The Conversation | Francis Ford Coppola’s classic coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 classic The Conversation is 50 years old – and is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray…

It’s a terrific movie trivia question: at the 1975 Academy Awards, Francis Ford Coppola had two films nominated for Best Picture. The one that people tend to know is The Godfather Part II, which took home the Oscar. The one that might even be better than that is the paranoid thriller The Conversation, that’s very much a candidate for being Coppola’s best film.

It stars Gene Hackman, and the Cannes Palme D’Or winner is now celebrating its 50th birthday. As part of that celebration, it’s coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the very first time.

Set for release on 15th July, you can find more information on the release, and order a copy, right here.

Initially, the movie will be available in an impressive-looking collectors’ set, with two discs in the box, including the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The list of special features has been confirmed as follows…

64-page booklet with new essays

Exclusive tape cassette soundtrack

2x posters of original artwork

Extras material:

Q&A with Walter Murch, filmed at Curzon Soho, 2017

Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery

Feature commentary with writer-director Francis Ford Coppola

Feature commentary with editor Walter Murch

Close-up on ‘The Conversation’

Coppola script dictations

Cindy Williams screen test

Harrison Ford screen test

Composer David Shire interviewed by Francis Ford Coppola

Interview with Gene Hackman (1973)

Harry Caul’s San Francisco: Locations Then & Now

No Cigar (1956 short, Francis Ford Coppola)

Theatrical Trailer

50th anniversary Trailer (2024)

And finally for now, the synopsis…

THE CONVERSATION focuses on Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), a detached and paranoid surveillance expert who finds himself becoming a victim of the same modern technology he uses to destroy others. It begins with a seemingly routine job trailing an unfaithful wife and her lover. But when Harry visits the husband’s office to deliver the incriminating tapes he’s made of the couple, his client’s assistant tries to intercept him. Harry refuses to hand over the recordings and suddenly discovers that he may have captured a conversation about something that’s a lot more important than adulterous goings on.

An amazing film, this. It’s available to order now.

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