Buy Used
£14.99
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Has some light wear but nothing major.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Verdict [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.5 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

Region 1 encoding. (This DVD will not play on most DVD players sold in the UK [Region 2]. This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV. More about DVD formats)
Note: you may purchase only one copy of this product. New Region 1 DVDs are dispatched from the USA or Canada and you may be required to pay import duties and taxes on them (click here for details) Please expect a delivery time of 5-7 days.


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000O77SPY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351,921 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From Amazon.co.uk

Paul Newman shines as cocky poolroom hustler "Fast" Eddie Felson in Robert Rossen's atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Newman's Felson is a swaggering pool-shark punk who takes on the king of the poolroom, Minnesota Fats (a cool, assured Jackie Gleason in his most understated performance). After losing big and crashing into a void of self-pity, Eddie meets down-and-out Sarah (Piper Laurie in a delicate performance), an alcoholic blue blood who's dropped into Eddie's world of dingy bars and seedy poolrooms. Eddie regains his confidence and attracts the attention of a shifty, calculating promoter, Bert Gordon (George C Scott at his most heartless), who offers to bring Eddie into the big money--but at what cost? Rossen brings his film to life with the easy pace of a pool game, giving his actors room to explore their characters and develop into a razor-sharp ensemble. Eugen Schüfftan earned an Academy Award for his shadowing black-and-white cinematography, as did art directors Harry Horner and Gene Callahan for their deceivingly simple set designs. Even in the daylight this film seems to be smothered by night, lit by the dim glow of a bar lamp or the overhead glare of a pool-table light, an appropriate environment for this tale of one man's struggle with his soul and his self-esteem. Newman returned as an older, wiser, cagier Felson 25 years later in Martin Scorsese's Color of Money. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

11 August 2015
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
20 September 2017
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
17 April 2016
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
21 April 2013
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
3 March 2011
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
10 July 2015
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
27 February 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
21 February 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?