Written & Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, Teri Garr, Harrison Ford and Frederic Forrest, The Conversation receives its Blu-Ray premier on 31st October 2011 from Studiocanal.
Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) values his personal privacy and anonymity above all else. When he and partner Stan (John Cazale) are hired by a mysterious client known only as 'the director' (Robert Duvall) to follow a young couple, Harry deduces that the woman, Mary, is the director's wife, and the man an employee with whom she is conducting an affair. Harry becomes convinced that the director intends to murder the pair and, haunted by guilt from a previous assignment where the information he provided resulted in loss of human life, sets out to prevent the killing himself. One of Coppola's masterpieces, The Conversation is a dark and unsettling conspiracy thriller which explores the growing role of technology in society, and the impossibility of privacy in our daily lives.
Hackman's astonishing performance as the obsessive, haunted Harry Caul is one of his very best. Nominated for three Academy Awards, The Conversation was Coppola's only other film (in addition to Apocalypse Now), to win the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes.
- Francis Ford Copolla commentary
- Walter Murch commentary
- Cindy Williams Screen Test
- Harrison Ford Screen Test
- No Cigar
- David Shire Interview
- Then and Now
- Gene Hackman Interview
- Script Dictations
- Close-Up On the Conversation
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.