Criterion Collection: Wise Blood (Region 1 DVD)

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Description

Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton. Though he doesn't even believe in God, a man decides to found a new religious order after he's mistaken for a priest. Adapted from Flannery O'Connor's novel. 1979/color/105 min/PG/widescreen.

Product Details

Barcode
715515045612
Department
Movies & TV
Released
12 May 2009
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Sub-genre
Comedy
Region
Region 1
Studio
Criterion
Runtime
105 min
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Wise Blood
Release Year
1979
Running Time
106 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Recommended / Religion / Satire / Scams And Cons / Spirituality / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
A scathing satire of crooked ministers. While attempting to live a life filled with sin, a man is mistaken for a preacher, and, true to form, he founds a new religious order. Based on a novel by Flannery O'Connor.
Notes
"Wise Blood" premiered out of competition at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival as part of a John Huston retrospective.

Additional cast: Mary Bell Santacroce (Landlady).

Shot on location in the American South.

An Ithaca-Anthea coproduction and release. Jointly financed by the U.S. and West Germany.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Keep Case
  • Widescreen - 1.78
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono - English
Additional Release Material:
Additional Audio Material:
  • 1. A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND READING - Flannery O’Connor, Author
Interviews:
  • 1. Brad Dourif, Actor
  • 2. Benedict Fitzgerald, Writer
  • 3. Michael Fitzgerald, Writer/Producer
Bonus Footage:
  • 1. Creativity With Bill Moyers/John Huston - 1982 TV Episode
Trailers:
  • 1. Theatrical Feature
Additional Products:
  • Booklet - Essay - Francine Prose, Author
Cast & Crew
Director
John Huston
Star
Ned Beatty / Brad Dourif / John Huston / Mary Nell Santacroce / Dan Shor / Harry Dean Stanton / Amy Wright
Screenwriter
Benedict Fitzgerald
Composer
Alex North
Producer
Kathy Fitzgerald / Michael Fitzgerald
Director of Photography
Gerry Fisher
Editor
Roberto Silvi
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"It's a story that seeks to reconcile extremes without changing them, or losing the harshness of their clash." -- Grade: B+
Keith Phipps (20 May 2009, )
New York Times
"...One of John Huston's most original, most stunning movies. It's so eccentric, so funny, so surprising and so haunting that it is difficult to believe it is not the first film of some enfant terrible..."
Vincent Canby (29 Sep 1979, p.12)