Blu-ray Release: Fat City

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 18, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The magisterial John Huston (The African Queen), working from Leonard Gardner’s screen adaptation of his own novel, gives us the 1972 boxing drama Fat City, the story of two boxers, one an old-timer (Stacy Keach, End of the Road) on his way down, the other (Jeff Bridges, The Fisher King), a hopeful striving for the top.

Stacy Keach puts up his dukes in Fat City

Stacy Keach puts up his dukes in Fat City

The film also stars , Susan Tyrrell (Cry-Baby), Candy Clark (American Graffiti) and Nick Colasanto (Raging Bull) and is stunningly shot by the great Conrad Hall (American Beauty) in drab and dusty Stockton, California.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives’s for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.