New Release: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 35th Anniversary DVD, Blu-ray

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest movie scene with Jack NicholsonClassic movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was released in a new DVD and Blu-ray version on Sept. 14, 2010. Warner Home Video gave the five-time Oscar winner its Ultimate Collector Edition treatment for the film’s 35th anniversary.

Priced at $39.92 on DVD and $49.99 on Blu-ray, the One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest boxed sets contain such collectibles as playing cards, posters, character cards, movie trivia and pre-production correspondence.

Plus, the discs have these special features:

  • “Completely Cuckoo” feature-length documentary about the making of the film
  • full-length commentary by director Milos Forman and producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz
  • new interview with Douglas
  • deleted scenes
  • and the original trailer.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Blu-ray boxed setOne Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest, the Best Picture Oscar winner when it was originally released in theaters in 1975, has one of Jack Nicholson’s greatest performances (he also won the Oscar that year for best actor).

Based on the literary classic by Ken Kesey, the drama film follows Nicholson, a misbehaved con man who convinces the court he’s insane to get out of jail. He ends up in an asylum and discovers it’s a worse prison. He bucks against the rules and regulations set by the stiff Nurse Ratched (Lousie Fletcher, who won the best actress Oscar), and eventually, his rebellious actions start to bring life to the other inmates, but with consequences. Also in the cast are Brad Dourif (who was nominated for best supporting actor), Christopher Lloyd, Vincent Schiavelli and Danny DeVito.

The movie also won Academy Awards for best director and best adapted screenplay, and won six Golden Globes.

This isn’t the Blu-ray debut for this movie, which came out in 2008, but this release does add all the collectibles.

Check out the trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.