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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV538
  • Format: BLU-RAY DISC
  • UPC: 760137135777
  • Street Date: 10/31/23
  • PreBook Date: 09/26/23
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Run Time: 112 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 1985
  • Region Code: A
  • Box Lot: 13
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Harrison Ford
  • Actor: Patti LuPone
  • Actor: Lukas Haas
  • Actor: Kelly McGillis
  • Actor: Josef Sommer
  • Actor: Alexander Godunov
  • Actor: Danny Glover
  • Actor: Viggo Mortensen
  • Actor: Angus MacInnes
  • Actor: Brent Jennings
  • Director: Peter Weir

 

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Witness [Limited Edition]

After witnessing a brutal murder, young Amish boy Samuel and his mother Rachel seek protection from police officer John Book (Harrison Ford).

Witness [Limited Edition]
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Harrison Ford (The Fugitive) and Kelly McGillis (The Accused) star as would-be lovers from two different worlds in Witness, director Peter Weir's (Picnic at Hanging Rock) Academy Award-winning neo-noir thriller which pits modernity against tradition. When a young Amish boy inadvertently witnesses a brutal murder while en route to Philadelphia with his recently widowed mother, Rachel (McGillis), Detective John Book (Ford) is assigned to the case. With the perpetrators desperate to silence the sole witness, Ford and his two wards are forced to hide out in the heart of the Amish community. As passions between Book and Rachel ignite, the killers close in, culminating in a dramatic, life-and-death clash of cultures that while change the lives of those involved forever. Noted for its sensitive portrayal of the Amish community, Witness features a career-best performance from Ford, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Now fully restored in 4K, Witness proves as timeless as it is masterful.

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • High-Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless 2.0 stereo audio
  • Optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by film historian Jarret Gahan
  • Brand new video interview with cinematographer John Seale
  • Brand new visual essay on the film’s performances by film journalist Staci Layne Wilson
  • Vintage 1985 interview in which Harrison Ford discusses Witness with critic Bobbie Wygant
  • Between Two Worlds – five-part archival documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Peter Weir, John Seale, producer Edward S. Feldman, and actors Lukas Haas, Patti LuPone and Viggo Mortensen
  • A Conversation with Peter Weir – archival interview with the film’s director
  • Two vintage EPK featurettes
  • Deleted scene from the network TV version of the film
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
  • Limited edition 60-page perfect bound booklet illustrated by Tommy Pocket, featuring new writing on the film by Dennis Capicik, Martyn Conterio, John Harrison and Amanda Reyes
  • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
  • Six double-sided collector’s postcards

Sales Points

  • Akira Kurosawa cited Witness as one of his favorite films of all time
  • Both Roger Ebert & Halliwell's Film Guide awarded it Four out of Four Stars
  • Witness has the performance that garnered Harrison Ford his ONLY Oscar Nomination for Best Actor
  • Nominated for 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Score, Cinematography & Winner of Best Original Screenplay and Editing
  • Among the other dozen wins and 20 nominations are 6 Gold Globes, 7 BAFTAs & the Edgar Award and WGA Award for Best Writing
  • Certified Fresh with a 93% Tomatometer Score

Press Quotes

An electrifying and poignant love story. Then it is a movie about the choices we make in life and the choices that other people make for us. Only then is it a thriller--one that Alfred Hitchcock would have been proud to make... It is a movie about adults whose lives have dignity and whose choices matter to them. And it is also one hell of a thriller

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Powerful, assured, full of beautiful imagery and thankfully devoid of easy moralizing, it also offers a performance of surprising skill and sensitivity from Ford

     —Time Out

One of those lucky movies which works out well on all counts and shows that there are still craftsmen lurking in Hollywood

     —Halliwell's Film Guide

It's Weir's delicacy of touch that impresses the most. He ably juggles the various elements of the story and makes the violence seem even more shocking when it's played out on the fields of Amish denial

     —Radio Times

This is an immensely involving story that has so much unstated human emotion running through it that the actual thriller elements may almost seem like hangers on at times. Arrow provides a release with generally solid technical merits and some really outstanding supplements. Highly recommended.

     —JEFFREY KAUFFMAN, Blu-ray.com

  

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