"HAL ASHBY IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE MOST CHEMICALLY PURE FILMMAKER OF THIS ENCHANTED PARENTHESIS OF AMERICAN CINEMA THAT IS NEW HOLLYWOOD." JEAN-BAPTISTE THORET
LosAngeles, 1968. Captain in the Marines, Bob Hyde leaves to fight in Vietnam. Wanting to make herself useful in the absence of her husband, Sally volunteers at the veterans' hospital where she finds a former high school friend, Luke Martin, who has become a paraplegic. This broken man, subject to multiple outbursts of anger, gradually regains a taste for life in contact with the young woman...
Released in 1978, Return is one of the first studio films to evoke the trauma of Vietnam War veterans. A figurehead of New Hollywood with works like Shampoo and The Last Corvée , Hal Ashby gives body to the wounded of this “dirty war”, bruised heroes suddenly rendered invisible to the eyes of society. Sublimated by its trio of interpreters, Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and Bruce Dern, Retour will upset all of America, which will make it a triumph at the 1979 Oscars® ceremony*.
RETURN of Hal Ashby (1978 - Colors - 128 mn) High Definition Masters Original version with French subtitles + French version
CUC (ULTRA COLLECTOR BOX) #23
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM ON BLU-RAY & DVD
// SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)*
.RETURN TO "RETURN" (25 mins) Actors Jon Voight, Bruce Dern and director of photography Haskell Wexler recount the progress of this project initiated by Jane Fonda, then discuss their involvement in the film and the incredible reaction from the public.
. HAL ASHBY, A TIMELESS MAN (15 mins) Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Haskell Wexler and director Norman Jewison pay homage to Hal Ashby, the personality and the work of this early deceased filmmaker.
."HAL ASHBY, THE REBEL OF NEW HOLLYWOOD" EXCLUSIVELY ON THE CUC BLU-RAY a film directed and edited by Amy Scott (2018 – Colors and B&W – 91 mins – HD)
Hal Ashby, the rebellious of New Hollywood celebrates the life and work of director Hal Ashby at the heart of an America in full mutation, like its cinematographic industry. While Ashby was once the worthy representative of New Hollywood, his rise and fall bear witness to the eternal struggle between art and industry.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
// A 160-PAGE BOOK (INCLUDES 50 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
"THE SPIRIT RECOVERED" RETURN OF HAL ASHBY BY JEAN-BAPTISTE THORET (INCLUDES 50 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
“Hal Ashby is undoubtedly the most chemically pure filmmaker of this enchanted parenthesis of American cinema that is New Hollywood, but also one of the most elusive. - Jean-Baptiste Thoret
An edifying dive into the genesis of Hal Ashby's " Vietnam movie ", at the crossroads of a documentary on veterans and a committed work that is part of the American counter-culture, The Found Spirit also sheds light on the defining role of activist actress Jane Fonda. An unpublished work by Jean-Baptiste Thoret, film historian and director, accompanied by 50 archive photos, and excerpts from a working version of the screenplay.
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL
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BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 1.85 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 128 mn
DVD 9 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version / French Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.85 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 123 mins