“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest" 35th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition On DVD And Blu-Ray Disc™ September 14 From Warner Home Video

(May 10, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Based on the American literary classic by Ken Kesey, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is the powerfully dramatic film that took the 1975 Academy Awards® by storm with its compelling tale about the triumph of the human spirit and the fight for freedom. Presented by Warner Home Video, the critically acclaimed, award-winning film makes a very special appearance on September 14, 2010 in an all new Ultimate Collector’s Edition, commemorating the film’s 35th anniversary (Blu-ray Disc™: $49.99 SRP / DVD $39.92 SRP). Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc and packed with more than four hours of bonus content, the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Ultimate Collector’s Edition will feature “Completely Cuckoo,” the captivating documentary touting rare, frank interviews with the author and an up-close and personal discussion with director Miloš Forman (“Amadeus,” “Valmont,” “People vs. Larry Flynt”), producer Saul Zaentz (“The English Patient,” “Amadeus”) and members of the cast such as Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito and Vincent Schiavelli. The collection also includes an all new interview with producer Michael Douglas, a full-length commentary with Forman, Douglas and Zaentz, deleted scenes and the original trailer for the film. In addition to the impressive bonus content, the 35th anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition will contain unique collectibles honoring the film and its legacy, such as playing cards, posters, character cards, pre-production correspondence and fascinating movie trivia. Undoubtedly one of the greatest films in the history of American cinema, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” presents a biting and ultimately tragic satire about mental institutions and the human condition. A disturbing, witty and electrifying drama, the film went on to win a total of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Jack Nicholson, Best Actress for Louise Fletcher, Best Direction for Miloš Forman and Best Adapted Screenplay for Laurence Hauben and Bo Goldman. Synopsis R.P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is a misbehaved con who shirks authority and finds himself in an asylum after faking insanity to get out of work detail in prison. The vivacious troublemaker soon finds himself in a worse kind of prison – one presided over by the repressed, terrifyingly quiet Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher), whose set of rules and regulations are meant to suppress patients' psychotic outbursts – and their spirits. It's not long before McMurphy is reaching out to his new inmates, trying desperately to bring life to an otherwise dead atmosphere. To Ratched, however, McMurphy's rebellious attitude is as dangerous as a schizophrenic impulse. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is brilliantly acted by an ensemble cast that includes Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Vincent Schiavelli and Danny DeVito. Special Features 1. “Completely Cuckoo” – A feature-length documentary about the making of the film
2. Full-length commentary by director Miloš Forman and producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz
3. Brand new interview with producer Michael Douglas
4. Deleted Scenes
5. Original Trailer Awards and Honors In 1993, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry. Academy Awards® “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” won all of the "Big Five" Academy Awards® at the 48th Oscar® ceremony. * Academy Award® for Best Picture — Michael Douglas, Saul Zaentz
* Academy Award® for Best Director — Miloš Forman
* Academy Award® for Best Actor — Jack Nicholson
* Academy Award® for Best Actress — Louise Fletcher
* Academy Award® for Writing Adapted Screenplay - Laurence Hauben, Bo Goldman It was nominated for an additional four: * Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor — Brad Dourif
* Academy Award® for Best Cinematography — Haskell Wexler, Bill Butler
* Academy Award® for Film Editing — Richard Chew, Lyzee Klingman, Sheldon Kahn
* Academy Award® for Original Music Score — Jack Nitzshe Golden Globes® The film won all six nominated awards: * Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama
* Golden Globe® Award for Best Director - Motion Picture — Miloš Forman
* Golden Globe® Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama — Jack Nicholson
* Golden Globe® Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama — Louise Fletcher
* Golden Globe® Award for Best Screenplay — Laurence Hauben, Bo Goldman
* Golden Globe® Award for New Star of the Year - Actor — Brad Dourif Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change. Warner Home Video Blu-ray Discs™ offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The format also provides a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film. For more information: About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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