The Collector

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Overview

Terrence Stamp stars as a lottery winning butterfly collector turned kidnapper in the 1965 film The Collector. The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer looks very attractive, save for a few instances of grain and edge enhancement. While a few imperfections abound, overall this image by Columbia features solid colors and dark black levels. The soundtrack is presented in a flat Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono sound mix in English, complimented by Spanish, English and French subtitles. The soundtrack boasts clear dialogue, ...
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Overview

Terrence Stamp stars as a lottery winning butterfly collector turned kidnapper in the 1965 film The Collector. The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer looks very attractive, save for a few instances of grain and edge enhancement. While a few imperfections abound, overall this image by Columbia features solid colors and dark black levels. The soundtrack is presented in a flat Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono sound mix in English, complimented by Spanish, English and French subtitles. The soundtrack boasts clear dialogue, effects and music, and little else -- directional effects are non-exisistant with the sound stage focused in only the front and center speakers. Fans will most likely be disappointed to find The Collector lacking in any substantial extra features -- the only supplements included on this disc are a few measly theatrical trailers.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Remastered in high definition; Widescreen presentation; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; Audio: English; Theatrical trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
The success of The Collector depends almost entirely on its two stars, Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar, since scarcely anyone else is in the movie. Stamp probably delivers the performance of his career as the wonderfully named Freddy Clegg. After winning an Oscar nomination for his second movie, Billy Budd (1962), Stamp took something of a hiatus -- he was one of the leading figures of London's Swinging Sixties -- and didn't appear again until The Collector came out in 1965. He again made a splash, winning a joint acting award with Eggar from the Cannes Film Festival. It's a truly offbeat role, and Stamp gives no quarter in helping the audience feel at ease with him. It's even more remarkable in relation to the radiant innocence of Samantha Eggar, who only got the role after Natalie Wood turned it down. Wood went off to make Inside Daisy Clover, and Eggar was nominated for an Academy Award. William Wyler, one of the studio system's best directors, stands at his usual distance from the material, which has a rather stage-bound feel and lacks a real sense of claustrophobia. Though he made three more features before he died, this film basically marked the end of Wyler's three decades of constant production and enormous success.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2002
  • UPC: 043396078932
  • Original Release: 1965
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Terence Stamp Freddie Clegg
Samantha Eggar Miranda Grey
Maurice Dallimore The Neighbor
Mona Washbourne Aunt Annie
William Bickley Crutchley
Gordon Barclay Clerk
David Haviland Clerk
Technical Credits
William Wyler Director
David Hawkins Editor
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Jud Kinberg Producer
John Kohn Producer, Screenwriter
Robert Krasker Cinematographer
Stanley Mann Screenwriter
John Stoll Art Director
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Robert Swink Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [4:44]
2. Prey: Miranda Grey [5:22]
3. Kidnapped [2:31]
4. Home Away From Home [3:51]
5. Pool Winter [1:19]
6. Bird in Gilded Cage [3:15]
7. Miranda's Jailer [3:19]
8. "I Love You" [8:13]
9. Appendicitis [2:28]
10. The Bargain [5:31]
11. "Amuse Me" [1:57]
12. Forgetting Himself [4:19]
13. Private Bath [3:08]
14. The Neighbor [4:26]
15. Freddie's Hobby [5:08]
16. Self Portrait [4:34]
17. A Letter to Mum [1:22]
18. Criticism of the Arts [6:30]
19. "I Bought You Something" [7:06]
20. A Toast [1:42]
21. "Marry Me" [2:22]
22. No Force Unless Obliged [3:14]
23. Extending Her Stay [5:06]
24. Seduction of the Innocent [1:28]
25. Garden Party [8:44]
26. Freddie Returns [4:27]
27. "I Don't Want To Die" [2:35]
28. Gone Forever [1:38]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Trailers
      The Collector
      Enough
      Panic Room
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Psychological thriller

    A truly unforgetable movie because it is different from any other "psychological thriller" you will see. Plot premise: Woman is kidnapped by man who just wants to get to know her and have her "really talk" to him. The movie is about their time together. The ending is not what you'd expect and is unsettling and poignant because it ISN'T your standard preditable ending. This movie has haunted me for the better part of 20 years!

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