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America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

Spine #0



Release:
Nov 23, 2010
$124.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

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Directed By: Bob Rafelson, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Henry Jaglom, Peter Bogdanovich
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Karen Black, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Tuesday Weld, Orson Welles, Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybil Shepherd
Licensor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Like the rest of America, Hollywood was ripe for revolution in the late sixties. Cinema attendance was down; what had once worked seemed broken. Enter Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and Steve Blauner, who knew that what Hollywood needed was new audiences-namely, young people-and that meant cultivating new talent and new ideas. Fueled by money made from their invention of the superstar TV pop group the Monkees, they set off on a film-industry journey that would lead them to form BBS Productions, a company that was also a community. The innovative films produced by this team between 1968 and 1972 are collected in this box set-works created within the studio system but lifted right out of the countercultural id, and that now range from the iconic (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show) to the acclaimed (The King of Marvin Gardens) to the obscure (Head; Drive, He Said; A Safe Place).

Box Set: The following DVDs are included in this set:

Head
Spine #544
Easy Rider
Spine #545
Five Easy Pieces
Spine #546
Drive, He Said
Spine #547
A Safe Place
Spine #548
The Last Picture Show
Spine #549
The King of Marvin Gardens
Spine #550


Supplements
  • HEAD
  • Audio commentary featuring Monkees Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork
  • New video interview with director Bob Rafelson
  • New documentary about BBS, featuring critic David Thomson and historian Douglas Brinkley
  • EASY RIDER
  • Audio commentary featuring director Dennis Hopper
  • Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage, a 1999 documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage
  • Footage of Hopper and star Peter Fonda at Cannes in 1969
  • New video interview with BBS's Steve Blauner
  • FIVE EASY PIECES
  • Audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson
  • Soul Searching in Five Easy Pieces, a 2009 video piece in which Rafelson discusses the film
  • BBStory, a 2009 documentary
  • Excerpts from an audio recording of Rafelson at the American Film Institute in 1976
  • DRIVE, HE SAID
  • A Cautionary Tale of Campus Revolution and Sexual Freedom, a 2009 video piece in which director Jack Nicholson discusses the experience of making this film
  • Theatrical trailer
  • A SAFE PLACE
  • Audio commentary featuring director Henry Jaglom
  • Henry Jaglom Finds "A Safe Place," a 2009 video piece in which the director discusses the film
  • Notes on the New York Film Festival, a 1971 video piece featuring an interview conducted by critic Molly Haskell with directors Peter Bogdanovich and Jaglom about their films The Last Picture Show and A Safe Place
  • Deleted scene and screen tests
  • Theatrical trailer
  • THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
  • Two audio commentaries, one featuring director Peter Bogdanovich and the other featuring Bogdanovich and actors Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, and Frank Marshall
  • Picture This, a 1990 documentary by George Hickenlooper
  • "The Last Picture Show": A Look Back, an hour-long 1999 documentary
  • 2009 interview with Bogdanovich
  • Screen tests and location footage
  • Theatrical trailers
  • THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS
  • Selected-scene audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson
  • Reflections of a Philosopher King, a 2009 documentary about the making of the film
  • Afterthoughts, a short 2002 documentary about the film, produced by Rafelson
  • Theatrical trailer

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