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Robert Altman's That Cold Day in the Park on dual format in June

8 April 2016

Eureka Entertainment has announced the June release of That Cold Day in the Park, Robert Altman’s 1969 psychological gothic thriller, for the first time ever in the UK in a Dual Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series.

Just prior to his career breakthrough M*A*S*H, Robert Altman made this memorably unsettling psychological thriller, which originally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Frances Austen, a young, wealthy spinster, invites a mute teenager into her apartment after finding him freezing in the park next to where she lives. Despite her best efforts, their lack of communication only increases her sense of loneliness, as her possessiveness spirals into frightening new realms.

A remarkable central performance by Sandy Dennis anchors this fascinating, haunting tale, anticipating Altman’s subsequent studies of female psychological breakdown, Images and 3 Women. Shot by László Kovács (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces) with Altman’s trademark long lenses and drifting zooms, as well as intriguing experimentation with sound, That Cold Day in the Park is a long-neglected gem from an American master.

The Cold Day in the Park will be released in the UK as a dual format edition (Blu-ray and DVD) on 20th June 2016 by Eureka Entertainment as part of the Masters of Cinema series at the RRP of £19.99.

Special features:

  • New video interview with critic and filmmaker David Thompson, editor of Altman on Altman

  • A booklet featuring new writing and archival images

We hope to have a clip from this Masters of Cinema release soon, but the supplied link is giving us some problems at the moment...