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The deer hunter / EMI Films and Universal Pictures ; producers, Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino, John Peverall ; director, Michael Cimino.

Format Video (DVD)
EditionWidescreen ed.
Publication InfoUniversal City, Calif. : Universal Home Video, c1997.
Description1 videodisc (183 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorCimino, Michael
Other author/creatorWashburn, Deric
Other author/creatorGarfinkle, Louis.
Other author/creatorRedeker, Quinn K.
Other author/creatorSpikings, Barry
Other author/creatorDeely, Michael.
Other author/creatorPeverall, John.
Other author/creatorDe Niro, Robert
Other author/creatorCazale, John, 1936-1978
Other author/creatorSavage, John, 1949-
Other author/creatorStreep, Meryl
Other author/creatorWalken, Christopher, 1943-
Other author/creatorDzundza, George
Other author/creatorStoler, Shirley
Other author/creatorAspegren, Chuck.
Other author/creatorAlda, Rutanya, 1942-
Other author/creatorZsigmond, Vilmos
Other author/creatorE.M.I. Films.
Other author/creatorUniversal Pictures (Firm)
Other author/creatorUniversal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Uniform titleDeer hunter (Motion picture)
Contents Main titles/Clairton, PA -- Welsh's Lounge -- Wedding -- Deer hunter -- Last round -- Vietnam -- Captured -- Russian roulette -- Escape -- Life left behind -- Coming home -- Veterans -- Fall of Saigon -- Playing the American -- Last rites -- God Bless America/End titles.
Abstract Five friends, Michael, Nick, Steven, Stan, and Axel, who are from a small town in middle America, work in the stifling heat and infernal din of a steel mill. They blow off steam after work at a neighborhood tavern. They go deer hunting every fall. One day late in 1968, Michael, Steven, and Nick leave for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela; their wedding reception serves as the friend's farewell party. 30 years after it appeared, this film can still generate intense responses and controversy. Perhaps the best description of the subject was offered by film critic Roger Ebert, who said, "'The Deer Hunter' is said to be about many subjects: About male bonding, about mindless patriotism, about the dehumanizing effects of war, about Nixon's "silent majority." It is about any of those things that you choose, if you choose, but more than anything else, it is a heartbreakingly effective fictional machine that evokes the agony of the Vietnam time."
CreditsScreenplay, Deric Washburn ; music, Stanley Myers; cinematography, Vilmos Zsigmond.
Cast Robert De Niro (Michael), John Cazale (Stan), John Savage (Steven), Meryl Streep (Linda), Christopher Walken (Nick), George Dzundza (John), Shirley Stoler (Steven's mother), Chuck Aspegren (Axel), Rutanya Alda (Angela).
Date/time/place of a event noteOriginally produced as a motion picture in 1978.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R.
Technical detailsDVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0; widescreen presentation, preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
LanguageEnglish soundtrack with English, Spanish & French subtitles; closed captioned.
Awards noteAcademy award, 1979: Best picture; Best supporting actor (Walken); Best director; Best film editing; Best sound.
Genre/formWar films.
Genre/formHistorical films.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formFeature films United States.
Genre/formFiction films.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
UPC 025192017728
UPC 025195001717
Publisher number20177 Universal
Publisher number00212C Universal

Available Items

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Joyner Compact DVDs PN1997.D44 C553 2012 DVD ✔ Available Place Hold