Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Group

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 12, 2019
Price: DVD $13.65, Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Kino Lorber

The 1968 ensemble drama The Group is directed by the great Sidney Lumet (Network, Dog Day Afternoon), based on the novel by Mary McCarthy (The Company She Keeps) and adapted for the screen by legendary screenwriter Sidney Buchman (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington).

The film concerns a group of eight young women–all classmates, friends, and recent graduates from a certain single-sex liberal arts college (which looks and sounds a lot like Vassar)–as they face the inevitable pressures to sand the rough edges off their personalities and to surrender their independence to the men in their lives and the institutions they represent.

The stellar cast includes Candice Bergen (The Romantics) in her film debut, Joan Hackett (Support Your Local Sheriff), Elizabeth Hartman (A Patch of Blue), Shirley Knight (Juggernaut), Jessica Walter (Play Misty for Me), Joanna Pettet (Casino Royale), Larry Hagman (TV’s Dallas), Hal Holbrook (Magnum Force) and Richard Mulligan (S.O.B.).

Award-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman (On the Waterfront) lends this tale his peculiar sense of lighting with rich, captivating colors.

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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.