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Hopscotch (1980)(The Criterion Collection) Blu-ray
 
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Hopscotch Blu-ray
Criterion | 1980 | 105 min | Rated R | Aug 15, 2017

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515202510


Hopscotch (1980)(The Criterion Collection) Blu-ray

CIA agent Miles Kendig decides to get out of 'the game' and to ensure he's left alone he threatens to send his memoirs to the world's intelligence agencies. When the CIA doesn't believe him, he calls their bluff and starts writing and sending out chapters one by one.

Director: Ronald Neame
Writers: Bryan Forbes, Brian Garfield
Starring: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom, David Matthau


Hopscotch

Synopsis: The inimitable comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson star in this nimble tale of international intrigue from master British filmmaker Ronald Neame. Based on Brian Garfield's best-selling novel, the blithe thriller centers on Miles Kendig (Matthau), a disillusioned retired CIA agent who, with the help of a chic and savvy Viennese widow (Jackson), threatens to publish his memoirs and expose the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. Despite being in major hot water with his former colleagues, Kendig refuses to get in lineā€”he's having too much fun. Set to the sounds of Mozart, this lighthearted sendup of the paranoid dramas of its era is an expertly crafted, singular take on the spy movie.

Special Features:
- NEW 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Interviews from 2002 with director Ronald Neame and writer Brian Garfield
- Walter Matthau in a 1980 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show
- Trailer and teaser
- Optional broadcast television audio track for family viewing
- PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny

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