Deliverance DX ED (DVD)
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|Contributor||Ronny Cox, Bill McKinney, Charley Boorman, Jon Voight, John Boorman, Burt Reynolds, Lewis Crone, James Dickey, Seamon Glass, Randall Deal, Herbert Coward, John Fowler, Kathy Rickman, Johnny Popwell, Ned Beatty, Louise Coldren, Ken Keener, Ed Ramey See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 45 minutes|
Four ordinary men in two canoes navigate a river they only know as a line on a map, taking on a wilderness they only think they understand. Deliverance, based by James Dickey on his novel, surges with the urgency of masterful storytelling, like Georgia's Chattooga River along which it was shot. Equally masterful is the portrayal of each man's change of character under stress, harrowingly enacted by award winners Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox. Director John Boorman (Excalibur, The General) sets us on the knife-edge of survival - and draws us in with the irresistible force of a raging current.
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 1.4 x 13.5 x 17 cm; 80 Grams
- Item Model Number : R-116631-9
- Director : John Boorman
- Media Format : DVD
- Run time : 1 hour and 45 minutes
- Release date : 3 October 2007
- Actors : Ed Ramey, Seamon Glass, Randall Deal, Herbert Coward, Lewis Crone
- Dubbed: : English
- Studio : Roadshow Entertainment
- ASIN : B01DRYS7QE
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
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Widely acclaimed as a landmark picture, the film is noted both for the memorable music scene near the beginning that sets the tone for what lies ahead - a trip into unknown and potentially dangerous territory - and for its notorious "squeal like a pig" male rape scene. In 2008, Deliverance was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
I bought Deliverance on DVD as a Christmas present for my dad who already has the film on VHS, and he was really pleased to have received the DVD at Christmas. I previously saw this film on video a few years ago, and so I watched it again very recently but on DVD this time. I really enjoyed this film the first time I saw it on video, and when watching it again but on DVD it was just as entertaining. A couple of days later I watched the 1981 film Southern Comfort which has similar premises to Deliverance, and is equally good.
Going back to Deliverance, it is a classic film that is not to be missed. Very highly recommended.
This film is important because it represents the final destination of all the anti-hollywood cinema, where violence and social criticism gets pushed further, up to considering man himself as a brutal animal whose fierce side not even society can sedate.
Its bitter and destructive ending touches a level of nihilism that was rarely seen so far and afterwards (maybe just Apocalypse Now overcame it).
The blu ray is pretty good
The acting is first class, and as for Burt Reynolds, wow. Believe this was a life changing film for him if you search on the internet.
Probably not one for the children, as some of the scenes are very graphic, certainly doesn't leave a lot to the imagination.
One of the best scenes for me is when they are all sat around the table at the end, a truly emotional scene.
If you haven't watched it yet, please do, you will definitely want this in your collection.