Midnight Cowboy (Collector's Edition) (Widescreen) (2-DVD) R

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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
item number:  XTXB 06694D
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 21, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surrond - French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "Celebrating Schlesinger"
    • Audio Commentary: Jerome Hellman - Producer
    • Documentary:
      1. "After Midnight: Reflecting on the Classic 35 Years Later"
      2. "Controversy and Acclaim"
  • Text/Photo Galleries:

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Original story by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1969 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Waldo Salt
Academy Awards 1969 - Best Director: John Schlesinger
Academy Awards 1969 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh91%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 69

Upright88%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 39,891
Rating: 4.5/5 -- John Schlesinger's confident direction brings out a side of New York City that had been largely ignored by cinema since the films noirs of the Forties. Full Review
Eye for Film
Sep 16, 2019
A pair of performances of the highest calibre: funny, sensitive and finely adjusted to indicate the abject simple- mindedness that is their constant tripwire. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 14, 2018
Rating: 5/5 -- John Schlesinger presents a particularly un-pretty picture of the New York underworld as Voight's American dream shatters into a thousand psychedelic pieces. Full Review
Sky Cinema
Feb 20, 2019
Midnight Cowboy features two of cinema's most indelible losers. Full Review
Spectrum Culture
Aug 13, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- Even with every foot of grim realism and some humor, Midnight Cowboy is rather a sad picture. Full Review
New York Daily News
Feb 23, 2015
More than the grime and the weirdos, more than "Everybody's Talkin'" and "I'm walkin' here!," what echoes through the decades is its poignant depiction of an unlikely, contentious, and yet weirdly tender friendship forged on the margins of society. Full Review
The Lens
Aug 28, 2019
No amount of obfuscation can obscure the film's vaulting performances. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Feb 23, 2015

Product Description:

Joe Buck (Jon Voight), an aspiring male prostitute from Texas, heads to Manhattan where he hopes to find plenty of wealthy women willing to pay for the services of a handsome man. When he arrives, the naive country boy befriends Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), a tubercular homeless con artist who dreams of moving to Florida. As they go about trying to get the money Ratso needs, the two men confront the seediness, corruption, and cruelty that flourish in the big city.

Based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy, this Oscar-winning film (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay) features brilliant performances by Voight and Hoffman, and brings to the screen an unusually gritty realism in its portrayal of the streets of New York City.

Plot Synopsis:

Originally rated X, this exceptional film based on James Leo Herlihy's novel centers on a naive, small-town Texan who comes to New York to become a paid stud. He forms a unique relationship with a slimy con man who becomes his closest friend, and ultimately, the key to his salvation. The film depicts New York at its absolute grittiest, and features a very memorable soundtrack. Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Actor--both Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: 1969.
  • Shot in Technicolor.
  • MIDNIGHT COWBOY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
  • Director John Schlesinger originally wanted actor Michael Sarrazin for the Joe Buck role, but he was already committed to THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY'
  • MIDNIGHT COWBOY was Dustin Hoffman's first film after his star-making turn in THE GRADUATE. To achieve that distinctive Ratso Rizzo limp, Hoffman placed pebbles in his shoes.
  • "Everybody's Talkin'" was featured on Harry Nilsson's 1968 album AERIAL BALLET. Nilsson's intended theme for COWBOY was "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City," written by Nilsson specifically for the film.
  • The film was named one of the year's 10 Best English-language films by the National Board of Review, one of the year's 10 best foreign films by Japan's Kinema Jumpo, and the best non-European film of 1970 by Denmark's Bodil awards.
  • Schlesinger received best foreign director of 1969-70 from two Italian awards, the Davids and the Silver Ribbons.
  • Hoffman was named best actor of 1969-70 by Italy's David Awards.
  • Voight was named Best Actor by the New York Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics.
  • A restored print of MIDNIGHT COWBOY was re-released to theaters in late February 1994 to commemorate the film's 25th anniversary.
  • COWBOY was the first major studio release to sport an X rating and was the first X-rated film to win the Best Picture Academy Award. It was re-rated R by the MPAA in 1971.

Product Info

  • UPC: 027616135988
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