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Format: DVD
Sku: 205689897
UPC: 024543372264
UPC 14: 00024543372264
Rating: NR
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The Masterpiece That Propelled Newman to Stardom!
Newman is a top-notch pool hustler who gets cocky and challenges Gleason''s Minnesota Fats to the match of his life.

"A wonderful hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance.  Derek Adams, Time Out
"...so much better than Martin Scorsese's belated sequel The Color of Money that they don't even belong in the same category.  Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Newman is outstanding...in this incisive film.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"Dingy atmosphere and great performances make this a standout.  Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Rivetingly atmospheric, and exquisitely photographed.  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Editor's Note
An arrogant and amoral hustler haunts pool rooms to get a crack at bringing down Minnesota Fats. When he starts to have real feelings for a woman, he's faced with a dilemma. See THE COLOR OF MONEY, an excellent sequel made 25 years later, for which Newman won Best Actor. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor, Paul Newman; Best Adapted Screenplay.

Features

Video Features DVD, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/14/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 135 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1961
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2237228
Video UPC UPC: 00024543372264
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info George C. Scott
Video Cast Info Jackie Gleason
Video Cast Info Paul Newman
Video Cast Info Piper Laurie
Video Cast Info Dede Allen - Editor
Video Cast Info Eugen SchŸfftan - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Harry Horner - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Kenyon Hopkins - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Robert Rossen - Director
Video Cast Info Robert Rossen - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Robert Rossen - Producer
Video Cast Info Sidney Carroll - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Walter Tevis - Based On Novel By

Awards


Winner (1962)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, The Hustler, Best Film from any Source
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Paul Newman, Best Foreign Actor

Nominee (1962)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Piper Laurie, Best Foreign Actress

Winner (1962)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Gene Callahan, Harry Homer, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-And-White
   Video Award Name Oscar, Eugene Schufftan, Best Cinematography, Black-And-White

Nominee (1962)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Paul Newman, Best Actor in a Leading Role
   Video Award Name Oscar, Piper Laurie, Best Actress in a Leading Role
   Video Award Name Oscar, Robert Rossen, Best Director
   Video Award Name Oscar, Robert Rossen, Best Picture
   Video Award Name Oscar, Jackie Gleason, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name Oscar, Sidney Carroll, Robert Rosen, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...Newman bravely reveals the demons lurking beneath his devil-may-care exterior..." 06/07/2002 p.53

Total Film
"...Shot with virtuoso pace, the tussles between Eddie and Minnesota Fats are superb..." 11/01/2003 p.128

Uncut
4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful character study of a man at war with himself, wrestling win back his self-respect." 10/01/2006 p.156

Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "THE HUSTLER marks the birth of an anti-hero in Newman, and is a dazzling, provocative and seminal piece of American cinema." 10/01/2006 p.120

ReelViews 10 of 10
There are some who wrongfully assume that The Hustler is about pool. It is a natural assumption: much of the action takes place in billiards rooms and pool halls, but this movie is no more about pool than Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull is about boxing. Lead character Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) is a pool shark, but change him into a poker player or a golfer, and The Hustler would play out pretty much the same. Robert Rossen's film is far less about Fast Eddie's confrontations with other players than it is about his war with his own demons and his struggle to define the intangible meaning of "character"...The public's fascination for Fast Eddie was so great that Martin Scorsese teamed up with Newman (and Tom Cruise) to bring back the character in 1986's The Color of Money, an inferior film that nevertheless offers its share of small pleasures...Yet, as intriguing as the character is in the Scorsese film, that cinematic representation of the pool shark pales in comparison with the one presented in Rossen's The Hustler, one of the most compelling character-based films to emerge from the decade of the 1960s. - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10
There are only a handful of movie characters so real that the audience refers to them as touchstones. Fast Eddie Felson is one of them. The pool shark played by Paul Newman in "The Hustler" (1961) is indelible--given weight because the film is not about his victory in the final pool game, but about his defeat by pool, by life, and by his lack of character. This is one of the few American movies in which the hero wins by surrendering, by accepting reality instead of his dreams...The film provided Paul Newman's breakthrough into the first rank of Hollywood actors, but it is instructive to see how important the other actors are..."The Hustler" is one of those films where scenes have such psychic weight that they grow in our memories...Among the male faces in the movie, most of them old, weathered, cold or cruel, Paul Newman's open and handsome looks are a contrast. But the casting is correct. He isn't too handsome for this ugly world, but a hustler who trades on his boyish grin and aw-shucks way of asking if anybody feels like a game. His face has gotten Eddie almost as far as his pool skills. He doesn't look like a hustler, but then the best ones never do. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Newman,Paul
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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