The Fisher King (#764)

$29.99
Type: New Blu-Ray

A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles. Bridges plays a former radio shock jock reconstructing his life after a scandal, and Williams is a homeless man on a quest for the Holy Grail—which he believes to be hidden somewhere on the Upper East Side. Unknowingly linked by their pasts, the two men aid each other on a fanciful journey to discovering their own humanity. This singular American odyssey features a witty script by Richard LaGravenese, evocative cinematography by Roger Pratt, and superb supporting performances by Amanda Plummer and an Oscar-winning Mercedes Ruehl, all harnessed by Gilliam into a compassionate, funny modern-day myth.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary featuring Gilliam

New interviews with Gilliam, producer Lynda Obst, screenwriter Richard La Gravenese, and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl

New interviews with artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds on the creation of the film’s Red Knight

Interview from 2006 with actor Robin Williams

New video essay featuring Bridges’s on-set photographs

Footage from 1991 of Bridges training as a radio personality with acting coach Stephen Bridgewater

Deleted scenes, with audio commentary by Gilliam

Costume tests

Trailers

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri