Carnal Knowledge [DVD] [1971]

  • SKU: 3815697
  • Release Date: 12/07/1999
  • Rating: R
Mike Nichols' harsh drama Carnal Knowledge comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a collectible booklet. This is a decent, but not good disc from MGM/UA that will pacify, but not satisfy the film's fans.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • Collectible booklet

Synopsis


Carnal Knowledge
"Maybe you're not supposed to like it with someone you love." With a script by satirist and cartoonist Jules Feiffer, Mike Nichols's Carnal Knowledge (1971) ruthlessly exposed the damage wrought by pre-1960s sexual mores. From their post-World War II college years at Amherst through the Vietnam era, buddies Jonathan (Jack Nicholson) and Sandy (Art Garfunkel) are a catalogue of male sexual dysfunction. Sensitive Sandy falls in love with and marries college sweetheart Susan (Candice Bergen) only to wonder years later if he missed out on finding the perfect sex/love partner. Jonathan lives for aggressive sexual conquest (starting with Sandy's Susan in college), even as he rails against female "ballbusters," finally guilt-marrying his tiredly voluptuous mistress Bobbie (Ann-Margret, in an Oscar-nominated performance) after she tries to kill herself. By the late '60s, Sandy has moved on to a hippie chick girlfriend (Carol Kane) who can raise his consciousness about the sexual revolution, and Jonathan is single again, but Sandy is a little too old for the peace-and-love generation, and Jonathan bitterly faces emasculating impotence. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jack Nicholson
    Jack Nicholson - Jonathan
  • Art Garfunkel
    Art Garfunkel - Sandy
  • Candice Bergen
    Candice Bergen - Susan
  • Ann-Margret
    Ann-Margret - Bobbie
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    Cynthia O'Neal - Cindy



Customer rating

5.0
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best.

    Posted
    Snuffycakes
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    This is the film that defined the second coming of the love-making revolution for stiffs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of my personal all time classics.

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    fastfreddie212
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    One of a few great movies I wanted to posses to watch when ever I wanted to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    Harvey
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    Good old movie. Takes me back a few years when watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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