Medium Cool [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1969]

  • SKU: 21073464
  • Release Date: 05/21/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • New, restored 4K digital film transfer, approved by director Haskell Wexler, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Two audio commentaries, one featuring Wexler, editorial consultant Paul Golding, and actor Marianna Hill, and the other featuring historian Paul Cronin
  • New interview with Wexler
  • Extended excerpts from "Look Out Haskell, It's Real!," a documentary by Cronin about the making of Medium Cool, featuring interviews with Wexler; Golding; actors Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, and Robert Forster; Chicago historian Studs Terkel; and others
  • Excerpts from Sooner or Later, Cronin's documentary about Harold Blankenship, who plays Harold in the film
  • "Medium Cool" revisited, a new half-hour video by Wexler about the Occupy movement's protests against the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago
  • Trailer
  • Plus:
  • A booklet featuring an essay by film critic and programmer Thomas Beard


Medium Cool

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Forster
    Robert Forster - John
  • Verna Bloom
    Verna Bloom - Eileen
  • Peter Bonerz
    Peter Bonerz - Gus
  • Marianna Hill
    Marianna Hill - Ruth
  • Image coming soon
    Harold Blankenship - Harold

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    A totally blind buy for me, but I had a good feeling about the film because of great recommendations, and those involved in creating it. I was not disappointed. Up there with some of the best Criterion films to date in terms of video and audio quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Not my favorite from Criterion but a good movie none the less.

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