The Swimmer (2-Disc Deluxe Edition)

Type: New Blu-Ray

A man sets out on what he thinks is an adventure but is instead a devastating portrait of the American Dream.

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the ultimate late-60s studio-produced cult film, THE SWIMMER. In his finest performance, Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper class East coast society. Based on the acclaimed short-story by John Cheever, and directed by Frank Perry (DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, MOMMIE DEAREST), THE SWIMMER is film like no other, a feature-length TWILIGHT ZONE episode by way of THE NEW YORKER.

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Bonus Materials
The original NEW YORKER short story read by author John Cheever
Rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes
Liner notes by director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR)
Extensive still galleries, trailers and TV spots
Additional interviews with Joanna Lancaster, swimming instructor Bob Horn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, editor Sidney Katz, and assistant directors Michael Hertzberg and Ted Zachary
Spectacular digital restoration created from 4K scans for optimal picture quality
Revealing, in-depth interviews with stars Janet Landgard, Marge Champion and Joan Rivers