Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: F.T.A.

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Available now
Price: Digital $12.99/$5.99, Blu-ray $19.89, DVD $13.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. It was directly engaged with and inspired by veterans against the war and, naturally, it upset U.S. military higher-ups. The F.T.A. tour (or the “Free The Army” Tour) was highly controversial and was a huge success among stationed soldiers. In spite of positive reviews and business, director Francine Parker’s film version of the tour was quickly taken out of circulation due to political pressures and has been difficult to see for decades.

F.T.A. has now been fully restored in 4K by IndieCollect and is preceded by a new video introduction by Academy Award-winning actor and activist Jane Fonda, which provides historical context and explains the impetus that sparked the creation of the F.T.A. troupe.

Blu-ray bonuses include the following:
-New introduction by Jane Fonda
-Interview with Jane Fonda (2005)
-SIR! NO SIR! (2005 documentary by David Zeiger, 83 min.)
-Booklet with essays by historians David Cortight and Dr. Mark Shiel

Buy or Rent F.T.A.

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.