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Nashville [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray/DVD] [English] [1975]

  • SKU: 22075015
  • Release Date: 12/03/2013
  • Rating: R
  • 5.0 (2)
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Special Features

  • New 2K digital film restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring director Robert Altman
  • New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with actors Ronee Blakely, Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Allan Nicholls, and Lily Tomlin; screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury; assistant director Alan Rudolph; and Altman's widow, Kathryn Reed Altman
  • Three archival interviews with Altman
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Demo of Carradine performing his songs from the film
  • Trailer
  • One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content in both formats
  • PLUS: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell

Synopsis

Nashville
Following 24 characters through 5 days in the country music capital, Robert Altman's 1975 epic presents a complexly textured portrayal (and critique) of American obsessions with celebrity and power. Among the various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk are politically ambitious country icon Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson) and his fragile star protegée Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley); Tom (Keith Carradine), a self-absorbed rock star who woos lonely married gospel singer Linnea Reese (Lily Tomlin); Sueleen Gay (Gwen Welles), a talentless waitress painfully humiliated at her first singing gig; Albuquerque (Barbara Harris), a runaway wife with dreams of stardom; nightclub owner Lady Pearl (Barbara Baxley), who reminisces about "those Kennedy boys"; single-minded groupie L.A. Joan (Shelley Duvall); vapid BBC commentator Opal (Geraldine Chaplin); and campaign guru John Triplette (Michael Murphy), who is trying to organize a concert rally for the unseen but always heard populist presidential candidate-cum-demagogue Hal Phillip Walker. Everything comes to a head during a climactic concert at Nashville's replica of the Parthenon temple, as the entertainment-hungry audience is momentarily woken out of its stupor by unexpected violence, only to be lulled into a restorative sing-along to "It Don't Worry Me." ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Henry Gibson
    Henry Gibson - Haven Hamilton
  • Barbara Baxley
    Barbara Baxley - Lady Pearl
  • Ned Beatty
    Ned Beatty - Delbert Reese
  • Karen Black
    Karen Black - Connie White
  • Ronee Blakley
    Ronee Blakley - Barbara Jean

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