Deliverance: The Cast Looks Back
On the 40th anniversary of the film's release, the cast of Deliverance gathers to remember the film that changed their lives.
'There's only one new extra here, but it's certainly worth your while. "Deliverance: The Cast Remembers" (30 minutes, 1080p) brings together Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox for a relaxed chat about the film and how it affected their budding careers. Filmed at the Burt Reynolds Museum (!) in Jupiter, Florida, we're treated to a number of great personal anecdotes from the lively quartet. Highlights include their casting experiences, stories from the chronological location shoot, personal relationships with one another, memories from their first times watching the finished film and much, much more. It's fortunate that such a thoughtful, entertaining bonus feature was commissioned for this new 40th Anniversary package, as it adds another layer of weight to the film's legacy and lasting influence.'
'There's a beautiful special feature shot at Burt Reynolds' museum with the four of them remembering making this film. It's spectacular.'
'Extras seekers will be happy to see an addition to the carried-over 2007 Blu-ray supplements, with a 30 minute cast retrospective featuring impressions from Reynolds, Voight, Beatty, and Cox. And though one might think that the addition of only one menu item is anything but a bonus bump, the cast's recollections over the past 40 years is as equally engrossing as the film itself.'
'The gem of the disc is "Deliverance: The Cast Remembers," a 30-minute reunion of Voight, Reynolds, Beatty, and Cox. The old friends reminisce about the production, with Reynolds telling a particularly amusing story about helping to find a toothless actor for a key role. The men share a warm camaraderie, which makes this conversation a joy to watch.'