Arrow Academy announce Robert Altman's Kansas City Blu-ray for March 2020

Arrow Academy have announced Robert Altman's Kansas City for release on 3rd March. The special edition release will come with an array of extras and a illustrated booklet.

Returning to the city of his birth for inspiration, maverick director Robert Altman helms an evocative, bullet-riddled tribute to the music and movies of his youth in Kansas City, a Depression-era gangster flick as only he could make one. With a top flight cast, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dermot Mulroney, Harry Belafonte, and Miranda Richardson, the film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and featuring a remarkable soundtrack performed live by some of the best players in contemporary jazz. The release features an audio commentary from Altman himself, as well as little seen promo-featurettes.


  • Audio commentary by director Robert Altman
  • Newly filmed appreciation by critic Geoff Andrew
  • Gare, Trains et Déraillement, a 2007 visual essay by French critic Luc Lagier, plus short introduction to the film narrated by Lagier
  • Robert Altman Goes to the Heart of America and Kansas City: The Music, two 1996 promotional featurettes including interviews with cast and crew - Electronic press kit interviews with Altman, Leigh, Richardson, Belafonte and musician Joshua Redman, plus behind-the-scenes footage
  • Four theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio

For a full list of all upcoming releases for you to buy to own you can check out our 4K Blu-ray release schedule and DVD and Blu-ray release schedule.

Kansas City (1996)
Dir: Robert Altman | Cast: Harry Belafonte, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Murphy, Miranda Richardson | Writers: Frank Barhydt, Robert Altman

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