Jack Nicholson’s “Cuckoo’s Nest” coming to Blu-ray in September


By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Milos Forman’s Best Picture-winning black comedy from 1975, will receive a special anniversary release from Warner Home Video on Sept. 7, Arriving in an Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD or Blu-ray loaded with more than four hours of bonus content.

The highlight of the set might be “Completely Cuckoo,” a making-of documentary that touts rare interviews with author Ken Kesey and a frank discussion with Forman, producer Saul Zaentz, and cast members Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito and Vincent Schiavelli.

The collection also includes an all new interview with producer Michael Douglas, a full-length commentary with Forman, Douglas and Zaentz, deleted scenes and the original trailer for the film. In addition to that bonus content, the 35th anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition will contain unique collectibles honoring the film and its legacy, such as playing cards, posters, character cards, pre-production correspondence and movie trivia.

“Cuckoo’s Nest” cleaned up at the Oscars, earning Picture and Director awards as well as Best Actor for Jack Nicholson, Best Actress for Louise Fletcher, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Laurence Hauben and Bo Goldman. It’s no surprise that, in 1993, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry.

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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