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The natural

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Director's cut ; widescreen version.


English, dubbed Japanese and dubbed Portuguese dialogue, optional English, French, Japanese, or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.


Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth.

Publication Information

Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (ca. 144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.




A once-promising baseball player on his way to stardom in the big leagues, finds his dreams shattered when a mysterious woman and a silver bullet end his career prematurely. Sixteen years later, armed with his childhood bat "Wonderboy," comes back to baseball, joins the roster of the lowly New York Knights to see if he can overcome physical pain and the nefarious forces around him and lead his team to the pennant.


Based on the novel by Bernard Malamud.

For the 'director's cut', some scenes have been re-edited and approx. 15 minutes of new footage added; film only runs 6 minutes longer than original release cut.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.

Special features: disc. 1: video introduction by Barry Levinson. disc 2: When lightning strikes: creating The natural [pre-game: a novelist steps up to the plate, the line-up: assembling the moviemaking team, let's play ball: filming the show]; Extra innings; Clubhouse conversations; A natural gunned down: the stalking of Eddie Waitkus; Knights in shining armor: the mythology of The natural; The Heart of The natural; with optional Japanese or Portuguese subtitles.


  • Disc 1. Feature film
  • disc. 2. Special features.

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