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Five Easy Pieces

Spine #546



Release:
Jun 30, 2015
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Five Easy Pieces

Other Versions:

2010 Edition

2010 Blu-ray

2015 Blu-ray


Directed By: Bob Rafelson
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Lois Smith
Licensor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Following Jack Nicholson's breakout supporting turn in Easy Rider, director Bob Rafelson devised a powerful leading role for the new star in the searing character study Five Easy Pieces. Nicholson plays the now iconic cad Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, who returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend (Karen Black, in an Oscar-nominated role) in tow, to see his estranged ailing father. Moving in its simplicity and gritty in its textures, Five Easy Pieces is a lasting example of early 1970s American alienation.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson
  • Soul Searching in "Five Easy Pieces," a 2009 video piece with Rafelson
  • BBStory, a 2009 documentary about the legendary film company BBS Productions, with Rafelson; actors Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, and Ellen Burstyn; directors Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom; and others
  • Documentary from 2009 about BBS featuring critic David Thomson and historian Douglas Brinkley
  • Audio excerpts from a 1976 AFI interview with Rafelson
  • Theatrical trailer and teasers

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