Blu-ray Release: The Hot Rock

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 21, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The Hot Rock (1972) is a clever comedy caper film with multiple capers, but all focused on a single, elusive object: the Sahara Stone, long a hot potato between two African countries, now about to be snagged out of its spot at the Brooklyn Museum by a quartet of capable but luckless thieves.

The extraordinary cast is led by Robert Redford (All Is Lost), George Segal Love and Other Drugs), Ron Leibman (Norma Rae), and Paul Sand (Xanadu), supported by the dazzling likes of Moses Gunn (Rollerball) and Zero Mostel (The Front) . Adapted from one of Donald Westlake’s delightful John Dortmunder novels by the singular William Goldman, the film is directed with panache by the great Peter Yates, and features a sensational Quincy Jones score.

Bonus features on this Twilight Release include the following:

Special Features:
-Isolated Music Track
-Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
-Original Theatrical Trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

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.