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Network (1976)

Wednesday 25th February 2015

Granted a place in the Library of Congress' prestigious National Film Registry, winner of four Oscars, Sidney Lumet's classic Network is being re-released on Blu-ray on 23rd March 2015 courtesy of Arrow Academy.
Ned Beatty, Wesley Addy, Robert Duvall, Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway
Sidney Lumet
Howard Gottfried, Fred C. Caruso
Arrow Films
2 hours 1 minutes
23/03/2015

I will be retiring from this programme in two weeks' time because of poor ratings.

In 1976 two of the key players in the Golden Age of Television, writer Paddy Chayefsky and director Sidney Lumet, delivered a coruscating attack - at once savage and hilarious - on the medium that made their names.

Since this show was the only thing i had going for me in my life, i've decided to kill myself.

To speak Chayefsky's Oscar-winning dialogue, Lumet enlisted a powerhouse cast list, including Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch (as 'the mad prophet of the airwaves' Howard Beale), Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty and Beatrice Straight. Five of them would be nominated for Academy Awards, three would win.

I'm going to blow my brains out right on this programme a week from today.

As well as its four Oscars, Network was also garlanded with a quartet of Golden Globes, a BAFTA and numerous other awards. In the years since its release, its reputation has only grown: the Library of Congress granted it a place on their prestigious National Film Registry; the American Film Institute named it as one of the greatest American films of all time; and the Writers Guild of America declared its screenplay one of the ten best of all time. It remains a true classic.

Network is re-released on Blu-ray on 23rd March 2015 courtesy of Arrow Academy.

So tune in next Tuesday.

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The Directors: Sidney Lumet - a 1999 documentary on the director, containing interviews with Jack Lemmon, Rod Steiger, Christopher Walken and others
  • Tune in Next Tuesday - a visual essay by Dave Itzkoff, the author of Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Walker
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Sutton and an American Cinematographer article by director of photography Owen Roizman, illustrated with original stills and artwork

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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