❉ Featuring a new restoration, this Arrow Academy release also includes two audio commentaries and a host of new and archival extras. Consider the possibilities!
From the hugely talented actor, writer and director Paul Mazursky (The Tempest, Harry and Tonto) comes Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, a classic comedy that hilariously probes the complicated relationship dynamics of the sexually liberated 1960s.
Mazursky’s sharp satire tells of Bob (Columbo regular Robert Culp) and Carol (Natalie Wood: West Side Story, Brainstorm), an affluent and hip Californian couple who return from a free-thinking, free-love retreat, intent on having an open relationship. The more conservative Ted (Elliot Gould: MASH, The Long Goodbye) and Alice (Dyan Cannon, Heaven Can Wait), enjoy hearing about their friends’ amorous adventures, but the cat is set amongst the pigeons when they are invited to join-in… in bed!
A film that truly evokes the spirit of its age, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice was a huge hit with audiences and critics alike upon its original theatrical release. Benefitting from superb ensemble acting from its main players and a sublime score courtesy of Quincy Jones, it is no wonder that Mazursky’s film was nominated for four Academy Awards.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
❉ New restoration from original film elements by Sony Pictures
❉ High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
❉ Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
❉ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
❉ Audio commentary by director/co-writer Paul Mazursky, actors Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, and Dyan Cannon
❉ New Audio commentary by the film scholar Adrian Martin
❉ Bob & Natalie & Elliot & Dyan… & Paul, a new video essay exploring the film’s themes by filmmaker and critic David Cairns
❉ Tales of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, an archival interview with Paul Mazursky revisiting the film’s production and release
❉ Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
❉ First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Michael Atkinson and original reviews
❉ ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice – on Blu-ray on 10 December 2018. Region: B. Rating: 15. Duration: 101 mins. UK Cat No: FCD1839. RRP: £24.99
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