- Enjoy £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
- Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player.
Other Sellers on Amazon
The Last Detail [Dual Format] [Blu-ray]
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
"No *#@!!* Navy's going to give some poor *!!@ kid eight years in the #@!* brig without me taking him out for the time of *#@!!* his life."
When Buddusky (Jack Nicholson) and Mulhall (Otis Young) are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows (Randy Quaid), from a Virginia Naval Base to a New Hampshire Naval Prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offense they decide to show him a good time on their journey north...
- 4K restoration
- The Last Detail: The TV Version – world exclusive presentation of the infamous sanitised ’tv cut’ of the film
- An appreciation by filmmaker Alexander Payne (2017, tbc mins)
- Interview with Oscar-winning editor Robert C. Jones (2017, tbc mins)
- Interview with DoP Michael Chapman (tbc, 4 mins)
- Isolated score: experience Johnny Mandel’s original soundtrack music
- Theatrical trailer
- Image gallery
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Michael Pattison and archival materials
- Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
- UK Blu-ray premiere
The Last Detail nearly didn't get a release. Columbia, for whom it was made, was alarmed by the movie's barrage of profanity and resented the unorthodox working style of its director, Hal Ashby, who loathed producers and made no secret of it. Only when the film picked up a Best Actor Award for Jack Nicholson at Cannes did the studio reluctantly grant it a release--with minimal promotion--to widespread critical acclaim. Nicholson, in one of his best roles, plays "Bad-ass" Buddusky, a naval petty officer detailed, along with his black colleague "Mule" Mulhall (Otis Young), to escort an offender from Virginia to the harsh naval prison at Portsmouth, NH. The miscreant is a naïve youngster, Meadows (Randy Quaid), who's been given eight years for stealing $40 from his CO's wife's favourite charity. The escorts, at first cynically detached, soon start feeling sorry for Meadows and decide to show him a good time in his last few days of freedom.
Ashby, a true son of 60s counterculture, avidly abets the anti-authoritarian tone of Robert Towne's script. Meadows is a sad victim of the system--but so too are Buddusky and Mulhall, as they gradually come to realise. A lot of the film is very funny. Nicholson gets to do one of his classic psychotic outbursts--"I am the fucking shore patrol!"--and there are some pungent scenes of male bonding pushed to the verge of desperation. But the overall tone is melancholy, pointed up by the jaunty military marches on the soundtrack. Shot amid bleak, wintry landscapes, in buses and trains and grey urban streets, The Last Detail is a film of constant, compulsive movement going nowhere--a powerful, finely acted study of institutional claustrophobia.
On the DVD: The Last Detail disc doesn't have much in the way of extras. There are abbreviated filmographies for Ashby, Nicholson and Quaid (though not for Young) and a trailer for A Few Good Men (1992). The mono sound comes up well in Dolby Digital, and the transfer preserves DoP Michael Chapman's subtle, subfusc palette and the 1.85:1 ratio of the original. --Philip Kemp --This text refers to the DVD edition.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top Customer Reviews
The Last Detail is a great film, more or less perfect in fact. Nicholson's performance is way up there with his best. The entire film is up there with one of those everyone needs to see. I don't know why but it's just got that feel to it. It's understated but yet in your face with Nicholson going crazy and the dialog being very witty and very sweary. Over 60 F bombs! There is a very funny scene where Nicholson describes to a woman how much he likes his uniform because of the way it makes his d*** look.
I'll be honest, I knew very little about The Last Detail so if you are like me then I'll briefly tell you about the story. Nicholson plays a likeable loose cannon Navy officer who is given the task to transport a Navy prisoner across America to jail. Instead of doing what they are told, the trip becomes a road trip filled with booze and hookers.
Depite all the swearing and adult humour, the story is quite sweet with the Navy officers giving the young prisoner the time of his life before 8 years behind bars.
This new release of The Last Detail is excellent with plenty of special features and a nice glossy booklet. You need this film in your collection much like you need The Shining, China Town and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
I wont review the film, youve either seen it or you havent. But if your like me, and you are a fan of Jack Nicholson, especially his early work, this movie is a must see.
The other cast members are equally as good.
the film is a "buddy" movie and has some memerable scenes- its the story of 2 navy officers taking a navy prisoner to jail but along the way they feel sorry for this guy and treat him to good time before he is jailed.a funny movie with a thought provoking scene at the end. great performances by otis young and a very young randy quaid add to jack's bullish,and foul mouth, but sympathatic character.
all in all a great movie to watch with couple of cans o' beer.
This movie could fit into many genres, comedy, drama, buddy. Its the story of two US Navy "Lifers" two men who probably couldn't fit into normal society and need the Navy who are assigned to take an 18 year old Seaman Meadows(Quaid) across America to the Brig.
Meadows has been given an eight year sentance and a dishonorable discharge for trying to steal 40 dollars that he didn't even get.
The two Lifers get to like Meadows, who is meek despite his huge size and who is also very naive and a virgin. The two decide to give Meadows the time of his life before he goes to Prison and the trip becomes an adventure full of brawling, booze and sex, I won't give away any more than that.
I would recommend this film to anybody, do yourself a favour and get it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had the Twilight Time set but there were no real special features so I got this and I felt like here was more care and love put into it. Great purchase.Published 14 days ago by John Q
It is not Blu-Ray quality! The quality of picture and audio is below DVD standard, something like old VHS. Avoid this release!Published 1 month ago by Dmitry I
Loved this film from many years back. Jack Nicholson is leeringly good and ably supported by his 'shipmates'. Great film!
Arrived in great condition with prompt delivery.
One of the great films of the '70, that means of the History of Cinema.Published 5 months ago by Gianni ELVEZIA