If your looking for a Father’s Day gift this June, Twentieth Century Fox might have just the thing for dear old dad when it releases the Paul Newman classic The Hustler to DVD just in time for dad.
Fast Eddie Felson is an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who’ll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats, who’s backed by Bert Gordon, a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ, but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman could turn Eddie’s life around, but he won’t rest until he beats Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he must pay.
The DVD will come with a packed audio commentary featuring the vocal cast of editor Dede Allen, assistant director Ulu Grosbard, directors daughter Carol Rossen, film critic Richard Schickel, film historian Jeff Young and actors Stefan Gierasch and Paul Newman. Also included is the featurettes “The Hustler: The Inside Story”, “How To Make the Shot” and “Trick Shot Analysis by World Artistic Champion, Mike Massey”, theatrical trailers and a still gallery.
Coming on June 4th, “The Hustler” can be had for only $19.98. Or better yet, swing by Shop in Digital to grab a copy for $13.98.