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King of the hill

Author: Steven SoderberghJohn HardyBarbara MaltbyAlbert Berger, (Motion picture producer)Ron YerxaAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014] ©2014
Series: Criterion collection, 698.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English : Dual-format edition; director-approved dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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King of the hill: Set in St. Louis during the Depression, it follows the daily struggles of a resourceful and imaginative adolescent who, after his tubercular mother is sent to a sanatorium, must survive on his own in a run-down hotel during his salesman father's long business trips.
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Biographical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Soderbergh; John Hardy; Barbara Maltby; Albert Berger, (Motion picture producer); Ron Yerxa; Joshua Donen; William Reid; Lionel Wigram; Daniel Fuchs; Jeroen Krabbé; Lisa Eichhorn; Karen Allen; Spalding Gray; Elizabeth McGovern; Jesse Bradford; Peter Gallagher; Alison Elliott; William Fichtner; Adam Trese; Joe Don Baker; Paul Dooley; Shelley Duvall; Elisabeth Shue; Susan Lyall; Gary Frutkoff; Cliff Martinez; Elliot Davis; Karyn Wagner; Stan Salfas; Howard Cummings; A E Hotchner; Peter Prescott Tonguette; Universal Pictures (Firm),; Gramercy Pictures,; Wildwood Films,; Bona Fide Productions,; Populist Pictures,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781604658286 1604658282
OCLC Number: 870689604
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: King of the hill: Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Underneath: Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
King of the hill: Based on the memoir by A. E. Hotchner.
Underneath: Based on the novel "Criss Cross" by Don Tracy.
Special features: DVD Disc 1: Steven Soderbergh (new interview); A.E. Hotchner (new interview); Against Tyranny (a new visual essay); Deleted scenes; Trailer. DVD Disc 2: Steven Soderbergh (interview about The Underneath); The Underneath (1995, Soderbergh's follow-up feature to King of the hill). Blu-ray contains identical special features as the DVDs. Booklet features an essay by critic Peter Tonguette, a 1993 interview with Soderbergh, and an excerpt from Hotchner's 1972 memoir.
Credits: King of the hill: Costume design, Susan Lyall ; production design, Gary Frutkoff ; music, Cliff Martinez ; camera, Elliot Davis ; picture editor, Steven Soderbergh.
Underneath: Costume design, Karyn Wagner ; editor, Stan Salfas ; production design, Howard Cummings ; music, Cliff Martinez ; camera, Elliot Davis.
Cast: King of the hill: Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen, Spalding Gray, Elizabeth McGovern, and Jesse Bradford.
Underneath: Peter Gallagher, Alison Elliott, William Fichtner, Adam Trese, Joe Don Baker, Paul Dooley, Shelley Duvall, Elisabeth Shue.
Description: 2 videodiscs (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 Blu-ray disc (103 min. : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 booklet (40 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Details: DVD: NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.; Blu-ray: region A, widescreen (2.35:1, 16:9) presentation; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; requires Blu-ray player.
Contents: DVD one. King of the hill --
DVD two. Underneath / Universal ; Gramercy Pictures presents a Populist Pictures production ; executive producers, Joshua Donen, William Reid, Lionel Wigram ; screenplay by Sam Lowry and Daniel Fuchs ; produced by John Hardy ; directed by Steven Soderbergh (approximately 100 minutes : 1995) --
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Series Title: Criterion collection, 698.
Other Titles: King of the hill (Motion picture : 1993)
Underneath (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Universal ; Gramercy Pictures presents a Wildwood/Bona Fide production ; executive producer, John Hardy ; produced by Barbara Maltby, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa ; written for the screen and directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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King of the hill: Set in St. Louis during the Depression, it follows the daily struggles of a resourceful and imaginative adolescent who, after his tubercular mother is sent to a sanatorium, must survive on his own in a run-down hotel during his salesman father's long business trips.

Underneath: A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.

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