The Fisher King [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1991]

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  • Release Date: 06/23/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (53 out of 54)

Special Features


  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam
  • Audio commentary featuring Gilliam
  • New interviews with Gilliam, Producer Lynda Obst, Screenwriter Richard LaGravenese, and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl
  • New interviews with artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds on the creation of the film's Red Knight
  • Interview from 206 with actor Robin Williams
  • New video essay featuring Bridge's on-set photographs
  • Footage from 1991 of Bridges training as a radio personality with acting coach Stephen Bridgewater
  • Deleted scenes, with audio commentary by Gilliam
  • Costume tests
  • Trailers
  • Plus: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

Synopsis


The Fisher King
Terry Gilliam directed this adaptation of Richard LaGravenese's mystical (and mythical) tale of redemption in the hard-time town of New York City. Jeff Bridges is shock radio DJ Jack Lucas, whose low opinion of humanity lends itself well to his radio talk show, where the enmity rubs off on his listeners. One fan in particular takes Jack's rants to heart and goes to a fancy restaurant with a gun, murdering innocent diners. Jack is so distraught at what his on-air suggestion wrought that he sinks into a three-year depression, drinking himself to sleep and mooching off of his girlfriend Anne Napolitano (Mercedes Ruehl, in an Oscar-winning performance), an attractive owner of a video store. Hitting bottom, Jack slumps to the river, prepared to commit suicide. To his rescue comes a crazed but witty homeless man named Parry (Robin Williams), who tells Jack he's destined for great things -- all his has to do is find the Holy Grail (conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan) and save Parry's soul. He also wants Jack to help him out with the woman of his dreams, Lydia Sinclair (Amanda Plummer), a shy type who works at a publishing company. Parry was once a university professor became unglued by a tragic event in his past; Jack soon realizes that to save himself, he first must save Parry. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Parry
  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges - Jack Lucas
  • Mercedes Ruehl
    Mercedes Ruehl - Anne Napolitano
  • Amanda Plummer
    Amanda Plummer - Lydia Sinclair
  • Michael Jeter
    Michael Jeter - Homeless Cabaret Singer



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Criterion

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    Charlobby
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    Great movie. Too bad Criterion goofed on the transfer. Not only did they goof, they refused to acknowledge it and fix it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition To Our Movie Collection

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    DevilDog1961
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    This is a older movie that we have not seen and was delighted when I was able to purchase it from BestBuy at a good price so my wife and I can watch it anytime we want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay movie

    Posted
    Battletoad
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    One of the weaker Terry Gilliam films and compared to other Criterion Bluray releases the PQ is decent but underwhelming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film

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    Alex
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    Gillian's most successful film. An underrated gem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Kingpree
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    An outstanding performance from robin williams, Jeff bridges, and Amanda Plummer. Watchers will not be disappointed if they're looking for a different type of drama.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Williams is insanely good

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    MrMusic
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    Bridges is a shock dj that causes events that makes him question his sanity. Robin Williams plays a crazy that tries to help Bridges cope between reality and fantasy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic

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    bluraydj
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    wow, GREAT performances by Jeff Bridges and the late (and)great Robin Williams. pick this one up and add it to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Movie

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    PegasusTX1969
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    A Wonderful movie, an adult whimsical fairytale with a dark underbelly. Amazing performances from all, Jeff Bridges and Mercedes Ruehl are great together, Amanda Plummer is superb but the real star is Robin Williams, who is both zany and funny, as well as, serious and somber. Not to be missed.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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