The Natural (Director's Cut) (2-DVD) PG

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 3, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Director's Cut
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dubbed - French, Japanese, Portuguese - Optional
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English, French, Japanese, Portuguese - Optional

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"'There goes Roy Hobbs...the best there ever was....'"
  - Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford)
"Some mistakes you never stop paying for."
  - Hobbs

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh82%

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Total Count: 38

Upright88%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 37,716
Let yourself go and be rewarded by the sight of a hero running home to victory through clouds of fire. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 4/4 -- Being a baseball fan involves repeatedly experiencing exquisite pain and exquisite joy. Well, there's a lot of both in The Natural. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Mar 19, 2013
Redford's charisma is at full wattage and the finale is truly magical.
Uncut
Aug 1, 2001
The scouting report on The Natural has to read: lots of tools but no heart.
People Magazine
May 6, 2014
The Natural is an impeccably made, but quite strange, fable about success and failure in America. Full Review
Variety
Mar 21, 2007
Rating: B- -- Barry Levinson deviates considerably from the wry, ironic tone of Malamud's novel, and if the film is mildly enjoyable it's due to the acting of the supporting cast and polished production values. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Aug 20, 2011
Rating: 2/4 -- The message is: Baseball is purely and simply a matter of divine intervention. At about the 130-minute mark, I got the idea that God's only begotten son was playing right field for the New York team. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004

Product Description:

Farm boy Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is the best baseball player anyone has ever seen. His bat, handmade from the wood of a tree felled by lightning following the death of his father, is magic in his hands. But before his career can start, the mysterious Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey) inexplicably shoots him, sidelining him for more than a decade. Fifteen years later, Hobbs returns to play for the New York Knights, whose coach, Pop Fisher (Wilfred Brimley), begrudgingly accepts the aging rookie as a member of the team. Pop is as surprised as the rest of the team when Hobbs knocks the ball out of the park time and again and can still play a mean outfield as well. However, when the politics of the business side of the game get in the way, Hobbs has to make some life-changing decisions. Meanwhile, he becomes involved with Memo Paris (Kim Basinger), a sultry siren with her own agenda. Glenn Close plays Iris, the hometown girl whom Hobbs left behind but never forgot. Director Barry Levinson (DINER, RAIN MAN) manages to re-create the excitement of old-time baseball while telling an all-American tale of success and failure, based on the novel by Bernard Malamud.

Plot Synopsis:

This allegorical tale of success and failure in America tells the story of a natural born baseball player who should have been a star but gets a last chance to shine. Randy Newman's memorable score complements an excellent directorial effort by Barry Levinson.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 11, 1984.
  • Filmed in Buffalo and New York City.
  • The film version has a vastly different ending than Bernard Malamud's novel.

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  • Sales Rank: 13,546
  • UPC: 043396184084
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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