Slap Shot

Slap Shot

Director: George Roy Hill Cast: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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Bitingly and bitterly funny, Slap Shot has amassed a fervent cult following since its initial 1977 release and received one of the better early DVD releases. This 25th Anniversary Special Edition improves on that earlier edition with a remastered widescreen transfer and a number of worthy DVD extras. The image quality was already high on the previous release, but the source print has been remastered and cleaned up further without artificially brightening or perverting Victor J. Kemper's muted and dour cinematography. The Dolby Digital audio track has actually been improved upon more than the visual track and now sounds less compressed if played through a stereo system (while the two versions seem identical if played through a TV set). Real-life hockey players the Hanson brothers are fan favorites and they contribute the entertaining and often very funny audio commentary track even if it often deals more with their own experiences in hockey than the making of the movie. While in some ways a precursor to the type of rude, shocking comedies the Farrelly brothers are now famous for, the makers of Slap Shot knew that the reality of hockey and even of life in a dying town can be funnier than wild fiction. The Hanson brothers' commentary track and the disc's other highlights featuring their real life exploits bear this out. Slap Shot is one of the best sports movies ever made because it always aims for the truth rather than the legend. This 25th Anniversary Edition DVD is also being sold in a slip cased edition along with Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice, but that straight-to-video sequel doesn't hold a candle to the original.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2002
UPC: 0025192179327
Original Release: 1977
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 2:03:00
Sales rank: 4,587

Special Features

Commentary with the Hanson brothers; ESPN broadcast

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Reggie Dunlop
Michael Ontkean Ned Braden
Lindsay Crouse Lily Braden
Jennifer Warren Francine Dunlop
Jerry Houser "Killer" Carson
Strother Martin Joe McGrath
Andrew Duncan Jim Carr
Jeff Carlson Jeff Hanson
Steve Carlson Steve Hanson
David Hanson Jack Hanson
Yvon Barrette Denis Le Mieux
Allan Nicholls Johnny Upton
Brad Sullivan Wanchuk
Stephen Mendillo Jim Ahern
Yvan Ponton Drouin
Matthew Cowles Charlie
Kathryn Walker Anita McCambridge
Melinda Dillon Suzanne Hanrahan
M. Emmet Walsh Dickie Dunn
Paul D'Amato Tim McCracken
Ned Dowd Ogilthorpe
Nancy Dowd Andrea
Swoosie Kurtz Shirley/Helen Upton
Christopher Murney Tommy Hanrahan
Larry Block Peterboro Referee
Paul Dooley Hyannisport Announcer
Allison Caine Voice Only

Technical Credits
George Roy Hill Director
Steve Abrams Makeup
Dede Allen Editor
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry Bumstead Art Director
Robert L. Crawford Associate Producer
Nancy Dowd Screenwriter
Stephen Friedman Producer
Tom Joyner Asst. Director
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Rick Sharp Makeup
Don Sharpless Sound/Sound Designer
James A. Westman Asst. Director
Robert J. Wunsch Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scenes
1. Hockey Pointers [2:49]
2. Main Titles [4:44]
3. The Fashion Show [4:43]
4. The New Players [1:31]
5. On the Road [5:41]
6. Gears vs. Chiefs [1:13]
7. Winning [1:00]
8. A New Attitude [2:49]
9. Back on the Bus [:19]
10. The Presidents [:44]
11. Free Tickets [:48]
12. The Interview [3:16]
13. A Bounty [:46]
14. Reggie vs. Owner [4:55]
15. The Big Game [8:23]
16. A Show for the Scouts [1:50]
17. A Victory Parade [3:49]
18. End Credits [4:27]

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Slap Shot 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Ochenta More than 1 year ago
This is satire of the highest type and as such, it is in my humble opion, the best sports movie ever made. Paul Newnan is at his best and he never for a second comes out of character. The movie is well writen, well acted, and well directed. if you are a true sports fan you will love it from start to finish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
By far my favorite movie of all. I'm sure I've seen it close to 50 times. I've NEVER heard of anyone who didn't like it. A ''must see'' for anyone who has a sense of humor.
MacReady82 More than 1 year ago
Funny, filthy and feisty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is awesome
HansonBrothersHockeyChick More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best sports movie of all time. The movie is hysterical and I never get sick of watching it. The true stars of the movie are the Hanson Brothers. They steal every scene they're in. A must see for all sports fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a classic. I own this movie and never get sick of watching it. I always get a kick out of the ending (I won't ruin it for you) and I would suggest it for any hockey fan, even for those of you who don't especially like hockey. It combines all the elements of a great movie, fighting, humor, cheese, mooning and hockey!...of course, that last one is a little biased. I have never known anyone to not like Slap Shot, and I have shared it with numerous people!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been skating (figure skating, with toepicks, not CCM's), and this is by far the funniest and most honest portrait of hockey in the 70's. It's part time capsule, part entertainment, part sport, with a bit of mockery thrown in. Watch this more than 3 times, I swear you'll be quoting lines with ease. Nothing beats Reggie Dunlop putting a bounty on Tim McCracken's head. You'll laugh till you cry. A must see!
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