Klute: The Criterion Collection (1971)
Monday 15th July 2019
With her Oscar-winning® turn in Klute, Jane Fonda (Coming Home) arrived full-fledged as a new kind of movie star. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels - a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the focal point of a missing person investigation when detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) turns up at her door - Fonda made the film her own, putting an independent woman and escort on-screen with a frankness that had not yet been attempted in Hollywood.
Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men), and lensed by master cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather), Klute is a character study thick with dread, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society.
With a restored 4K digital transfer, Klute is given the Criterion treatment and released 19th August 2019 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
- New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by camera operator Michael Chapman, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New conversation between actors Jane Fonda and Illeana Douglas
- New documentary about Klute and director Alan J. Pakula by filmmaker Matthew Miele, featuring scholars, filmmakers, and Pakula's family and friends
- The Look of "Klute," a new interview with writer Amy Fine Collins
- Archival interviews with Pakula and Fonda
- "Klute" in New York, a short documentary made during the shooting of the film
- An essay by critic Mark Harris and excerpts from a 1972 interview with Pakula
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.