Blu-ray, DVD Release: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 5, 2017
Price: DVD $11.48, Blu-ray $15.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

Jane Fonda (Barbarella) stars in the 1969 drama They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?  as a woman driven to seize her last best chance during the very worst of times.

In Depression-era America, desperation spawned a bizarre fad: the dance marathon where couples competed to stay on their feet for thousands of hours, and audiences flocked to watch. But Gloria (Fonda) doesn’t think of herself as a spectacle. She is a fierce, unforgiving contestant in a battle she’s determined to win. At stake is much more than the $1,500 prize; the event is her only hope for dignity, accomplishment and salvation.

An early achievement by director Sydney Pollack (Tootsie), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is a stunning period piece recognized as one of the most highly acclaimed films of its time. The stellar cast includes Michael Sarrazin (The Reincarnation of Peter Proud), Susannah York (The Killing of Sister George), Gig Young (Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia), Red Buttons (Harlow), Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard) and Bruce Dern (The Laughing Policeman).

The DVD and Blu-ray contain the following bonus features (all ported over from an earlier Blu-ray release):

-Audio Commentary by Director Sydney Pollack
-Audio commentary by Actress Jane Fonda, Producer Irwin Winkler, Producer Martin Baum, Actress Bonnie Bedelia, Actor Michael Sarrazin, Actor Red Buttons, and Hair Stylist Sydney Guilaroff
-Making-of Featurette
-Reversible Blu-ray Art
-Original Theatrical Trailer

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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.