The Hustler (Blu-ray)

They called him Fast Eddie. He was a winner. He was a loser. He was a hustler.
The Hustler (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1961
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Paul Newman, Film Historian Jeff Young, Film Critic Richard Schickel
    • Paul Newman at Fox
    • Jackie Gleason: The Big Man
    • The Real Hustler: Walter Tevis
    • Life in the Fast Lane: Fast Eddie Felson and the Search for Greatness
    • Milestones in Cinema History: The Hustler
    • Swimming with Sharks: The Art of the Hustle
    • The Hustler: The Inside Story
    • Paul Newman: Hollywood's Cool Hand as Seen on Biography on the A&E Network
    • Trick Shot Analysis by Mike Massey
    • How to Make the Shot Featuring Five Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 024543771944
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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