Network - Ultra Collector Box Blu-ray + DVD + Book
Sidney Lumet's Great Visionary Film ( Twelve Angry Men , Serpico , A Dog's Afternoon )
Howard Beale has been a UBS newscaster for fifteen years. Faced with a sharp drop in audience, and despite the protests of the head of information Max Schumacher, the channel decided to do without his services. Desperate, Howard Beale announces his suicide live on television. From then on, his popularity rating exploded and Diana Christensen, head of programming, gave him carte blanche to host his own show...
After having filmed the world of justice ( Twelve Angry Men ) and the world of the police ( Serpico ), director Sidney Lumet tackles with Network, a low hand on TV to the world of the media. This fierce critique of television and its power games is as remarkable as it is chilling, magnified by the explosive interpretations of Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch. Prefiguring the supreme crowning of television and rewarded by 4 Oscars®, Network, low hand on TV remains, almost forty years later, of a terrifying topicality!
(1976 – Colors – 121 mins)
new HD restoration
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM (NEW HD RESTORATION)
Until now only exploited on the North American territory, the master HD Warner Bros. was made available exclusively for the French edition of Network . This is the best restored master of the film in circulation to date.
// EXTRAS (IN HD ONLY ON THE BLU-RAY DISC™ VERSION)
. "BY SIDNEY LUMET" a film by Nancy Buirski (2015 – Colors and B&W – 110 mins)Shot three years before his death in 2011, this unprecedented video documentary paints the portrait of one of the most accomplished, influential and committed directors of film history. Between two excerpts from his films (44 feature films in 50 years), the man and the artist Sidney Lumet reveals himself here with sincerity, humor and elegance.
+ THE BOOK 200 PAGES
AN UNPRECEDENTED BOOK OF 200 PAGES (INCLUDED ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
"RAGED: THE GENESIS OF NETWORK AND THE PROPHETIC VISION OF CINEMA'S MOST FURIOUS GUY" BY DAVE ITZKOFF
“I am mad with rage and I will no longer accept this! -Howard Beale
In Mad with Rage, New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff vividly brings to life behind the scenes of Network, hands down TV, produced at a time of full cultural upheaval. Or how Paddy Chayefsky, Oscar-winning screenwriter, rigorous and determined man, imagined a wacky world that has today exceeded reality. Translated for the first time into French, Fou de rage is a captivating story that accentuates our fascination for this prophetic and alarming work, embellished with exclusive archive photos!
A VISUAL CREATED BY JOACHIM RONCIN
Creative director and journalist at Stylist and Machin Chose, Joachim Roncin is also a fan of American pop culture who enjoys creating alternative posters for cult films. He is also known for being the author of the slogan "Je suis Charlie", created in response to the January 2015 attacks in Paris.
Released April 17, 2019