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Harold and Maude [DVD] [1971]

Release Date:06/27/2000
In the rush to flood the DVD market with titles, Paramount Pictures released several of their classic older films with very little fanfare and very few extras. Unfortunately, the Harold and Maude DVD is one of them, with no extras save for two theatrical trailers and a grainy, scratchy widescreen transfer. Though the disc is released in Dolby Digital 5:1 Surround, there is no isolated track for songwriter Cat Stevens' brilliant music. Even the setup options offer only English subtitles for the hard of hearing. This Harold and Maude DVD is merely for those fans who simply must own a widescreen copy of the film. Other moviegoers would be satisfied watching this classic film on video or cable.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 10)

    Special Features

    • Widescreen version enhanced for 16 x 9
    • Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English mono; French mono
    • English subtitles
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene selection
    • Two theatrical trailers


    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

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