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The Player (1992)

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Features

ActorTim Robbins; Greta Scacchi; Fred Ward; Peter Gallagher; Whoopi Goldberg
Audience RatingR (Restricted)
BindingBlu-ray
BrandCriterion
Catalog Number ListMN-B01BUX7YJU; LNMN-B01BUX7YJU; POMN-B01BUX7YJU; 2621
DirectorRobert Altman
EAN0715515177115
EAN ListEAN List Element: 0715515177115
EditionCriterion Collection
FormatWidescreen
GenreComedy
Item DimensionsHeight: 75; Length: 700; Weight: 20; Width: 575
LabelCriterion Collection
ManufacturerCriterion Collection
Model35302503
MPN2621
Number Of Discs1
Number Of Items1
Package DimensionsHeight: 60; Length: 670; Weight: 5; Width: 530
Package Quantity1
Part Number2621
Picture FormatWidescreen
Product GroupDVD
Product Type NameABIS_DVD
Publication Date2016
PublisherCriterion Collection
Region Code1
Release Date2016-05-24
Running Time124
StudioCriterion Collection
TitleThe Player (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
UPC715515177115
UPC ListUPC List Element: 715515177115

On May 24, 2016, the Criterion Collection released The Player on Blu-ray. Robert Altman directed the film which starred Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, and Fred Ward.

‘The Player’ Criterion Summary

A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman. Mixing elements of film noir with sly insider comedy, The Player, based on a novel by Michael Tolkin, functions as both a nifty stylish murder story and a commentary on its own making, and it is stocked with a heroic supporting cast (Peter Gallagher, Whoopi Goldberg, Greta Scacchi, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward) and a lineup of star cameos that make for an astonishing Hollywood who’s who. This complexly woven grand entertainment (which kicks off with one of American cinema’s most audacious and acclaimed opening shots) was the film that marked Altman’s triumphant commercial comeback in the early 1990s.

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1992 featuring director Robert Altman, writer Michael Tolkin, and cinematographer Jean Lépine
  • Interview with Altman from 1992
  • New interviews with Tolkin, actor Tim Robbins, associate producer David Levy, and production designer Stephen Altman
  • Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1992 with cast and crew
  • Robert Altman’s Players, a short documentary about the shooting of the film’s fund-raiser scene
  • Map to the Stars, a gallery dedicated to the cameo appearances in the film
  • Deleted scenes and outtakes
  • The film’s opening shot, with alternate commentaries by Altman, Lépine, and Tolkin
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • More
  • PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson

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Fine Line Features released The Player to theaters on May 8, 1992. Robert Altman directed the film starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, and Fred Ward.

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