SUBTITLES: English SDH
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1
AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
1975 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
“Close to stately in its manner—spacious, leisurely, and with elaborate period recreations… Offers excitement that makes you feel good; Walter Hill respects the loner myth…On its own pulp terms, Hard Times is a triumph.”
—Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
“A powerful, brutal film containing a definitive Charles Bronson performance…Hard Times is a tough, bitter, evocative document.”
—Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times
Writer-director Walter Hill’s debut film, Hard Times (1975), stars the legendary Charles Bronson as a laconic street fighter who joins forces in Depression-era New Orleans with a fast-talking promoter (James Coburn) and a drug-addicted cut man (Strother Martin) to make some hard-earned cash in the illegal fight game. With its clean narrative, detailed period setting, superb cinematography by Philip Lathrop, and striking action sequences (elegantly edited by future director Roger Spottiswoode), Hard Times is an exhilarating jump-start for one of the 1970s’ most influential filmmakers.
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.