:

  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "The Art of The Sting"
    • Behind the Scenes: Production Notes
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1973 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Marvin Hamlisch
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Art Direction: Henry Bumstead
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration: James Payne
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Costume Design: Edith Head
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Director: George Roy Hill
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Film Editing: William H. Reynolds
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Original Screenplay: David S. Ward
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/01/2012
"[A] Depression-era caper in which the actors played con men who attempt to relieve Robert Shaw's murderous gangster of half a million bucks via horse-racing scam."
Total Film - 06/01/2012
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] masterfully smooth grift that's built on golden-age savvy but never feels like a rose-tinted throwback."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Sting stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men in 1930s Chicago. After a friend is killed by the mob, they try to get even by attempting to pull off the ultimate "sting." No one is to be trusted as the twists unfold, leading up to one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history. The con is on!

Product Description:

Hoping that box-office lighting might strike twice, George Roy Hill again joined forces with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who star as con men Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker in THE STING. In the Chicago of the 1930s, Johnny's partner, Luther (Robert Earl Jones), is fatally wounded by a victim of one of their scams who turns out to be powerful syndicate boss Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Eager for revenge, Johnny takes a tip from his dying partner and seeks out mutual friend Gondorff, a consummate master of the long con. Gondorff rouses himself from his alcoholic inertia and agrees to help Johnny take down the despicable Lonnegan, conscripting an army of grifters ready to avenge their friend's death. The labyrinthine plot, which is stuffed with false leads, red herrings, and a double-cross-a-minute, involves a fake bookie joint, a very persistent FBI agent, a bunch of corrupt cops, and one shifty dame. An extremely entertaining film, the Oscar-winning film transcends the genre through the superb acting of the three leads, the keen attention to the re-creation of period detail, and a fiendishly intricate script that cons audiences completely. The wonderful score, which became immensely popular, featured Marvin Hamlisch's orchestral transcriptions of Scott Joplin's piano rags; the film led to a revival of interest in the composer. The film is one of the most entertaining films of the 1970s and lives up to its hype on repeat viewings.

Plot Synopsis:

This lighthearted caper tells the story of two con men who attempt to swindle a powerful racketeer in 1930s Chicago. Johnny Hooker is a young confidence man whose mentor is murdered when they run afoul of syndicate head Doyle Lonnegan. Seeking revenge as well as a career boost, Hooker joins forces with old pro Henry Gondorff. Together the two scam artists cook up a complicated gambling sting that could net them the big score they are looking for.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Crime | Essential Cinema | Nostalgic | Organized Crime | Recommended | Scams And Cons | Theatrical Release | Vengeance

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 23, 1973
  • Shooting locations: Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL.
  • George Roy Hill decided to use the Scott Joplin music after hearing his nephew playing it on the piano.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 15,738
  • UPC: 025192790225
  • Shipping Weight: 0.43/lbs (approx)
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