Following [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 20703872
  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
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Special Features

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director Christopher Nolan
  • New 5.1 surround mix by rerecording mixer Gary Rizzo
  • Audio commentary by Nolan
  • New interview with Nolan
  • Chronological edit of the film
  • Side-by-side comparison of the shooting script with three scenes from the film
  • Doodlebug (1997), a three-minute film by Nolan, starring Following's Jeremy Theobald
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: an essay by film critic and programmer Scott Foundas


Christopher Nolan made his feature directorial debut with this 16mm black-and-white British suspense drama, shot on weekends with a $6,000 budget. Wannabe writer Bill, aka "The Young Man" (Jeremy Theobald), is "between jobs," living in impoverished circumstances with no prospects, plots, or outlines. Desperate for ideas, he begins following people in the street to "gather material," more accurately described as a venture into voyeurism. When Cobb (Alex Haw) realizes he's being followed, he confronts Bill. Cobb explains that he goes one step further -- entering people's apartments not only for theft but also to spy on private possessions. The notion of illegal intrusions excites Bill, but graduating to the next plateau beyond break-ins sets him up as a fall guy. Shown at the 1998 San Francisco Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Alex Haw - Cobb
  • Lucy Russell
    Lucy Russell - The Blonde
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    Jennifer Angel

Customer rating

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

    great start

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    this is a great first film from Christopher Nolan. I picked in up in anticipation of watching all of his movies, upon the release of his 4k set. You can see the early makings of his style in this film. Don't neglect the Batman easter egg.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Nolan is my favorite director and this is his first film. I recommend it

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