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One of the few bona fide counter-cultural films to be produced by a major studio, The Swimmer is a sun-scorched and surreal suburban satire that boasts a fine performance from Burt Lancaster (Castle Keep, Buffalo Bill and the Indians) as Ned Merrill, the all-American man who one day determines to swim home to his Connecticut mansion via a series of pools in his neighbourhood.
Directed by Frank Perry (Diary of a Mad Housewife) imbues Eleanor Perrys (David and Lisa, Ladybug Ladybug) adaptation of John Cheevers short story with stunning expressionistic flourishes, creating a true masterpiece of cinema.andquot;
Extras andquot;INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
* High Definition remaster
* Original mono audio
* Audio commentary with Frank Perry biographer Justin Bozung (2022)
* The original New Yorker short story read by author John Cheever
* Original theatrical trailer
* Illeana Douglas trailer commentary (2019)
* Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
* New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
* Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Sophie Monks Kaufman, a profile of writer John Cheever, extracts from interviews with Frank Perry and Eleanor Perry on the making of the film, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
* Limited edition exclusive poster
* UK premiere on Blu-ray
* Limited edition of 5,000 copies for the UK
* More extras to be announced