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Uniform Title Fisher king (Motion picture)
Title The fisher king [videorecording] / Tri-Star Pictures presents a Hill/Obst production ; a Terry Gilliam film ; written by Richard LaGravenese ; produced by Debra Hill & Lynda Obst ; directed by Terry Gilliam.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
©2015

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Location Call No. Status
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Edition Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
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Series The Criterion collection ; 764
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 764.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital (5.1 Surround)
Language English dialogue; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, Michael Jeter, William Jay Marshall, Chris Howell, David Pierce.
Credits Costume designer, Beatrix Pasztor ; music by George Fenton ; editor, Lesley Walker ; production designer, Mel Bourne ; director of photography, Roger Pratt.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language, and violence.
Summary Parry is a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights, and damsels in distress. Jack is New York's number one shock deejay, until the day his off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy that ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors, Parry.
Note Special features: New, restored 2k digital transfer, approved by director; Disc 1: Commentary (featuring director Terry Gilliam); Deleted scenes; Trailers. Disc 2: The tale of "The fisher king": The fool and the wounded king, The real and the fantastical (two new short documentaries, director Terry Gilliam, producer Lynda Obst, screenwriter Richard LaGravenese, and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl tell the tale of the film's production); The tale of the red knight (artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds recall the challenges they faced in realizing director Terry Gilliam's fire-breathing vision of te Red Knight in the predigital era); Jeff's tale (production of the film documented through Jeff Bridges's images from the set); Jeff and Jack (production footage of Jeff Bridges transforming into radio shock jock Jack with the help of acting coach Stephen Bridgewater); Robin's tale (2006 interview with actor Robin Williams, discussing the making of the film); Costume tests. Insert includes an essay by critic Bilge Ebiri.
Subject Homeless persons -- Drama.
Mentally ill -- Drama.
Male friendship -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fantasy films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Gilliam, Terry, film director.
LaGravenese, Richard, screenwriter.
Hill, Debra, film producer.
Obst, Lynda Rosen, film producer.
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014, actor.
Bridges, Jeff, 1949- actor.
Plummer, Amanda, actor.
Ruehl, Mercedes, actor.
Jeter, Michael, actor.
Pásztor, Beatrix, 1958- costume designer.
Fenton, George, composer (expression)
Walker, Lesley, editor of moving image work.
Bourne, Mel, production designer.
Pratt, Roger, director of photography.
Greco, Keith, interviewee (expression)
Jefferds, Vincent (Production designer), interviewee (expression)
Bridgewater, Stephen W., interviewee (expression)
Ebiri, Bilge, writer of supplementary textual content.
Tri-Star Pictures, presenter, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 1681430088
9781681430089
Standard No. 715515149013
Music No. CC2496DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2496D The Criterion Collection
CC2496D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2496D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

 
    
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