Writer Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy) adapts his own memoir about his fervent devotion to Arsenal Football Club in Fever Pitch (1997), a tale for anyone who’s ever cherished a fixation. Academy Award™-winner Colin Firth stars as Paul, a gifted young teacher whose football (or, as Americans call it, soccer) obsession gets in the way of his burgeoning relationship with an attractive colleague. As his team edges toward their first championship in two decades, can Paul sort out where his most passionate feelings really lie? Directed by David Evans (Downton Abbey).
“A movie positively crackling with energy…Firth once again proving his versatility…The real £15 million star, however, is the script. As much about life itself as about football, Nick Hornby's spot-on observations make for an increasingly entertaining experience.”
“Fever Pitch nails the bond between fan and team like no other film, but it also nails why that bond can be both a wonderful and a terrible thing…Sharply drawn characters and smart, funny dialogue.”
—Andy Markowitz, Baltimore City Paper
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1
AUDIO: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
1997 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units