Harold and Maude [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1971]

  • SKU: 19890995
  • Release Date: 06/12/2012
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • New audio commentary by Hal Ashby biographer Nick Dawson and producer Charles B. Mulvehill
  • Illustrated audio excerpts from seminars by Ashby and writer-producer Colin Higgins
  • New interview with songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Synopsis


Harold and Maude
A young man with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life find love in Hal Ashby's cult black comedy. Deadpan rich boy Harold (Bud Cort) keeps staging elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother (Vivian Pickles), but she keeps planning his brilliant future for him instead. Obsessed with the trappings of death, Harold freaks out his blind dates, modifies his new sports car to look like a mini-hearse, and attends funerals, where he meets the spirited Maude (Ruth Gordon). An eccentric to the core, Maude lives exactly as she pleases, with avid collecting and nude modeling among her many pursuits. To the disgust of Harold's relatives and the befuddlement of Harold's shrink, Harold falls in love with her. As lilting Cat Stevens tunes play on the soundtrack, Maude teaches Harold a valuable lesson about making the most of his time on earth. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ruth Gordon
    Ruth Gordon - Maude
  • Bud Cort
    Bud Cort - Harold Chasen
  • Vivian Pickles
    Vivian Pickles - Mrs. Chasen
  • Cyril Cusack
    Cyril Cusack - Sculptor
  • Charles Tyner
    Charles Tyner - Uncle Victor



Overall customer rating

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

    Great black comedy

    Posted
    kakihara

    This is a wildly funny and absolutely heartbreaking, but simultaneously uplifting love story about a short-lived and fantastically passionate romance between Harold, a depressed teenager, and Maude, a vibrant, nearly-80-yr-old woman. I highly recommend this film. It is unusually timeless, side-splittingly funny, and able to constrict the hearts and throats of viewers with an incredibly realistic sense of mourning for the characters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    MtMOM
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    This is one of the greatest movies ever made. I have watched it many times and can keep watching again and again. Ruth Gordon is fantastic and Bud Cort is great. The soundtrack by Cat Stevens makes it even better. You'll laugh, you'll cry and it touches the heart. 2 thumbs up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Harold and Maude

    Posted
    Apollo
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    This was the first movie I saw of Ruth Gordon and I fell in love with her right away. A true Actress of that time and now. When I saw that this was available in Bluray I did not hesitate. Soooo happy to see this agiain

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly Dark and Morbidly Beautiful

    Posted
    Jory

    I love this movie. The suicide gags for attention are so good, a remodeled car that is now a hearse and the replanting of the tree, this is a comedy that will live on forever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Harold and Maude is a Classic

    Posted
    Flyingbob
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    I love this movie and was very pleased to find it for such a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good

    Posted
    tinasin
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    its a good product i like it......................

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

    Posted
    Leelee
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    Fun, quirky movie! Lovely edition with a booklet and extras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    Posted
    Bobby
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    Glad to have a better copy of this movie. Found it on sale

    I would recommend this to a friend



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