“Voight’s Conroy is a teacher with the soul of an artist…just about the lustiest, most joyful presence in current films…Lively and touching.”
Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
“Jon Voight maintains his humor, gumption, and versatility…And he deserves special credit for acting with the 21 children who could snatch a scene from many seasoned actors…The best moments in Conrack generate a confidence in change.”
—Nora Sayre, The New York Times
Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) directs and Jon Voight stars in Conrack (1974), based on Pat Conroy’s memoir about his difficult if uplifting days as a teacher on a remote island off the coast of South Carolina. The idealistic young Conroy (Voight) finds a largely illiterate population of black children, ill-equipped for life in the outside world; he determines to help them, combining love, energy, and sheer imagination in an extraordinary effort to pique their burgeoning interest in life off-island. A classic tale of pedagogical rescue, gorgeously photographed by John A. Alonzo, and featuring a score by the one and only John Williams.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1
AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
1974 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Music & Effects Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Paul Seydor and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units