Walter Matthau stars in CHARLEY VARRICK

On November 12, Kino Lorber will be releasing a newly remastered BluRay of one of our favorite crime films of the 1970s, Don Siegel’s Charley Varrick, starring Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon, and Sheree North.

Synopsis: When small-time criminal Charley Varrick (Walter Matthau) leads a crew to rob a bank, things don’t exactly go according to plan. Not only are there casualties, but also, he and his surviving cohort, Harman Sullivan (Andy Robinson), discover that they’ve snagged far more cash than they were expecting –and it’s money that belongs to the mob. Hunted by both the police and a ruthless killer named Molly (Joe Don Baker), Charley and Harman may not live long enough to enjoy their small fortune.

Special Features and Technical Specs: BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM • Refracted Personae: Iconography and Abstraction in Don Siegel’s American Purgatory – An examination of Don Siegel’s signature directorial style and key thematic elements in his later masterpiece, CHARLEY VARRICK by Film Historian Howard S. Berger • Last of the Independents: The Making of Charley Varrick – 72-Minute doc featuring interviews with Kristoffer Tabori (Siegel’s son), actors Andy Robinson and Jacqueline Scott, stunt driver and actor Craig R. Baxley, composer Lalo Schifrin, and Howard A. Rodman (son of screenwriter, Howard Rodman) • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan • Limited Edition Booklet Essay by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton • “Trailers From Hell” with Josh Olson and Howard Redman • Theatrical Trailer • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

The film will also be released on DVD with the same extras as the BD (except the essay insert) and available for the first time in the U.S. in the 1.85:1 intended ratio.

 

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Peter

Editor-In-Chief of The Grindhouse Cinema Database/Furious Cinema contributor. Pete is a rabid movie geek who enjoys everything from wild n' crazy exploitation/cult flix to big budget mainstream classics. His other interests include: graphic design, cartooning and music.

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