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Director: Robert Altman     Starring: Julie Christie Warren Beatty
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McCabe and Mrs.Miller DVD 1 of 1

Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40167208
UPC: 085391105527
UPC 14: 00085391105527
Rating: Game Rating Code
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An enterprising entrepreneut decides to start an unusual business in a small pacific northwest frontier town.

"...a likely classic of the genre.  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
"The most important American movie since Bonnie And Clyde.   Gary Arnold, The Washington Post
"Richly textured mood piece... Beatty is first-rate...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note
A haunting, poetic anti-Western based on the 1959 novel by Edmund Naughton, Robert Altman's MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER is a deeply moving motion picture about love and the pursuit of wealth in 19th-century America.| |John McCabe (Warren Beatty), a determined businessman with a mysterious past, settles in the small Northwestern town of Presbyterian Church and opens up a saloon and brothel. Soon after, the brothel's madam, an Englishwoman named Constance Miller (Julie Christie), arrives and forms a partnership with McCabe in order to manage the brothel's business affairs. McCabe has trouble expressing his true feelings to Mrs. Miller, with whom he has fallen in love; she, in turn, relies on opium to distract her from her personal sorrows. After a powerful company arrives and offers to buy out McCabe's property, his stubborn refusal ends up jeopardizing his life, resulting in a showdown with three hired killers in the middle of a freak blizzard. Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond's faded imagery-purposely manipulated by "flashing" the film stock before shooting--along with production designer Leon Ericksen's authentically created town, brings to life a past world that is tinged with an underlying sadness, a feeling that is heightened by Leonard Cohen's melancholy soundtrack. Beatty, as the lovesick McCabe, and Christie, who was nominated for an Oscar as the hard-nosed Mrs. Miller, deliver heartfelt and convincing performances.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Commentary, Director's Cut, Trailers
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/4/2002
Video Play Time Running Time: 121 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1971
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 11055
Video UPC UPC: 00085391105527
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Julie Christie
Video Cast Info Keith Carradine
Video Cast Info Don Francks
Video Cast Info Warren Beatty
Video Cast Info William Devane
Video Cast Info Shelley Duvall
Video Cast Info Edmund Naughton - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Vilmos Zsigmond - Cinematography
Video Cast Info Robert Altman - Director
Video Cast Info Leonard Cohen - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Mitchell Brower - Producer
Video Cast Info David Foster III - Producer
Video Cast Info Robert Altman - Writer
Video Cast Info Brian McKay - Writer
Plot Summary
Widely hailed as one of the top ten motion pictures of the 1970s, this Western follows an entrepreneurial drifter with a hidden past. John McCabe builds a makeshift brothel and casino in a small Pacific Northwest mining town during the turn of the century who finds an unlikely a assistant in a world-weary, opium-smoking British madame. Featuring outstanding performances by Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER is yet another outstanding revisionist genre film from acclaimed director Robert Altman.

Awards


Oscar (1972)
   Video Award Name Julie Christie, Nominee, Best Actress

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...A lyrical and hardhearted masterpiece....Two of the best performances of [Beatty's and Christie's] careers..." 01/21/1994 p.C16

Chicago Sun-Times
"...The film is a poem -- an elegy for the dead....Few film have such an overwhelming sense of location..." 11/14/1999 p.6

Entertainment Weekly
"...One of Robert Altman's best....The film's real strength is its offbeat characters and their mood-drenched milieu..." 06/21/2002 p.57

USA Today
"...A visual marvel..." 06/07/2002 p.6E

Empire
"[T]his film is unique. Two decades before UNFORGIVEN san its elegiac refrain, Altman cast Western mythology in a new, unforgiving light." 05/01/2010

Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "Altman remixes western heroism to the tunes of fatalism, failure and wintry Leonard Cohen songs..." 01/01/2011

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