Cool Hand Luke [Deluxe Edition] [DVD] [1967]

  • SKU: 8955384
  • Release Date: 09/09/2008
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 34)

Special Features


  • New digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements
  • Commentary by historian/Newman biographer Eric Lax
  • New documentary: A Natural-Born World-Shaker - Making Cool Hand Luke
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Cool Hand Luke
Paul Newman was nominated for an Oscar and George Kennedy received one for his work in this allegorical prison drama. Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to a stretch on a southern chain gang after he's arrested for drunkenly decapitating parking meters. While the avowed ambition of the captain (Strother Martin) is for each prisoner to "get their mind right," it soon becomes obvious that Luke is not about to kowtow to anybody. When challenged to a fistfight by fellow inmate Dragline (George Kennedy), Luke simply refuses to give up, even though he's brutally beaten. Luke knows how to win at poker, even with bad cards, by using his smarts and playing it cool. Luke also figures out a way for the men to get their work done in half the usual time, giving them the afternoon off. Finally, when Luke finds out his mother has died, he plots his escape; when he's caught, he simply escapes again. Soon, Luke becomes a symbol of hope and resilience to the other men in the prison camp -- and a symbol of rebelliousness that must be stamped out to the guards and the captain. Along with stellar performances by Newman, Kennedy, and Martin, Cool Hand Luke features a superb supporting cast, including Ralph Waite, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, and Joe Don Baker as members of the chain gang. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Paul Newman
    Paul Newman - Lucas (Luke) Jackson
  • George Kennedy
    George Kennedy - Dragline
  • J.D. Cannon
    J.D. Cannon - Society Red
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    Lou Antonio - Koko
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    Robert Drivas - Loudmouth Steve



Customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must-see if you love classics

    Posted
    luxurytax
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    After seeing the theatrical poster in Monty's apartment in the film '25th Hour' with Edward Norton, I had always wanted to see CHL. I've seen it a couple of times by now and still enjoy it. It's basically about a dude going to jail for ripping off parking meters for fun while intoxicated, going to jail, escaping, going back to jail, escaping again and getting caught again, then presumably going to someplace worse or just back to jail again. If you like classics set in the south about a young man with nothing to lose, you should check it out. The blu-ray looks pretty good, but the HD version they show on TV as long as they don't crop it, which is what most cable stations have been doing, essentially destroying the film, is not bad either. I also did not explore any bonus features, so if you can catch the film on TV then do that and if you enjoy it then buy the blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best!

    Posted
    Waso
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    I was first introduced to Paul Newman with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and then I saw Cool Hand Luke. The first scene I saw was him eating eggs in a contest and I thought as a kid, "I gotta' see the rest of this!" and I did. This movie is perhaps one of the best movies I've ever seen...period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool Hand Luke

    Posted
    kcameron53

    I saw this movie years ago and loved it. Paul Newman made so many great movies that he should have won Oscars for and yet he never won until The Color of Money which I thought was just ok. I like to compare Newman with Pacino so many nominations yet never won except 1...... not fair!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ONE OF THE GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME

    Posted
    Jory

    I love this movie so much. It's just one of those films that makes you happy. Perfect screenplay, performances that stay with you forever, if you haven't seen this film please do yourself a favor and pick it up. Blu-ray if you have the equiptment or DVD if you don't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great acting by Paul Newman

    Posted
    iluvgoodflicks
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    if your looking for a well written/directed and acted movie this is it. It takes place in the deep south in the 50's era. Paul Newman is a prisioner on a chain gang. It deals with many aspects of the human condition. The blue ray disc arrived on time and the price was reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    Bobcat
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    I remember watching this movie shortly after it came out when I was getting out of the service. I have been looking to buy it recently & found it at Best Buy. Price was a little high but I got it anyway. Really enjoyed the movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic.

    Posted
    PACineaste
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    This is a classic for a reason. While it deserves a truly deluxe treatment, this fantastic HD presentation will do. Great story and a great cast make this one to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie

    Posted
    BitPusher
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    One of the best of all time, IMHO. Don't miss it! On my list of top movies of all time.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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