The Swimmer [3-Disc Deluxe Edition] (Blu-ray + DVD + CD) (Blu-Ray/DVD)

The Swimmer [3-Disc Deluxe Edition] (Blu-ray + DVD + CD) (Blu-Ray/DVD)

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A man sets out on what he thinks is an adventure but is instead a devastating portrait of the American Dream.

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the ultimate late-60s studio-produced cult film, THE SWIMMER. In his finest performance, Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper class East coast society. Based on the acclaimed short-story by John Cheever, and directed by Frank Perry (DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, MOMMIE DEAREST), THE SWIMMER is film like no other, a feature-length TWILIGHT ZONE episode by way of THE NEW YORKER.


Bonus Materials

  • Spectacular digital restoration created from 4K scans for optimal picture quality
  • Revealing, in-depth interviews with stars Janet Landgard, Marge Champion and Joan Rivers
  • Additional interviews with Joanna Lancaster, swimming instructor Bob Horn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, editor Sidney Katz, and assistant directors Michael Hertzberg and Ted Zachary
  • The original NEW YORKER short story read by author John Cheever
  • Rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes
  • Liner notes by director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR)
  • Extensive still galleries, trailers and TV spots
  • BONUS CD - original soundtrack album by Marvin Hamlisch - newly remastered in stunning 24 bit/192khz sound from the original master tapes


Cast & Crew

  •       Burt Lancaster
  •       Janice Rule
  •       Marge Champion
  •       David Garfield
  •       Kim Hunter
  •       Charles Drake

Director: Sydney Pollack

Director: Frank Perry

Producer: Frank Perry

Producer: Roger Lewis

Producers: Frank Perry

Producers: Roger Lewis

Additional Details

Label: Grindhouse Releasing

Genre: Drama

Language: English

Run Time: 95 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 03/25/14

UPC: 797679001826