The Hustler: 50th Anniversary Edition (1961)
Sunday 22nd May 2011
Winner of 2 Academy Awards, and released in time for Father's Day, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is proud to announce The Hustler: 50th Anniversary Edition available to own for the first time on Blu-ray from the 23rd May 2011.
Paul Newman electrifies in his brilliant portrayal of Fast Eddie Nelson, an arrogant hustler whose unbridled ambition drives him to challenge legendary pool player Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason)-but the stakes are higher than either of them could have imagined. Racking up 9 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Picture, this powerful and provocative cinematic masterpiece explodes on screen as never before on Blu-ray!
Paul Newman heads a superb cast featuring Jackie Gleason, George C Scott and Piper Laurie in this riveting film that received an Academy Award nomination as Best Picture of 1961 and brought all four of its stars Oscar Nominations, Newman (Best Actor Nominee) is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson, an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts back street pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out legendary Minnesota Fats (Gleason, Supporting Actor nominee), who's backed by Bert Gordon (Scott, Supporting Actor Nominee). The love of a lonely woman (Laurie, Best Actress Nominee) could turn Eddie's life around, but he won't rest until he beats Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he must pay. Voted one of the year's best by the New York Times and Time, and distinguished by two Academy Awards. The Hustler is a dazzling cinematic triumph.
- Paul Newman at Fox
- Jackie Gleason: The Big Man
- The Real Hustler : Walter Tevis
- Life in the Fast Lane: Fast Eddie
- Felson and the Search for Greatness
- Milestones in Cinema History: The Hustler
- Swimming with Sharks: The Art of the Hustle
- The Hustler: The Inside Story
- Paul Newman: Hollywood's Cool Hand
- Trick Shot Analysis by Mike Massey
- Opening Scene Demonstration
- Fast Eddie and Minnesota Fat's First Match
- Theatrical Trailer
- Spanish Theatrical Trailer
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.