Blu-ray, DVD Release: Stay Hungry

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 31, 2017
Price: DVD $14.72, Blu-ray $17.47
Studio: Olive Films

The 1976 drama/comedy Stay Hungry is a strange one from director Bob Rafelson (Five Easy Pieces, The Postman Always Rings Twice).

Stay Hungry offers a story that involves shady business dealings, romance and body building. It begins when Louisiana rich boy Craig (Jeff Bridges, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot), the hapless hero of the piece, becomes smitten with Mary Tate Farnsworth (Sally Field, Places in the Heart), the free-spirited receptionist at a tiny gym he’s been tasked with observing for slimy con man Jabo (Joe Spinell, Nighthawks), who has a penchant for land grabs. And Jabo has his sights set on demolishing the gym to make way for new high-rise construction. What begins as an errant errand soon turns into the adventure of a lifetime for Craig, Mary Tate and Joe Santo, a Mr. Universe-title-seeking body builder (and bluegrass fiddler!) portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger (who, for his efforts, would take home a Golden Globe for “Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture” in 1977).

Again, this R-rated movie is a strange one. But it offers an always-watchable Bridges, a post-Flying Nun Field at her most adorable, and Arnold in peak body-building form.

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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.