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Seconds [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1966]

Release Date:08/13/2013
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Audio Commentary featuring Director John Frankenheimer
    • New interview with actor Alec Baldwin
    • Excerpts from Hollywood on the Hudson, a 1965 television program featuring on-set footage and an interview with actor Rock Hudson
    • New program on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Evans Frankenheimer
    • Director's Widow
    • Actor Salome Jens
    • Interview with Frankenheimer from 1971
    • New visual essay by film scholars R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance
    • Plus: a Booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt


    Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph) is a listless Manhattan businessman who lives with his wife in the New York suburbs. One day, he runs into an old friend (Murray Hamilton) whom he thought had died. The friend leads him to The Company, a secretive operation run by The Old Man (Will Geer). The Company is a high-tech service which, for a price, provides older men with plastic surgery, a beefed-up body, and a fresh start in life. To cover the "disappearance," a middle-aged male cadaver is "killed" in a hotel fire. Hamilton submits to the operation that will turn him into a "Second," and when the bandages are removed, he's shed twenty years, renamed Tony Wilson and portrayed by Rock Hudson. The Company creates a new identity for Hamilton, relocating him in a hedonistic California beach community with an identity as a painter. Celebrating during a local wine festival, Hamilton has his revelry cut short when he learns that all his new young friends are Seconds like himself and suddenly feels trapped in these surroundings. Unfortunately, finding a way out isn't nearly as easy as it was to find a way in. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Rock Hudson
      Rock Hudson - Antiochus "Tony" Wilson
    • Salome Jens
      Salome Jens - Norma Marcus
    • John Randolph
      John Randolph - Arthur Hamilton
    • Will Geer
      Will Geer - Boss
    • Jeff Corey
      Jeff Corey - Mr. Ruby

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