FAT CITY - BD
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(John Huston, 1972)
Release date: 17 May 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray
John Huston’s sombre but compassionate boxing drama is a criminally underseen late-career masterpiece from the great director. Peppered with outstanding performances this gritty yet affectionate look at the world of small-time boxing highlights a down-and-out fighter and a young up-and-comer, both moving through a world of seedy gyms and flop houses.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
4K restoration from the original negative
Original mono audio
Alternative 5.1 surround sound track
Audio commentary by film historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman
Sucker Punch Blues: Looking Back on John Huston’s 'Fat City' (2017, 55 mins): new documentary featuring interviews with actors Stacy Keach and Candy Clark, casting director Fred Roos and assistant cameraman Gary Vidor.
An American Classic (2015, 22 mins): a newly illustrated audio interview with Fat City author Leonard Gardner
John Huston on Fat City (1972, 6 mins): an archival interview filmed for the French TV programme Pour le cinéma.
The John Player Lecture with John Huston (1972, 88 mins): audio recording of an interview conducted by Brian Baxter at the National Film Theatre, London
Original theatrical trailer
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
BBFC cert: 12