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Author: John FrankenheimerEdward Lewis, (Producer)Lewis John CarlinoRock HudsonSalome JensAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 667.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sinister thriller from the fractured 1960s that concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who is urged (and blackmailed) to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life as a reborn.
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Frankenheimer; Edward Lewis, (Producer); Lewis John Carlino; Rock Hudson; Salome Jens; John Randolph; Will Geer; Jeff Corey; Richard Anderson; Murray Hamilton; Karl Swenson; Khigh Dhiegh; Frances Reid; Wesley Addy; John Lawrence; Elisabeth Fraser; Dody Heath; Robert Brubaker; Dorothy Morris; Barbara Werle; James Wong Howe; Ted Haworth; John P Austin; Ferris Webster; David Newhouse; Jack Martell; Peter V Saldutti; Jerry Goldsmith; David Ely; Alec Baldwin; Evans Evans; R Barton Palmer; Murray Pomerance; Bruce Pittman; David Sterritt; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Joel Productions.; John Frankenheimer Productions.; Gibraltar Productions.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604657586 1604657588
OCLC Number: 849656869
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired.
Notes: Based on the novel by David Ely.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
Special features: Audio commentary with director John Frankenheimer; Alec Baldwin on Seconds (interview with the actor on Frankenheimer and Seconds); A second look (making of featurette featuring interviews with director John Frankenheimer's widow, Evans Frankenheimer, and actor Salome Jens); Palmer and Pomerance on Seconds (visual essay by film scholars R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance); Archival footage: John Frankenheimer (interview with Frankenheimer originally broadcast on Canadian television in 1971 and produced by filmmaker Bruce Pittman); Hollywood on the Hudson (excerpt from rare WNBC news special in 1965 featuring an interview with Rock Hudson). Booklet features an essay by critic David Sterritt.
Credits: Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; art director, Ted Haworth ; set decorations, John Austin ; film editors, Ferris Webster, David Newhouse ; costumers, Jack Martel, Pete Saldutti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Cast: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson, Khigh Dhiegh, Frances Reid, Wesley Addy, John Lawrence, Elisabeth Fraser, Dody Heath, Robert Brubaker, Dorothy Morris, Barbara Werle.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for some nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; widescreen (1.75:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 667.
Responsibility: a Paramount Picture ; a Joel Productions, Inc. presentation ; produced by Joel Productions, Inc. and John Frankenheimer Productions, Inc. in association with Gibraltar Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Lewis John Carlino ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by John Frankenheimer.

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A sinister thriller from the fractured 1960s that concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who is urged (and blackmailed) to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life as a reborn.

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