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Uniform Title Deer hunter (Motion picture)
Title The deer hunter [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and EMI presents ; a Michael Cimino film ; story by Michael Cimino & Deric Washburn and Louis Garfinkle & Quinn K. Redeker ; screenplay by Deric Washburn ; produced by Barry Spikings, Michael Deely, Michael Cimino, John Peverall ; directed by Michael Cimino.

Imprint Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures Company : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Deer    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (183 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features: Production notes [text feature]; Cast and filmmaker's [text feature]; Theatrical trailer (3 min.).
Contents Main titles/Clairton, PA -- Welsh's Lounge -- Wedding -- Deer hunter -- Last round -- Vietnam -- Captured -- Russian roulette -- Escape -- Life left behind -- Coming home -- Veterans -- Fall of Saigon -- Playing the American -- Last rites -- God Bless America/End titles.
Credits Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Peter Zinner ; art directors, Ron Hobbs and Kim Swados ; music, Stanley Myers ; production consultant, Joann Carelli ; Vietnamese advisor, Eleanor Dawson.
Cast Robert De Niro (Michael), John Cazale (Stan), John Savage (Steven), Meryl Streep (Linda), Christopher Walken (Nick), George Dzundza (John), Shirley Stoler (Steven's mother), Chuck Aspegren (Axel), Rutanya Alda (Angela).
Event Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1978.
Summary Five friends, Michael, Nick, Steven, Stan, and Axel, who are from a small town in middle America, work in the stifling heat and infernal din of a steel mill. They blow off steam after work at a neighborhood tavern. They go deer hunting every fall. One day late in 1968, Michael, Steven, and Nick leave for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela; their wedding reception serves as the friend's farewell party. 30 years after it appeared, this film can still generate intense responses and controversy. Perhaps the best description of the subject was offered by film critic Roger Ebert, who said, "'The Deer Hunter' is said to be about many subjects: About male bonding, about mindless patriotism, about the dehumanizing effects of war, about Nixon's "silent majority." It is about any of those things that you choose, if you choose, but more than anything else, it is a heartbreakingly effective fictional machine that evokes the agony of the Vietnam time."
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0; widescreen presentation, preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
Language In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hearing impaired, French or Spanish.
Subject Male friendship -- Drama.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Drama.
Soldiers -- United States -- Drama.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Military deserters -- United States -- Drama.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975 -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Historical films.
Added Author Cimino, Michael, 1939-2016.
Washburn, Deric. Author. Screenwriter.
Garfinkle, Louis, 1928-2005.
Redeker, Quinn K., 1936-4aut
Spikings, Barry, 1939- Producer.
Deely, Michael. Producer.
Peverall, John, 1931-2009.
De Niro, Robert, 1943-
Cazale, John, 1936-1978. Actor.
Savage, John, 1949- Actor.
Streep, Meryl. Actor.
Walken, Christopher, 1943- Actor.
Dzundza, George, 1945-
Stoler, Shirley. Actor.
Aspegren, Chuck. Actor.
Alda, Rutanya, 1945- Actor.
Zsigmond, Vilmos, 1930-2016.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
E.M.I. Films.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0783225997
Standard No. 025192017728
Music No. 20177 Universal
00212C Universal
Standard No. NZ1 6693425
AU@ 000022832214
AU@ 000044707721

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