Atlanta businessmen Ed (Jon Voight), Lewis (Burt Reynolds), Bobby (Ned Beatty), and Drew (Ronny Cox) take a weekend canoeing trip through the remote Appalachian wilderness, before the area is flooded for a new dam. Their inexperience and pride make them easy targets for hostile, inbred hillbillies, and the men all react differently to their situation as it becomes more perilous. Directed by John Boorman, the film serves as an allegory for America's experiences in Vietman.
Deliverance remains one of the screens most powerful man-versus-nature adventures and was a motion picture shocker of the 1970s. It's the story of four Atlanta "weekend warriors" who set off in canoes down a dangerous Georgia river and discover a wilderness of terror. The Deliverance 35th Deluxe Edition has been remastered and comes with a host of new extras, including retrospective featurettes and director commentary.
Directed by John Boorman (Excalibur, Point Blank) in 1972 and adapted by James Dickey from his novel, Deliverance was nominated for three Academy Awards including "Best Picture" and "Best Director". Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox star as the four friends whose canoeing weekend turns into a horrifying test of survival. Boormans taut direction builds the tension and fear to a raging climax, as the men travel way beyond their comfort zone and are forced to face more than they could have ever imagined. Vilmos Zsigmonds expert cinematography captures the wilderness of forest and river, while Eric Weissbergs classic musical theme "Dueling Banjos" provides a perfect counterpoint to the action.
Commentary by John Boorman - Director Boorman takes a journey down the river and discusses the adventures, the team, the controversy and what it took to make Deliverance a classic film
The Beginning - Take a historical look at the novel and its adaptation to the screen
The Journey - From the early stages of filming to the creation of classic moments, such as the Dueling Banjos scene
Betraying the River - The making of one of the most controversial and ground-breaking sequences in film history
Delivered - A reflective look back on the completion of the film, its impact and how the idea for the shocking ending came to be
The Dangerous World of Deliverance - The original behind-the-scenes documentary on the difficult conditions and challenges of making this film.
In the unfamiliar Appalachian backwoods, a weekend of male bonding for four inexperienced campers turns into a gut-wrenching fight for survivalagainst the merciless forces of nature and the brutality of man. Their only escape is a terrifying canoe ride down the raging rapids of the Chattooga River. If their heartless pursuers don't kill them, the treacherous waters just might.
Disc & case in excellent condition.