The Criterion Collection: Downhill Racer
 
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Official Release Date  Dec 01, 2015
Starring  Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Camilla Sparv, Karl Michael Vogler, Dabney Coleman, Jim McMullan
Director  Michael Ritchie
Screen Format  Widescreen
Video Format  1.85:1
Audio  LPCM Mono
Language  English
Subtitles  English
Year  1969
Running Time  101 Minutes
Genre  Drama
Version  US
  MPAA PG
Parental guidance suggested - Some material might be unsuitable for children.
PAX-Code PAX0007356818
Item Code  0715515161718

features

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interviews from 2009 with actor Robert Redford, screenwriter James Salter, editor Richard Harris, production manager Walter Coblenz, and former downhill skier Joe Jay Jalbert, who served as a technical adviser, ski double, and cameraman
  • Audio excerpts from a 1977 American Film Institute seminar with director Michael Ritchie
  • How Fast?, a rare twelve-minute promotional feature from 1969
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Todd McCarthy

description

Astonishing Alpine location photography and a young Robert Redford in one of his earliest starring roles are just two of the visual splendors of Downhill Racer, the visceral debut feature of Michael Ritchie. In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, and Gene Hackman provides tough support as the coach who tries to temper the upstart’s narcissistic drive for glory. With a subtle screenplay by acclaimed novelist James Salter, Downhill Racer is a vivid character portrait buoyed by breathtakingly fast and furious imagery that brings the viewer directly into the mind of the competitor.

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