America Lost And Found: The BBS Story - The Criterion Collection

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America Lost And Found: The BBS Story - The Criterion Collection

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America Lost And Found: The BBS Story - The Criterion Collection

Like the rest of America, Hollywood was ripe for revolution in the late sixties. Cinema attendance was down; what had once worked

seemed broken. Enter Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and Steve Blauner, who knew that what Hollywood needed was new audiences - namely, young people - and that meant cultivating new talent and new ideas. Fueled by money made from their invention of the superstar TV pop group the Monkees, they set off on a film-industry journey that would lead them to form BBS Productions, a company that was also a community. The innovative films produced by this team between 1968 and 1972 are collected in this box set - works created within the studio system but lifted right out of the countercultural id, and that now range from the iconic (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show) to the acclaimed (The King of Marvin Gardens) to the obscure (Head; Drive, He Said; A Safe Place).



Easy Rider

Five Easy Pieces

Drive, He Said

A Safe Place

The Last Picture Show

The King Of Marvin Gardens~~


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 19 2010
  • Production Year 2010
  • Empire SKU 1547555
  • UPC Code 715515065818
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 9
  • Disc SS-DL


New, restored high-definition digital transfers, with optional surround soundtracks for Head and Easy Rider
Audio commentaries for Head, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, A Safe Place and The Last Picture Show
Selected-scene commentary for The King of Marvin Gardens
Hours of new and archival interviews and documentaries
Outtakes, screen tests, TV and radio spots, stills galleries, and trailers
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Chuck Stephens, Matt Zoller Seitz, Kent Jones, Graham Fuller, Mark Le Fanu, and J. Hoberman


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
    Widescreen 1.85:1 B&W (Anamorphic)
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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