A bracing satire, taking well-aimed pot-shots at capitalism, power and racism in America, Robert Downey’s Putney Swope is a key entry in counterculture cinema, and a landmark of independent filmmaking, and – after more than a half a century – is still very, very funny.
4K restoration by the Academy Film Archive and the Film Foundation
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with writer-director Robert Downey (2001)
Audio commentary with film critic and historian Sergio Mims (2019)
Interview with Robert Downey (2001)
Audio interview with cinematographer Gerald Cotts (2019)
Film Forum Q&A with Robert Downey (2016): the writer and director in conversation with Bruce Goldstein at the Film Forum, New York
Original theatrical trailer
Dan Ireland trailer commentary (2014): short critical appreciation
Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Christina Newland, an archival article on the film, archival comments from Robert Downey, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 3,000 copies for the UK
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