The Collector (Standard Edition) (Region A Blu-ray)

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Description

The great Hollywood director William Wyler (Jezebel, Wuthering Heights, The Heiress, Ben-Hur) took John Fowles' celebrated novel and turned it into one of the finest - and most controversial - psychological thrillers of the 1960s. A lonely, unbalanced young butterfly collector (Terence Stamp, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mind of Mr. Soames, Superman II) stalks and abducts a young art student (Samantha Eggar, Psyche 59, The Brood), keeping her imprisoned in a stone cellar as if she were one of his specimens. Stamp and Eggar won Best Actor prizes for their roles at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival, and the film remains a surprising and often shocking depiction of psychotic obsession. "

Product Details

Barcode
5060697920482
Department
Movies & TV
Released
27 Apr 2020
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Thriller
Region
Region A
Year
1965
Language
English
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Collector
Release Year
1965
Running Time
119 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / British / Kidnapping And Missing Persons / Love Story / Suspense / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Ratings
IMDb
7.5
Rotten Tomatoes®
100% 83%
Synopsis
Upon winning a sweepstakes prize, Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp), an inconspicuous and deeply troubled young man, spends his time capturing and cataloging butterflies. Meeting lovely art student Miranda Grey (Samantha Eggar), he has now found another creature he wishes to possess. Exercising maniacal patience, Freddie manages to bag his prey using a handkerchief soaked in chloroform. He brings Miranda to his isolated farmhouse and holds her prisoner, all the while trying to convince her to love him.

This frightening tale of obsessive admiration is one of the key cinematic works in understanding the class and cultural clashes of the 1960s. Samantha Eggar's liberated woman, open about sex and knowledgeable about art, frustrates Terence Stamp's repressed captor, adding further tension to the situation. Nearing the end of a brilliant career, director William Wyler made an uncharacteristic choice to adapt John Fowles' disturbing novel as the follow-up to another bold work, his adaptation of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR (1961).
Notes
Theatrical release: June 17, 1965.

The DVD includes the original trailer for THE COLLECTOR, as well as trailers for THE PANIC ROOM and ENOUGH.

In the film, Miranda Grey (Samantha Eggar) has a profound affection for THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and Salvador Dali, things that Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp) does not understand.

William Wyler won the Oscar for Best Director three times--for MRS. MINIVER (1942), THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946), AND BEN-HUR (1959). He was given the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1965. In 1976 he was awarded the Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute.
Poster
Poster for Collector
Cast & Crew
Director
William Wyler
Star
Gordon Barclay / William Beckley / Maurice Dallimore / Samantha Eggar / Terence Stamp / Mona Washbourne
Screenwriter
John Kohn / Stanley Mann
Source Writer
John Fowles / Author: John Fowles
Composer
Maurice Jarre
Producer
Jud Kinberg / John Kohn
Director of Photography
Robert Krasker / Robert Surtees
Editor
David Hawkins / Robert W. Swink
Movie Critics
Wall Street Journal
"[An] eerily understated thriller....Maurice Jarre did the eloquent score."
(10 Jul 2009, )

Awards

Cannes
Best Actor
Winner: 1965 - Terence Stamp
Best Actress
Winner: 1965 - Samantha Eggar