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(Alan Arkin, 1971)
Release date: 30 August 2021 (OOP date: 30 June 2023)
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Adapted from the controversial stage play by Jules Feiffer (Carnal Knowledge), this savage, nihilistic black comedy was the startling directorial debut of actor Alan Arkin. When a severely depressed fashion photographer (Elliott Gould – M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye, California Split) meets an optimistic young woman (Marcia Rodd – Citizens Band, Last Embrace), she is determined to save him amidst the series of random muggings, sniper shootings, garbage strikes and total blackouts that are ravaging the city of New York.


  • High Definition remaster 
  • Original mono audio 
  • Audio commentary with actor Elliott Gould and writer Jules Feiffer 
  • Audio commentary with journalist Samm Deighan 
  • Introductions to the film by Alan Arkin and Jules Feiffer (2018) 
  • A Certain Amount of Black (2018, 18 mins): new interview with acclaimed actor-producer Elliott Gould 
  • Beginner’s Luck (2018, 19 mins): new interview with celebrated actor-director Alan Arkin 
  • Acts of Random Violence (2018, 32 mins): new interview with award-winning writer and satirist Jules Feiffer, author of the original stage play and screenplay adaptation of Little Murders 
  • Speaking of Films: 'Little Murders' (1972, 30 mins): original promotional recording of Jules Feiffer in discussion with academics and critics Susan Rice, Robert Geller, Leonard Maltin and Sean Driscoll 
  • Radio interviews (1971, 32 mins): promotional recordings of Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland and Alan Arkin, specially prepared for radio station syndication 
  • Original theatrical trailer 
  • Trailer commentary with Larry Karaszewski (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation 
  • Original TV spots 
  • Original radio spots 
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

BBFC cert: 15
EAN: 5060697921700