Cool Hand Luke (US BD) in September

Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Cool Hand Luke (Deluxe Edition) on 9th September 2008 priced at $28.99 SRP. Paul Newman, who was Oscar-nominated for Best actor for his role, gives one of the most powerful performances of his career as Lucas “Luke” Jackson, a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who refuses to buckle under to authority, while repeatedly escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because of his gumption but the head of the gang hates him and tries to break him by beating him often. Ultimately Luke gains the respect of all the convicts but with each escape and return he is subjected to more and harsher punishments by the sadistic guards.

Extras are presented in standard definition. Features include:

  • New Digital Transfer from Restored Picture and Audio Elements
  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English, French, Spanish (Both Castilian and Latin), German, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese DD1.0
  • Subtitles (Main Feature): English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Subtitles (Select Bonus Material): English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
  • Commentary by noted writer and Paul Newman biographer Eric Lax
  • New Documentary A Natural-Born World-Shaker: The Making of Cool Hand Luke - an in-depth look at the creation of an uncompromising classic
  • Theatrical Trailer

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