Blu-ray Release: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Blu-ray Release Date: April 12, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1974 comedy crime thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot starring Clint Eastwood (Trouble with the Curve) and Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) is being re-issued on Blu-ray from Twilight Time, following its 2014 high-def debut.


Clint Eastwood (r.) and Jeff Bridges star in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

Eastwood plays a typically laconic loner, a big-time thief in hiding who hooks up with a goofy young drifter (Bridges, giving an Oscar-nominated performance). First attempting to escape from a couple of vengeful former partners (George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis), then joining forces with them to pull off a risky robbery, Eastwood and Bridges offer an ultimately touching portrait of masculine friendship.

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot marked the directing debut of screenwriter Michael Cimino of The Deer Hunter fame and Heaven’s Gate infamy, who worked under the meticulous guidance of star/producer Eastwood.

The movie is gorgeously photographed in Montana’s Big Sky country by Frank Stanley, and it features a score by Eastwood regular Dee Barton.

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.