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On the waterfront Cover Image DVD DVD

On the waterfront [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; an Elia Kazan production ; screenplay by Budd Schulberg ; a Horizon picture ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by Elia Kazan.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781604656602
  • ISBN: 1604656603
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (41 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
  • Edition: Three-DVD special ed.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Based upon an original story by Budd Schulberg; suggested by articles by Malcolm Johnson.
Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary by authors Richard Schickel and Jeff Young; New conversation between filmmaker Martin Scorsese and critic Kent Jones; Elia Kazan: an outsider (1982), an hour-long documentary; Visual essay on the aspect ratio; Trailer. Disc 2: Alternate presentation of 1.85:1 (widescreen) restoration; "I'm standin' over here now" (new making of documentary); New interview with Eva Marie Saint; Interview with Elia Kazan from 2001; New interview with longshoreman Thomas Hanley. Disc 3: Alternate presentation of 1.33:1 (full-screen) restoration; Who is Mr. Big? (new interview with author James T. Fisher about the real-life people and places behind the film); Contender: mastering the method (2001 documentary on the film's most famous scene); Leonard Bernstein's score (visual essay). Booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda, Kazan's 1952 defense of his House Un-American Activities Committee testimony, one of the 1948 Malcolm Johnson articles that inspired the film, and a 1953 piece by screenwriter Budd Schulberg.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc 1. 4k restoration version -- disc 2. Alternate presentation of 1.85:1 restoration -- disc 3. Alternate presentation of 1.33:1 restoration.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; art director, Richard Day ; film editor, Gene Milford ; wardrobe, Flo Transfield ; music by Leonard Bernstein.
Participant or Performer Note:
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon, Eva Marie Saint.
Summary, etc.:
Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and institutional corruption. This film charts Terry's deepening moral crisis as he must choose whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley, as the authorities close in on them.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono, Dolby Digital 5.1; 4K digital restoration.
Language Note:
Optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Corruption > Drama.
Organized crime > Drama.
Clergy > Drama.
Stevedores > Labor unions > Corrupt practices > Drama.
New York (N.Y.) > Drama.
Genre: Gangster films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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Summary: Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and institutional corruption. This film charts Terry's deepening moral crisis as he must choose whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley, as the authorities close in on them.

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