Bob Rafelson

The King of Marvin Gardens

The King of Marvin Gardens

For his electrifying follow-up to the smash success Five Easy Pieces, Bob Rafelson dug even deeper into the crushed dreams of wayward America. Jack Nicholson and Bruce Dern play estranged siblings David and Jason, the former a depressive late-night-radio talk show host, the latter an extroverted con man; when Jason drags his younger brother to a dreary Atlantic City and into a real-estate scam, events spiral toward tragedy. The King of Marvin Gardens, also starring a brilliant Ellen Burstyn as Jason’s bitter aging beauty-queen squeeze, is one of the most devastating character studies of the seventies.

Film Info

  • Bob Rafelson
  • United States
  • 1972
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #550

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photogaphy László Kovács, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Selected-scene commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson
  • Reflections of a Philosopher King, a 2009 video piece with Rafelson and actress Ellen Burstyn
  • Afterthoughts, a 2002 interview with Rafelson, about the film, produced by Rafelson, Kovács, and actor Bruce Dern
  • Theatrical trailer

Available In

Collector's Set

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

Blu-Ray Box Set

6 Discs

Ships Nov 13, 2018

$99.96

Collector's Set

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

DVD Box Set

9 Discs

$79.96

Out Of Print

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photogaphy László Kovács, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Selected-scene commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson
  • Reflections of a Philosopher King, a 2009 video piece with Rafelson and actress Ellen Burstyn
  • Afterthoughts, a 2002 interview with Rafelson, about the film, produced by Rafelson, Kovács, and actor Bruce Dern
  • Theatrical trailer
The King of Marvin Gardens
Cast
Jack Nicholson
David Staebler
Bruce Dern
Jason Staebler
Ellen Burstyn
Sally
Julia Anne Robinson
Jessica
Benjamin “Scatman” Crothers
Lewis
Charles LaVine
Grandfather
Josh Mostel
Frank
Credits
Director
Bob Rafelson
Screenplay
Jacob Brackman
Story
Bob Rafelson
Story
Jacob Brackman
Executive producer
Steve Blauner
Producer
Bob Rafelson
Associate producer
Harold Schneider
Director of photography
Lázló Kovács
Editing
John F. Link II
Casting
Marion Dougherty Associates
Art director
Toby Carr Rafelson

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