Marty (Blu-ray)

It's the love story of an unsung hero!
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Format:  Blu-ray
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 29, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: KL Studios Classics
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • DTS

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1955 - Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine
Academy Awards 1955 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Paddy Chayefsky
Academy Awards 1955 - Best Director: Delbert Mann
Academy Awards 1955 - Best Picture
Cannes 1955 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh100%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 34

Upright87%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 6,717
Rating: 5/5 -- Audiences used to seeing Borgnine in more menacing roles in films such as From Here to Eternity and Bad Day at Black Rock warmed to his sympathetic portrayal of the Bronx butcher with low self-esteem. Full Review
Radio Times
Feb 21, 2014
Paddy Chayevsky's script, adapted from his own TV play, shows his flair for dialogue at its best, and the film manages to be touching, if minor. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Dec 13, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- Going to the dogs in fine style Full Review
JWR
Sep 6, 2016
It does have doggy charm and a certain perceptiveness. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
The emergence of this humane and perceptive film and its vast public acceptance during a year of continuing wide-screen frenzy has given a healthy indication that both the industry and the public can still respond to the better things. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 7, 2019
[Rod] Steiger's body language communicate not just his loneliness but his resignation to living out his life as "a fat, ugly little man." Full Review
Seanax.com
Dec 6, 2009
It's a warm, human, sometimes sentimental and an enjoyable experience. Full Review
Variety
Feb 19, 2008

Product Description:

Delbert Mann's big-screen remake of Paddy Chayefsky's 1953 teleplay, one of the most successful works of film's Golden Age, stars Ernest Borgnine as Bronx butcher, Marty Piletti. A good-natured man, if plain and overweight, the 34-year-old bachelor has become fed up with the dreariness of life with vacant, dead-end friends like Angie (Joe Mantell), omnipresent relatives like his cousin Tommy (Jerry Paris), and his nagging mother, Theresa (Esther Minciotti), with whom he shares a house. Often rejected by women, he feels that he is too unattractive to marry, and is far from eager to endure further humiliation. Still, Marty finds himself at a local dance hall, where he angrily refuses a man who offers him a few bucks to take home a blind date who has turned out to be a dog. The butcher seeks out the humiliated woman, Clara (Betsy Blair), who's in tears, and after he comforts her, they return to the dance. As Marty confesses similar experiences of his own to Clara, he realizes that he may have found the woman he's been looking for. Influenced by neo-realist masterpieces like UMBERTO D, Chayefsky's poignant, brilliantly observed kitchen-sink drama remains as persuasive as ever, as it explores the universal need to give and receive love.

Plot Synopsis:

Oscar-winning drama about two socially inept introverts who eventually find love with each other. For Marty, one of the two outcasts, falling in love brings the realization that life is more meaningful and exciting than he had ever believed possible.

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Production Notes:

  • MARTY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
  • This film is a remake of 1953 television movie, starring Rod Steiger, and also directed by Delbert Mann. Mann made his film directing debut with this film.
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  • UPC: 738329133023
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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