The Deer Hunter
In this Oscar-winning epic from director Michael Cimino, a group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven (John Savage) married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael (Robert De Niro) and Nick (Christopher Walken) were in love with the same woman (Meryl Streep). But all three are different men upon their return.
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- Michael Cimino
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1980 BAFTA®
- 1979 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Director (Motion Picture)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- Top 100 Thrills
- Top 100 Movies
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
The DVD is an excellent transfer -- far sharper than the laserdisc. This is not a special edition, so only a trailer is provided with some on-screen notes (some of which are very poorly researched: for example, one page says the story follows the characters for two decades, when the film only covers a decade). Cimino used natural lighting (superbly shot by Vilmos Zsigmond), so the images can be unusually dark, but never impossible to see.
Spanish (Neutral), English SDH, FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it