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Tom Jones [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1963]

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Release Date:02/27/2018
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Tony Richardson's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel was one of the most critically acclaimed and popular comedies of its time, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film follows Tom Jones (Albert Finney), a country boy who becomes one of the wildest playboys in 18th century England, developing a ravenous taste for women, food, and rowdy adventures. Over the course of the film, Jones tries to amass his own fortune and win the heart of Sophie (Susannah York). Not only does John Osborne's Oscar-winning screenplay stay true to the tone of the novel, but the cast -- including Lynn Redgrave in her first screen role -- tears into the story with spirited abandon, making the movie a wildly entertaining and witty experience.~Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Features

Excerpt from a 1982 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring actor Albert Finney

Illustrated archival audio interview with composer John Addison on his Oscar-winning score for the film.

New interview with actor Vanessa Redgrave on her former husband, director Tony Richardson

New interview with film scholar Duncan Petrie on the movie's impact on British cinema

New interview with the editor of the director's cut, Robert Lambert

New program on the film's cinematography featuring Walter Lassally