Rent The Last Picture Show (1971)

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Synopsis:
Released in 1971 to critical acclaim and public controversy, Peter Bogdanovich's 'The Last Picture Show' garnered eight Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and was hailed by many as the most important work by a young American director since Citizen Kane. A surprisingly frank, bittersweet drama of social and sexual mores in small-town Texas, the film features a talented cast led by Jeff Bridges, Cybill Sheperd and Timothy Bottoms.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Stephen J. Friedman, Bob Rafelson
Voiced By:
Peter Bogdanovich
Writers:
Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich
Others:
Stephen J. Friedman, Robert Surtees
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
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Awards:

1973 BAFTA Best Screen Play

1973 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor

1973 BAFTA Best Supporting Actress

1972 Oscar Best Supporting Actor

1972 Oscar Best Supporting Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/11/2001
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 'Last Picture Show: A Look Back' Documentary
  • Theatrical Re-Release Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Filmographies
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/04/2018
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0, French Dolby Digital 1.0, German Dolby Digital 1.0, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Simplified Mandarin, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary with Peter Bogdanovich
  • A Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • Theatrical Re-Release Featurette
  • 'The Last Picture Show. A Look Back' Documentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/10/2022
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono, French DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono, German DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono, Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Chinese, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Mandarin, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- 1999 Definitive Director's Cut
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- 1971 Theatrical Version

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Reviews (3) of The Last Picture Show

Pre-David Lynch : "scratch beneath the surface" tale - The Last Picture Show review by CS

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30/12/2021

Classic grim small town film I recently re-watched ... I thought David Lynch must’ve watched this too ... it included the song ‘Blue Velvet’ and the classic line ‘Don’t you look at me!’ and is full of secret shenanigans once you ‘scratch beneath the surface’ ... makes you feel good that you never lived there when growing up , even if they did have a heifer handy when on their lonesome ... moooooooo!

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great !! - The Last Picture Show review by sb

Spoiler Alert
07/12/2022

Great Acting

All done in a small town set up

Inspiring and a little bit depressing as well..

Very engrossing

Watch it.. 

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Outstanding Drama - The Last Picture Show review by GI

Spoiler Alert
31/07/2023

This is another classic 1970s melodrama that formed part of the New Wave in Hollywood and looked with a condemning eye at the 'American Dream' and found it wanting. It's an outstanding film that can be viewed as a true auteur film under the directorship of Peter Bogdanovich, a director from the film school generation that spawned Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and others. This is the story of a dying town in Texas and a lost way of life. It sets up the time honoured confrontation between a generation contented with their lot and a newer one who are not. The sexual awakening and coming of age narrative identifies that despite the conflicts of society the emotions and passions of people remains the same. Set in 1951 in the dusty town of Anarene Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges) live a bored life centred on the local cinema and pool hall run by Sam (Ben Johnson). The boys all boast and yet fret about sex and girlfriends while the local girls especially Jacy (Cybill Shepherd) worry about pregnancy, being virgins and their reputations. In this mix is played out a heady cocktail of human passions of guilt, obsession and love. This is a remarkable film that garnered Academy Awards for Hollywood stalwart Johnson and for Cloris Leachman as the wife of the school sports coach with whom Sonny has a complicated affair; both well deserved. This is a key American film of the 70s that resonates into the modern day, it's a must see and one that deserves a modern audience.

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