Harold and Maude [1971] [Criterion] (BLU)

Hal Ashby

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Synopsis

With the idiosyncratic American fable Harold and Maude, countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era. Working from a script by Colin Higgins, Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian (Ruth Gordon). Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold And Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light, along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age, and it features indelible performances and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

Product Details

  • Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Ellen Geer, Eric Christmas, Tom Skerritt
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: PG
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 06/12/2012
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2137

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary By Hal Ashby, Biographer Nick Dawson and Producer Charles B. Mulvehill
  • Illustrated Audio Excerpts From Seminars By Ashby and Writer-Producer Colin Higgins
  • New Interview With Songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens
  • A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Matt Zoller Seitz; a 1971 New York Times profile of Ruth Gordon; and two excerpt interviews, one from 1997 with Bud Cort and cinematographer John Alonzo and one from 2001 with executive producer Mildred Lewis
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