Blu-ray, DVD Release: Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff movie scene

Jack Cardiff talks Audrey Hepburn in Cameraman.

Strand Releasing released the acclaimed documentary film Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 9, 2011, for the list prices 0f $34.99 and $24.99.

The first feature-length documentary by Craig McCall, Cameraman is a worshipful portrait of the late Academy Award-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff, who died in 2009 at the age of 94. He cemented his legend with such films as Stairway to Heaven, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, The African Queen, Under Capricorn and even Rambo: First Blood Part II.

The movie is filled with clips, of course, and lots of interview footage of the man himself, a soft-spoken, charming British gentleman who comes off like the sweetest guy to ever wildly succeed in the notoriously ego-driven and LOUD film industry.

Also included is a solid mix of comments from such talking heads as filmmakers Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) and Alan Parker (Fame) and actors Kirk Douglas (Paths of Glory) and Lauren Bacall (To Have and Have Not), among many others.

Here’s the film’s trailer for you to check out:


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