4K-USA The Longest Yard (1974) (4K + Blu-ray) (Kino Lorber) [USA]


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Jul 15, 2014
Release date: May 16, 2023
Purchase links: Kino Lorber - Amazon
Price: $26.57 (Kino) - $39.95 (Amazon)

Hollywood great Burt Reynolds (White Lightning, Semi-Tough) leads the downfield charge in this raucous, rough-and-tumble comedy-drama coached by legendary director Robert Aldrich (Vera Cruz, The Dirty Dozen). Reynolds plays one-time pro quarterback Paul Crewe, now behind bars for leading the state police on a wild chase in a “borrowed” car. Eddie Albert (Hustle) is the sadistic, scheming warden who recruits Crewe to form a team of convicts to go up against the warden’s polished, semi-pro team of prison guards in a championship game. Crewe has agreed that his crew—dubbed the “Mean Machine”—will provide only passive resistance to the squad of brutal guards. But the gridiron showdown turns into a gritty game of cunning strategy as the Mean Machine defies the warden’s iron-fisted control and attempts to go the distance in The Longest Yard. Featuring Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad, Bernadette Peters, Richard Kiel and a rowdy roster of real-life football greats, it’s survival of the fiercest. And the funniest!

Product Extras:

Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision Master – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critics Alain Silver and James Ursini, Authors of WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO ROBERT ALDRICH?: HIS LIFE AND HIS FILMS (4KUHD & Blu-ray)
Audio Commentary by Star Burt Reynolds and Writer/Producer Albert S. Ruddy (4KUHD & Blu-ray)
Doing Time on THE LONGEST YARD: Featurette (Blu-ray)
Unleashing THE MEAN MACHINE: Featurette (Blu-ray)
Theatrical Trailer – Newly Mastered in 4K (Blu-ray)
Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips
Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc / Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
Optional English Subtitles
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