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Slaughterhouse-five

Author: George Roy HillPaul MonashStephen GellerMichael SacksRon LeibmanAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen [ed.]View all editions and formats
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Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time. An otherwise typical soldier in WWII, without warning, he jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. Sometimes he is an ophthalmologist at home in suburbia; deep in World War II Europe, surviving the Allied bombing of Dresden; on the planet Tralfamadore, being held captive by aliens in an intergalactic zoo--accompanied by a porn star. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Science fiction films
Fantasy films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
History
Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Roy Hill; Paul Monash; Stephen Geller; Michael Sacks; Ron Leibman; Valerie Perrine; Eugene Roche; Sharon Gans; Holly Near; Perry King; Kevin Conway; Frederick Ledebur; Sorrell Booke; Roberts Blossom; John Dehner; Gilmer McCormick; Karl Otto Alberty; Glenn Gould; Miroslav Ondrícek; Dede Allen; Henry Bumstead; Kurt Vonnegut; Universal Pictures (Firm); Vanadas Productions.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0783291256 9780783291253
OCLC Number: 55638063
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the novel "Slaughterhouse-Five or the Children's Crusade" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1972.
Special features: Trailer [original theatrical trailer] (5 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; film editor, Dede Allen ; music, Glenn Gould ; production design by Henry Bumstead.
Cast: Michael Sacks (Billy Pilgrim), Ron Leibman (Paul Lazzaro), Eugene Roche (Derby), Sharon Gans (Valencia), Valerie Perrine (Montana Wildhack), Holly Near (Barbara), Perry King (Robert), Kevin Conway (Weary), Friedrich Ledebur (German leader), Nick Belle (Young German guard), Sorrell Booke (Lionel Merble), Roberts Blossom (Wild Bob Cody), John Dehner (Rumfoord), Gary Waynesmith (Stanley), Richard Schaal (Campbell), Gilmer McCormick (Lily), Stan Gottlieb (Hobo), Karl Otto Alberty (German guard, Group two).
Awards: Winner, George Roy Hill, of the Jury Prize at the 1972 Festival International du Film de Cannes.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; anamorphic widescreen, presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Contents: Unstuck in time (main titles) --
Behind enemy lines --
Time tripping --
Shock therapy --
Sink or swim --
Out of this world --
Electing a leader --
Beautiful city --
Schlachthof 5 --
Emergency entrance --
Either us or them --
Aftermath --
Alien abduction --
End of the world --
Time to mate --
Collection of moments --
Live again --
End titles.
Other Titles: Slaughterhouse-five (Motion picture)
Slaughter house-five
Slaughterhouse-5
Responsibility: a Universal Picture ; a George Roy Hill - Paul Monash production ; screenplay by Stephen Geller ; produced by Paul Monash ; directed by George Roy Hill ; a Universal-Vanadas Productions, Inc. picture.

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Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time. An otherwise typical soldier in WWII, without warning, he jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. Sometimes he is an ophthalmologist at home in suburbia; deep in World War II Europe, surviving the Allied bombing of Dresden; on the planet Tralfamadore, being held captive by aliens in an intergalactic zoo--accompanied by a porn star. In the end, he learns that the many tragic and sometimes funny ironies of life--the randomness of tragedy, the cruelty and senselessness of war, and man's complete lack of control over his fate--remain constant.

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