Blu-ray Joins 'The Conversation'

Posted Wed Aug 3, 2011 at 04:15 PM PDT by

Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 thriller will tap into Blu-ray this October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate has slated 'The Conversation' for Blu-ray on October 25.

The three-time Academy Award® nominated film, (Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, 1974) features an outstanding all-star cast including Academy Award® winners Gene Hackman (Best Actor in a Leading Role, 'The French Connection,' 1971) and Robert Duvall (Best Actor in a Leading Role, 'Tender Mercies, S'1983); alongside Oscar® nominees Harrison Ford, Frederic Forrest; and Golden Globe® nominees Cindy Williams and John Cazale.

'The Conversation' won over critics and audiences with its innovative concept, and received further accolades with four Golden Globes® nominations across categories - Best Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Motion Picture Actor - Drama (Hackman). Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, the film was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry by the U.S. Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements include never-before-seen screen tests, an on-location retrospective featurette, archival audio, all-new interviews with Coppola and composer David Shire as well as archival footage, audio commentaries, a "making of" featurette, short film, marketing gallery and trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Conversation' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under October 25.

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The Conversation (Blu-ray)
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