Blu-ray Release: Saint Jack

Blu-ray Release Date: March 31, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Scorpion Releasing

Ben Gazzara (The Killing of a Chinese Bookie) stars as Jack Flowers, a street savvy American hustler trying to make his living in 1970s Singapore, in the 1979 drama Saint Jack, directed by Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show).

Like all Americans, Jack has a dream…to open the best whorehouse in Singapore! Of course a whorehouse doesn’t come easy. It takes a lot of moves and a lot of hustle. But as Jack always says, “People make love for so many crazy reasons… why shouldn’t money be one of them?”

Ben Gazzara (r.) and Peter Bogdanovich in the 1979 drama Saint Jack.

The film features terrific cinematography by the great Robby Müller (Breaking the Waves) and a top-notch cast that includes Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Joss Ackland (The House that Dripped Blood) and George Lazenby (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service). Bogdanovich co-wrote the screenplay (he also has a featured role in the film!) with Howard Sackler (Killer’s Kiss) and Paul Theroux (The Mosquito Coast), based on the novel by Theroux.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD MA 2.0 soundtrack, and the following bonus features:

– Audio commentary with director Peter Bogdanovich
– On-camera interview with Peter Bogdanovich
– Brand new on-camera interview with producer Roger Corman
– Reversible Coverart
– Brand new on-camera interview with producer Roger Corman
– Memories of Saint jack – interviews with cast and crew members
– The Singapore Location of Saint Jack
– Original trailer

As supplier Scorpion Releasing is printing up only 1,500 copies of this title, be sure to get on over to Scorpion’s distributor Screen Archives and jump on it NOW!

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.