McCabe & Mrs. Miller McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Robert Altman

 
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • United States
  • 1971
  • 121 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.40:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #827

This unorthodox dream western by Robert Altman may be the most radically beautiful film to come out of the New American Cinema. It stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as two newcomers to the raw Pacific Northwest mining town of Presbyterian Church, who join forces to provide the miners with a superior kind of whorehouse experience. The appearance of representatives of a powerful mining company with interests of its own, however, threatens to be the undoing of their plans. With its fascinating flawed characters, evocative cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, innovative overlapping dialogue, and haunting use of Leonard Cohen songs, McCabe & Mrs. Miller brilliantly deglamorized and revitalized the most American of genres. 

Credits

DirectorRobert Altman
Produced byDavid Foster and Mitchell Brower
Screenplay byRobert Altman and Brian McKay
Based on the novel McCabe byEdmund Naughton
Director of photographyVilmos Zsigmond
Film editor/Second unit directorLouis Lombardo
Production designerLeon Ericksen
Art directorsPhilip Thomas and Al Locatelli
Songs byLeonard Cohen
Assistant directorTommy Thompson
Associate producerRobert Eggenweiler
Casting byGraeme Clifford

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2002 featuring director Robert Altman and producer David Foster
  • New making-of documentary, featuring members of the cast and crew
  • New conversation about the film and Altman’s career between film historians Cari Beauchamp and Rick Jewell
  • Featurette from the film’s 1970 production
  • Art Directors Guild Film Society Q&A from 1999 with production designer Leon Ericksen
  • Excerpts from archival interviews with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond
  • Gallery of stills from the set by photographer Steve Schapiro
  • Excerpts from two 1971 episodes of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Altman and film critic Pauline Kael
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist and critic Nathaniel Rich

    New cover by Jon Contino

Film Essays

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller: Showdowns

By Nathaniel Rich October 13, 2016

From its diffusely structured narrative to its innovative cinematography, this radical western is a showcase for Robert Altman’s iconoclastic style. Read more »

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Film Essays

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller: Showdowns

By Nathaniel Rich October 13, 2016

From its diffusely structured narrative to its innovative cinematography, this radical western is a showcase for Robert Altman’s iconoclastic style. Read more »


Video

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The Star Power of Warren Beatty and Julie Christie

October 11, 2016

By the early 1970s, Warren Beatty and Julie Christie were two of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. Beatty made his film debut in 1961’s Splendor in the Grass and went on to produce and . . . Read more »


Features

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Stranger Songs: The Music of Leonard Cohen in McCabe & Mrs. Miller

By Robert Christgau October 05, 2016

Rock critic Robert Christgau examines the evocative use of three early Leonard Cohen songs in Robert Altman’s brilliant revisionist western. Read more »


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July 22, 2016

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