Five Easy Pieces
~Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Sally Struthers, Lois Smith, Ralph Waite, John P. Ryan
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|Official Release Date||Jun 30, 2015|
|Starring||Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Sally Struthers, Lois Smith, Ralph Waite, John P. Ryan|
|Running Time||98 Minutes|
Restricted - Viewers younger than 17 require accompaniment of a parent or adult guardian.
- Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography László Kovács, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson
- Soul Searching in "Five Easy Pieces," a 2009 video piece with Rafelson
- BBStory, a 2009 documentary about the legendary film company BBS Productions, with Rafelson; actors Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, and Ellen Burstyn; directors Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom; and others
- Documentary from 2009 about BBS featuring critic David Thomson and historian Douglas Brinkley
- Audio excerpts from a 1976 AFI interview with Rafelson
- Theatrical trailer and teasers
- PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones
Following Jack Nicholson’s breakout supporting turn in Easy Rider, director Bob Rafelson devised a powerful leading role for the new star in the searing character study Five Easy Pieces. Nicholson plays the now iconic cad Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, who returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend (Karen Black, in an Oscar-nominated role) in tow, to see his estranged ailing father. Moving in its simplicity and gritty in its textures, Five Easy Pieces is a lasting example of early 1970s American alienation.