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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1975]

  • SKU: 4750157
  • Release Date: 09/24/2002
  • Rating: R
The highly acclaimed drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest comes to DVD in a newly produced special edition. This 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer appears to be in great shape, save for a few instances of softness in the picture. Otherwise, Warner has done a very fine job at making sure this image is clear and very detailed. With vibrant colors (especially whites) and solid black levels, this picture should please fans of the Oscar-winning film. The soundtrack is presented in a newly remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track that suits the film well. While certainly not bombastic or overwhelming, this new 5.1 mix features subtle, discreet directional effects as well as crystal-clear dialogue, effects, and music. Also included on this disc is the original Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono soundtrack in French, as well as English, French, and Spanish subtitles. Fans will be thrilled to see this film in a coveted special edition featuring all new supplements. Starting off the disc is a commentary track by director Milos Forman with spliced-in interview segments by producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz. This is a very informative track that features loads of information about the production of the film. "The Making of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a nearly hour-long documentary that sports interviews with actors Danny DeVito, Vincent Schiavelli, Christopher Lloyd, Louise Fletcher, and others. This is a very thorough documentary (though sadly cut down from its 90-minute running time on the laserdisc edition) that takes the viewer through multiple anecdotes and stories about the film's inception. Finally, there are eight deleted scenes in a somewhat rough form (no commentary or explanation for their history is given), a theatrical trailer for the film, and some rather boring cast and crew awards lists.
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    Special Features


    • New 2001 digital transfer from restored elements
    • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Behind-the-scenes documentary the Making of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    • Feature-length audio commentary by director Milos Forman, Producers Micheal Douglas and Saul Zaentz
    • Additonal scenes
    • Interactive menus
    • Cast/director career highlights
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Scene access
    • Languages: English & Français
    • Subtitles: English, Français & Español
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. There he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates, including cowed mama's boy Billy (Brad Dourif) and silent Native American Chief Bromden (Will Sampson), presided over by the icy Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). Ratched and McMurphy recognize that each is the other's worst enemy: an authority figure who equates sanity with correct behavior, and a misfit who is charismatic enough to dismantle the system simply by living as he pleases. McMurphy proceeds to instigate group insurrections large and small, ranging from a restorative basketball game to an unfettered afternoon boat trip and a tragic after-hours party with hookers and booze. Nurse Ratched, however, has the machinery of power on her side to ensure that McMurphy will not defeat her. Still, McMurphy's message to live free or die is ultimately not lost on one inmate, revealing that escape is still possible even from the most oppressive conditions. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jack Nicholson
      Jack Nicholson - Randle Patrick McMurphy
    • Louise Fletcher
      Louise Fletcher - Nurse Mildred Ratched
    • William Redfield
      William Redfield - Harding
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      Dean R. Brooks - Dr. John Spivey
    • Scatman Crothers
      Scatman Crothers - Turkle Crothers



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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You need this!

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      lemonhead
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      This classic is a MUST have for any moviegoers home collection. It's classic Nicholson at his best, and most psychotic! For those who have never seen the film (seriously???), this is where the famous "Nurse Ratched" is found in all her glory, played beautifully by Louise Fletcher. This film also has other famous names like Danny Devito, Christopher Lloyd, and Brad Dourif are also in there. You really , really, really need this film. It's an old classic so you won't find any political correctness in it. I highly recommend getting this, watching this, owning this, whatever, just see it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of Nicholson's Best

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      kevman79

      This film displays some of Jack Nicholson's best work, as well as a superb supporting cast. 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is one picture I highly recommend seeing. Widescreen, but fans may want to go the extra mile and buy the special edition, that has a ton of bonus material not offered on this dvd.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Greatest performances of all time

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      Nort
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      Beautifully written and convincing this movie will haunt you long after you've watched it. One of the greatest drama movies ever that thrust Jack Nicholson and his surrounding cast into stardom. A national treasure. Must own.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good for its time

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      Ladoo
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      I'm sure this is a good movie, But I'll likely have to watch it a second time to appreciate its greatness. It has a ton of great reviews but it didn't keep my attention. I DO believe it deserves another chance from me. It was only a few dollars. Check it out. Jack Nicholson rarely disappoints.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome flick

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      misterJ
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      Jack Nicholson is one awesome actor. In this movie he makes you laugh, he makes you sad, he commands any scene he is in. If you are a Nicholson fan this is a must have. The writing, the story, and the supporting cast is also top notch. It's a shame what happens to him but I suppose it could happen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of Nicholson's Best

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      kevman79

      This film displays some of Jack Nicholson's best work, as well as a superb supporting cast. 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is one picture I highly recommend seeing. Widescreen, but fans may want to go the extra mile and buy the special edition, that has a ton of bonus material not offered on this dvd.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must Must Must MUST MUST Have.

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      busyizzy
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      Cuckoo's Nest is, in my opinion, the best film of the 70's. It is a must watch for everybody. Nicholson is as good as it gets (pun intended) in this film. It's top shelf all the way. This blu-ray transfer looks really, really nice too!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the Greatest Films for All to See

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      Jacy
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      This movie is a classic by the late Milos Forman. I love the way Will Sampson acted in this film; the ending, no. There’s a lot of well known actors in the film and they were YOUNG!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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