On the waterfront [videorecording (DVD)]
Kazan, Elia, director.

On the waterfront [videorecording (DVD)]

Kazan, Elia, director.


Physical Description
3 videodiscs (324 min.) sound, color; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (41 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)

General Note (Repeatable)
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954. Based upon an original story by Budd Schulberg; suggested by articles by Malcolm Johnson. Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary by authors Richard Schickel and Jeff Young; New conversation between filmmaker Martin Scorsese and critic Kent Jones; Elia Kazan: an outsider (1982), an hour-long documentary; Visual essay on the aspect ratio; Trailer. Disc 2: Alternate presentation of 1.85:1 (widescreen) restoration; "I'm standin' over here now" (new making of documentary); New interview with Eva Marie Saint; Interview with Elia Kazan from 2001; New interview with longshoreman Thomas Hanley. Disc 3: Alternate presentation of 1.33:1 (full-screen) restoration; Who is Mr. Big? (new interview with author James T. Fisher about the real-life people and places behind the film); Contender: mastering the method (2001 documentary on the film's most famous scene); Leonard Bernstein's score (visual essay). Booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda, Kazan's 1952 defense of his House Un-American Activities Committee testimony, one of the 1948 Malcolm Johnson articles that inspired the film, and a 1953 piece by screenwriter Budd Schulberg.

disc 1. 4k restoration version -- disc 2. Alternate presentation of 1.85:1 restoration -- disc 3. Alternate presentation of 1.33:1 restoration.

Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and institutional corruption. This film charts Terry's deepening moral crisis as he must choose whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley, as the authorities close in on them.

Subject Term
Corruption -- Drama.
Organized crime -- Drama.
Clergy -- Drama.
Stevedores -- Labor unions -- Corrupt practices -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Geographic Term
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.

Added Author
Kazan, Elia,
Schulberg, Budd
Spiegel, Sam
Brando, Marlon,
Malden, Karl
Cobb, Lee J., 1911-1976,
Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002,
Henning, Pat, 1911-1973,
Erickson, Leif, 1911-1986,
Westerfield, James, 1913-1971,
Galento, Tony, 1910-1979,
Mauriello, Tami, 1923-1999,
Hamilton, John, 1893-1967,
Heldabrand, John,
Bond, Rudy, 1912-1982,
Blackman, Don,
Keegan, Arthur, -1967,
Simon, Abe, 1913-1969,
Saint, Eva Marie, 1924-
Kaufman, Boris,
Day, Richard, 1894-1972,
Milford, Gene
Transfield, Flo,
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990
Johnson, Malcolm M. (Malcolm Malone), 1904-1976,
Schickel, Richard,
Young, Jeff,
Scorsese, Martin
Jones, Kent, 1964-
Hanley, T. (Thomas),
Fisher, James Terence,
Almereyda, Michael

Added Corporate Author
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)

Electronic Access
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System Details Note
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono, Dolby Digital 5.1; 4K digital restoration.

Target Audience Note
Rating: Not rated.

Video disc

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
DVDDRAMA ONTH V.1 DVD32530609729999Main JCPLFiction Movie Collection
DVDDRAMA ONTH V.2 DVD32530609730005Main JCPLFiction Movie Collection