The Hustler (2-DVD / Collector's Edition)

The Hustler (2-DVD / Collector's Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1961
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English, French, Spanish
    • Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish - Optional

Disc 1: THE HUSTLER - Theatrical Presentation

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Including Dede Allen - Editor; Stefan Gierasch, Paul Newman - Stars; Ulu Grosbard - Assistant Director

Disc 2: THE HUSTLER - Supplemental Material

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: "Paul Newman: Hollywood's Cool Hand"
    • Featurette:
      1. "Life in the Fast Lane: Fast Eddie Felson and The Search for Greatness"
      2. "Swimming with Sharks: The Art of the Hustle"
      3. "How to Make the Shot" (5 parts)
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "Milestones in Cinema History: The Making of THE HUSTLER"
      2. "THE HUSTLER: The Inside Story"
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. Spanish Language Theatrical Trailer
      3. Previews - The Films of Paul Newman
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos: Behind the Scenes (9)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1961 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w)
Academy Awards 1961 - Best Cinematography: Eugen Shuftan

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/07/2002
"...Newman bravely reveals the demons lurking beneath his devil-may-care exterior..."
Total Film - 11/01/2003
"...Shot with virtuoso pace, the tussles between Eddie and Minnesota Fats are superb..."
Uncut - 10/01/2006
4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful character study of a man at war with himself, wrestling win back his self-respect."
Ultimate DVD - 10/01/2006
5 stars out of 5 -- "THE HUSTLER marks the birth of an anti-hero in Newman, and is a dazzling, provocative and seminal piece of American cinema."

Product Description:

An arrogant and amoral hustler haunts pool rooms to get a crack at bringing down Minnesota Fats. When he starts to have real feelings for a woman, he's faced with a dilemma. See THE COLOR OF MONEY, an excellent sequel made 25 years later, for which Newman won Best Actor. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor, Paul Newman; Best Adapted Screenplay.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Classic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Rivalry | Romance | Scams And Cons | Self-Discovery | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: September 25, 1961
  • THE HUSTLER was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1997.
  • Paul Newman lost the Best Actor Oscar to Maximilian Schell who won the Academy Award in 1961 for his role in JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG.
  • Willie Mosconi served as the technical advisor for the film; Marguerite James was the script supervisor; Muky did the still photography; and optical effects were done by Film Opticals.
  • Shot in CinemaScope.
  • In his 1995 memoir, "My American Journey," General Colin Powell lists THE HUSTLER as one of his favorite films.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 89,505
  • UPC: 024543372264
  • Shipping Weight: 0.34/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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