Blu-ray Release: The Sting

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 5, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $39.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment


The StingThe winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, 1973’s The Sting is a welcome addition to high-definition Blu-ray.

The comedy crime film, set in 1930s Chicago, stars Robert Redford (The Natural) and Paul Newman (The Hustler) as two con men who team up after a mutual friend is killed by a Mob boss. The con men, one experienced and the other new, take revenge by planning their biggest con on the boss, despite falling into unforeseen problems.

As well as Best Picture, The Sting, rated PG, won Oscars for director George Roy Hill (Funny Farm), David S. Ward’s (Sleepless in Seattle) screenplay, editing, music, art direction and costume design, and was nominated for sound, cinematography and leading actor Redford.

The Sting Blu-ray boxPart of Universal’s 100th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray discs, the Blu-ray/DVD combo has DTS-HD 5.1 audio and these special features:

  • “The Art of The Sting
  • “100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics”
  • “100 Years of Universal: The 70s”
  • “100 Years of Universal: The Lot”
  • My Scenes
  • Pocket Blu App, which allows smartphones to interact with the Blu-ray player.

The disc also has a downloadable digital copy of the classic film, which expires on Dec. 31, 2013.

 

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About Sam 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.