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HIS WIFE. HIS MISTRESS. HIS CAREER. A DEADLY TRAP.

In 1986, John Frankenheimer – the director of The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds and French Connection II – made the unlikely career move of working with schlockmeisters Cannon Films. Adapting Elmore Leonard’s novel of the same name, 52 Pick-Up’s union brought about the perfect blend of high calibre thrills and Cannon-grade trash.

Roy Scheider (Jaws, Cohen and Tate) plays a successful businessman whose life quickly falls apart when a compromising videotape of him and his mistress (Kelly Preston) becomes a tool for blackmail. Unable to go to the police without compromising the political career of his wife (Ann-Margret), he must take things into his own hands – and delve into a world of drugs, sleaze, pornography and snuff.

Co-starring Prince protégé Vanity and John Glover (who was described as “the best, most reprehensible villain of the year” by Roger Ebert), and featuring a host of cameos from the stars of the ‘Silver Age of Porn’, 52 Pick-Up has been described by Leonard as his favourite big-screen adaptation of his works.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by critics Glenn Kenny and Doug Brod recorded exclusively for this release
  • Hardcore Cameos, a guide to the many cameo appearances by pornographic actors in 52 Pick-Up
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
110 mins approx.
Certificate:
15
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 Widescreen
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Actor:
Roy Scheider

John Glover

Vanity

Ann-Margret
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1986
Region:
2

B

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HIS WIFE. HIS MISTRESS. HIS CAREER. A DEADLY TRAP.

In 1986, John Frankenheimer – the director of The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds and French Connection II – made the unlikely career move of working with schlockmeisters Cannon Films. Adapting Elmore Leonard’s novel of the same name, 52 Pick-Up’s union brought about the perfect blend of high calibre thrills and Cannon-grade trash.

Roy Scheider (Jaws, Cohen and Tate) plays a successful businessman whose life quickly falls apart when a compromising videotape of him and his mistress (Kelly Preston) becomes a tool for blackmail. Unable to go to the police without compromising the political career of his wife (Ann-Margret), he must take things into his own hands – and delve into a world of drugs, sleaze, pornography and snuff.

Co-starring Prince protégé Vanity and John Glover (who was described as “the best, most reprehensible villain of the year” by Roger Ebert), and featuring a host of cameos from the stars of the ‘Silver Age of Porn’, 52 Pick-Up has been described by Leonard as his favourite big-screen adaptation of his works.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by critics Glenn Kenny and Doug Brod recorded exclusively for this release
  • Hardcore Cameos, a guide to the many cameo appearances by pornographic actors in 52 Pick-Up
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
110 mins approx.
Certificate:
15
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 Widescreen
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Actor:
Roy Scheider

John Glover

Vanity

Ann-Margret
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1986
Region:
2

B

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Underrated 80s neo-noir crime film

Entirely surprised by how much I enjoyed this neo-noir crime film as I chose to watch it on a complete whim and only found out about it due to an Arrow Video sale and have been seeking Roy Scheider films for a while now that I had never heard of so I decided to give it a shot, which I am glad I did. Not seen many films by John Frankenheimer but he shows that with a good director like himself even a Cannon Group film can make for an engrossing and enjoyable film. The cast is really good, it is well shot, superbly paced, doesn't rely on action but instead uses the seedy side of L.A. to its full advantage giving it an atmosphere unlike lesser films in its genre, has a decent score, is engrossing with its plot and seeing Scheider playing an imperfect character is a rare treat.