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Title: Downhill Racer (IMDb)
Starring: Robert Redford
Released: 17th November 2009
SRP: $29.95

Further Details:
Criterion has announced Downhill Racer which stars Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Ian Whittaker, and Richard Harris. The disc will be available to own from the 17th November, and should retail at around $29.95. The film itself will be presented in 1.78:1 widescreen, along with an English Mono track. Extras will include video interviews with screenwriter James Salter, Richard Harris and more, audio excerpts from a 1979 American Film Institute seminar, the theatrical trailer, and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Todd McCarthy. We've attached our first look at the official package artwork below:

Downhill Racer


Quote: Astonishing Alpine location photography and a young Robert Redford in one of his earliest starring roles are just two of the visual splendors of Michael Ritchie's visceral debut feature, DOWNHILL RACER. In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing with an underdog American team in Europe for Olympic gold, and Gene Hackman provides tough support as the coach who tries to temper the upstart's narcissistic drive for glory. With a subtle screenplay by acclaimed novelist James Salter, DOWNHILL RACER is a vivid character portrait buoyed by breathtakingly fast and furious imagery that brings the viewer directly into the mind of the competitor.

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