Forty years on from its Oscar-winning debut, delve into the history of the ground-breaking epic THE DEER HUNTER in this stunningly restored Anniversary edition with a host of bonus material.
Robert De Niro, John Savage and Christopher Walken star in this Michael Cimino war drama. As Michael (De Niro), Steven (Savage) and Nick (Walken) volunteer to serve in Vietnam, they fail to foresee the horrors that will encapsulate their future lives. When the men are captured by the Vietcong and forced to play Russian roulette for their entertainment, Michael and Steven manage to escape leaving Nick to fight off the enemy. As Steven is shipped home, severely disabled and damaged by the whole experience, he discovers that Nick has sent him money to help him get back into society. When the news of the fall of Saigon reaches home, Michael vows to return to Vietnam to bring home his friend.
- A brand new and exclusive interview with author and film critic David Thomson
- A rarely seen ITV South Bank Show Interview from 1979 with director Michael Cimino provides an in-depth analysis of his inspirations and motivations for the making of the film
- Realising The Deer Hunter – Interview with director Michael Cimino
- Shooting The Deer Hunter – Interview with director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond
- Playing The Deer Hunter – Interview with star John Savage
- Audio Commentary with Michael Cimino
- Audio Commentary with Vilmos Zsigmond and journalist Bob Fisher
- Deleted and extended scenes from the original production including extra footage of the infamous Russian Roulette sequence.