Auto Focus: The Life of Hogan's Heroes' Bob Crane R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 18, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary (5)
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe - Stars
      2. Paul Schrader - Director
      3. Producers and Writers
    • Featurette:
      1. MURDER IN SCOTTSDALE
      2. Making-Of
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Weblink

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Entertainment Reviews:

...[Kinnear] makes the character's reckless downhill slide into a mesmerizing spectacle...
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Oct 1, 2002
...An astute account of the downward life spiral of Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane....It ranks as a shrewd expose of recent Hollywood's slimy underside...
Variety
Sep 9, 2002
...Michael Gerbosi's script is economically packed with telling scenes...
USA Today
Oct 18, 2002
...A splendidly taut example of the genre....An exemplary Shrader work, a painfully funny and misanthropic treatise on American masculinity and its sexualised image...
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2003
...Scathing and inventively warped...
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 27, 2002
...Strangely wonderful and weirdly touching...
Los Angeles Times
Oct 18, 2002

Product Description:

AUTO FOCUS is the story of Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear), who was the star of the television series HOGAN'S HEROES in the 1960s. Before he achieved that particular fame, Crane was a popular radio talk show host in Hollywood. His television work brought him a level of visibility and notoriety that he turned directly into sexual opportunity. Gallivanting with sleazy audiovisual salesman John Carpenter (Willem Dafoe), Crane built a life as a desperately addicted sex maniac. As the first home video cameras were invented, Carpenter and Crane began a prolific hobby of coercing girls to appear on tape while engaging in lewd sexual acts. The more intensely obsessed Crane became with his habit, the less his acting career mattered. He divorced his wife, allowing her custody of their two children, and remarried, having another son, only to divorce again. Meanwhile, his relentless sexual exploits became increasingly impersonal and mean-spirited. His public image suffered as he shamelessly made tasteless, sexualized remarks and got a reputation for openly displaying photographs of himself receiving oral sex. Paul Schrader's powerful, deeply effective, and darkly disturbing film makes a 180-degree transition as its story rolls out. What begins as a happy, colorful, naive portrayal of the entertainment industry becomes the nightmare of one man's disintegration in the face of temptation, money, and power.

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  • Theatrical Release: OCTOBER 18, 2002 (NY/LA)

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Hard hitting biop of Bob Crane Movie Lover: from SHAWNEE, OK US -- October, 24, 2015

This is a great movie by two great actors that does not sugar coat the man. It explores the friendship and bond between Crane and his best friend who has always been the main suspect in his murder A good look at a true porn addict that could not control himself in the end. If nudity offends you, avoid this film.


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  • Sales Rank: 19,103
  • UPC: 043396103863
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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