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The Swimmer 2-Disc Deluxe Edition Blu-ray (Grindhouse Releasing)

The Swimmer 2-Disc Deluxe Edition Blu-ray (Grindhouse Releasing)

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A man sets out on what he thinks is an adventure but is instead a devastating portrait of the American Dream.

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the ultimate late-60s studio-produced cult film, THE SWIMMER. In his finest performance, Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper class East coast society. Based on the acclaimed short-story by John Cheever and directed by Frank Perry (DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, MOMMIE DEAREST), THE SWIMMER is film like no other, a feature-length TWILIGHT ZONE episode by way of THE NEW YORKER.

Bonus Materials

  • The original NEW YORKER short story read by author John Cheever
  • Rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes
  • Liner notes by director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR)
  • Extensive still galleries, trailers and TV spots
  • Additional interviews with Joanna Lancaster, swimming instructor Bob Horn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, editor Sidney Katz, and assistant directors Michael Hertzberg and Ted Zachary
  • Spectacular digital restoration created from 4K scans for optimal picture quality
  • Revealing, in-depth interviews with stars Janet Landgard, Marge Champion and Joan Rivers