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Real Life (1979) (Criterion Collection, Restored, Special Edition, 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)

English · 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

US Version | Region code A
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Will be released 27.08.2024

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Decades before reality television reigned supreme, there was Albert Brooks’s debut feature, Real Life, a brilliantly deadpan, stylistically innovative satire about the perils and pitfalls of trying to capture the truth on film. The writer-director plays “Albert Brooks,” a narcissistic Hollywood filmmaker who plans to spend the year in Phoenix embedded with Warren and Jeanette Yeager (Charles Grodin and Frances Lee McCain) and their two children, deploying an arsenal of cutting-edge equipment (including the over-the-head Ettinaur 226XL camera) to capture an American family’s ordinary day-to-day. Chronicling the project’s disastrous fallout, as the meddlesome Albert can’t help getting too close to his subjects, this pioneering mockumentary is more relevant than ever amid today’s media landscape.


New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Albert Brooks, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
New interview with Brooks
New interview with actor Frances Lee McCain
3D trailer directed by Brooks
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by critic A. S. Hamrah

New cover based on an original theatrical poster

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Producer Penelope Spheeris
Director Albert Brooks
Director of movie camera Eric Saarinen
Actor Frances Lee Mccain, Charles Grodin, J.A. Preston
Screenplay Monica Johnson
Label Criterion Collection
Genre Comedy
Content 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
Publication date 27.08.2024
Edition Criterion Collection, Restored, Special Edition
Audio English
Subtitles English (for deaf or hard of hearing)
Length 99 Minutes
Screen 1.85:1
Year of production 1979
Original title Real Life
Version US Version
Region code A

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