Item Details

The Natural [videorecording]

TriStar Pictures ; screenplay by Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry ; produced by Mark Johnson ; directed by Barry Levinson
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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.
Director
Barry Levinson
Performers
Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth.
Release Date
1984
Run Time
144 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
English, dubbed Japanese and dubbed Portuguese dialogue, optional English, French, Japanese, or Portuguese subtitles
Rating
Unrated
Notes
  • 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.
  • Videodisc release of a 1984 motion picture.
  • Title from container.
  • 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.
Uniform Title
Natural (Motion Picture : 1984)
Edition
Director's cut; widescreen
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature film
  • disc. 2. Special features.
ISBN
1424850703, 9781424850709
Credits
Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; music, Randy Newman ; production designer, Mel Bourne ; editor, Stu Linder.
Published
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Publisher no.
18408 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Description
2 videodiscs (ca. 144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC; region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition.
Technical Details
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