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Being There [1979] - Hal Ashby, Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas (Blu-ray - 3/24/2017) [Criterion Collection]

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Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas. A dimwitted gardener is mistakenly thought to be intelligent by a prominent kingmaker in this brilliant satire. Peter Sellers was nominated for a Best Actor OscarĀ® while Melvyn Douglas won one for Best Supporting Actor. 2 DVDs or 1 Blu-ray Disc. Directed by Hal Ashby. 1979/color/130 min/NR/widescreen.

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Actors: Melvyn Douglas, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers
Directors: Hal Ashby
Format: Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Rated:
PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2017
Run Time: 130 minutes

Special Features
New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team Excerpts from a 1980 American Film Institute seminar with director Hal Ashby Author Jerzy Kosinski in a 1979 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show Appearances from 1980 by actor Peter Sellers on NBC's Today and on The Don Lane Show Promo reel featuring Sellers and Ashby Trailer and TV spots Deleted scenes, outtakes, and alternate ending

Cast & Crew
Peter Sellers Chance the Gardener
Shirley MacLaine Eve Rand
Melvyn Douglas Benjamin Rand
Jack Warden President Bobby
Richard Basehart Vladimir Skrapinov
Richard Dysart Dr. Robert Allenby
Ruth Attaway Louise
David Clennon Thomas Franklin
Fran Brill Sally Hayes
Denise DuBarry Johanna Franklin
Wendell Burton Actor
Ernest McClure Jeffery
Ravenell Keller Abbaz
Oteil Burbridge Lolo
Brian Corrigan Policeman
Alfredine Brown Old Woman
Donald Jacob David, chauffeur
Kenneth Patterson Perkins
Richard Venture Wilson
Arthur Grundy Arthur
Georgine Hall Mrs. Aubrey
Alice Hirson First Lady
James Noble Kaufman, Presidential Advisor
Ned Wilson Honeycutt
Stanley Grover Baldwin
Paul Marin Reporter
John Harkins Courtney
Katherine de Hetre Kinney, News Researcher
William Larsen Lyman Stuart
Jerome Hellman Gary Burns
Arthur Rosenberg Morton Hull
Sam Weisman Colson
Fredric Lehne TV Page
Gwen Humble TV Guest
Melendy Britt Sophie
Allen Williams Reporter
Hanna Hertelendy Natasha Skrapinov
Elya Baskin Karpatov
Than Wyenn Ambassador Gaufridi
John Miller Ron Steigler
Sandy Ward Sen. Slipshod
Danna Hansen Mrs. Slipshod
Mitch Kreindel Dennis Watson
Terrence Currier Pallbearer
Austin Hay Pallbearer
Mark Hammer Pallbearer
Maurice Copeland Pallbearer

Technical Credits
Hal Ashby Director
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Braunsberg Producer
Caleb Deschanel Cinematographer
Michael Haller Production Designer
David Shamroy Hamburger Asst. Director
Jerzy Kosinski Screenwriter
Johnny Mandel Score Composer
Charles B. Mulvehill Associate Producer,Production Manager
Robert Jones Screenwriter
May Routh Costumes/Costume Designer
James L. Schoppe Art Director
Charles Schram Makeup
Jack Schwartzman Executive Producer
Frank Westmore Makeup
Jeff Wexler Sound/Sound Designer
Don Zimmerman Editor

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