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Tom Jones - Theatrical Version and Director's Cut

US Blu-ray Release by Criterion

The UK comedy Tom Jones (1963) by Tony Richardson ias based on Henry Fielding's novel from 1749. In 1964, the movie was nominated for 10 Oscars and got 4 of them (best movie, best director, best score and best screenplay). In 1989, a Director's Cut was edited by nobody other than the director himself - almost 7 minutes are missing.

On 02/27/2018, Criterion will release both versions as 2-Disc Blu-ray set in the US. Both versions have been restored in 4K. The extras are as follows:

  • New program on the film’s cinematography featuring a conversation between Lassally and critic Peter Cowie
  • Excerpt from a 1982 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring actor Albert Finney
  • New interview with actor Vanessa Redgrave on director Tony Richardson, to whom she was married from 1962 to 1967
  • New interview with film scholar Duncan Petrie on the movie’s impact on British cinema
  • Illustrated archival audio interview with composer John Addison on his Oscar-winning score for the film
  • New interview with the director’s-cut editor, Robert Lambert
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Neil Sinyard
Release: Dec 13, 2017 - Author: The Undertaker - Translator: Tony Montana

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