Arrow Video (USA) presents George Roy Hill’s Slaughterhouse Five (1972) on a 4K Blu-ray edition.
Past, present, and future collide in darkly satirical fashion in Slaughterhouse-Five! Based on Kurt Vonnegut’s classic 1969 novel, this tale of time travel and alien abduction emerged as part of a wave of more cerebral science-fiction films in the late 60s to early 70s, elevating the genre beyond the B-movie fare of previous decades.
Upstate New York, 1968. Mild-mannered Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks, The Sugarland Express) finds himself “unstuck in time”. Traveling back and forth across the entire span of his existence, he experiences key events of his life in a random order, including his formative years, the firebombing of Dresden and finally, at some undefined point in the future, his surreal adventures on a distant planet.
Praised by Vonnegut himself for its fidelity to his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five boasts assured direction by George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and a memorable score by renowned concert pianist Glenn Gould. Now exclusively restored in 4K, Slaughterhouse-Five shines like never before, reinforcing its timeless appeal.
Release date: December 3, 2019
Genre: Sci-fi / Comedy / Drama
- Director: George Roy Hill
- Cast: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche
- Country: USA
- Production Year: 1972
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: A
- Run Time: 103 minutes
- Formats: Color; 1.85:1
- Audio: English
- Subtitle: English
- Studio: Arrow Video (USA)
- Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
- Original lossless mono audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- New audio commentary by author and critic Troy Howarth
- New video appreciation with author and critic Kim Newman
- Pilgrim’s Progress: Playing Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with actor Perry King
- Only on Earth: Presenting Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with Rocky Lang, son of executive producer Jennings Lang, about the film’s distribution
- Unstuck in Time: Documenting Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with behind-the-scenes filmmaker/producer Robert Crawford, Jr.
- Eternally Connected: Composing Slaughterhouse-Five, a new video interview with film music historian Daniel Schweiger
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley
Slaughterhouse Five (1972) trailer
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