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Broadcast news

Call Number

  • BLU-RAY COMEDY (CEN)

Edition

Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Jack Nicholson.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2011]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (132 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm.)

Audience

MPAA rating: R.

Summary

"Since the 1970s, the name James L. Brooks was synonymous with intelligent television comedy--his shows were insightful about work and love and always tapped into the zeitgeist. He is also a master storyteller of the big screen, and none of his films is more quintessentially Brooks than Broadcast News. This caustic look inside the Washington news media stars Holly Hunter, in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter. Brooks's witty, gently prophetic film is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on relationships and the media were rapidly changing."--Container.

Notes

Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.

Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director James L. Brooks and editor Richard Marx, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack ; new audio commentary featuring Brooks and Marks ; James L. Brooks - a singular voice, a new documentary on Brooks' career in television and film, featuring actresses Marilu Henner and Julie Kavner, among other collaborators ; alternate ending and deleted scenes, with commentary by Brooks ; new video interview with veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky, one of the models for actress Holly Hunter's character and an associate producer on the film ; featurette containing on-set footage and interviews with Brooks, Hunter, and actor Albert Brooks ; original theatrical trailer.

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