Fun City Editions
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This is the listing for the standard edition Blu-ray. The special limited edition embossed slipcover was limited to 1,500 units and is sold out. The two versions are identical, aside from the slipcover.
Taking its name from the ironic moniker for late 1960s and '70s New York, Fun City Editions is a new boutique label focused on reissues of maverick repertory cinema and music that can best be described as works that exist "outside of their time." Spanning an array of genres, artists and countries, but with a unifying focus on forgotten and overlooked treasures, each Fun City release, be it a Blu-ray or vinyl LP, will present new restorations and comprehensive extras which contextualize and illuminate the artistic and historic value of the piece. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!
Jeremy loves horses, New York, basketball, the cello…and Susan, the new girl at school. Before they teamed in the hit film Ode to Billy Joe, Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor gained fame in this honest and moving tale of first love in “Fun City”-era New York. Benson (The Chosen and One on One) is Jeremy Jones, a shy teenager who excels in all areas of his life save for romance. After a brief encounter with dance student Susan Rollins (O’Connor, TV’s The Boy in the Plastic Bubble and Baby Blue Marine) at school, Jeremy is smitten and suddenly everything else in the world seems inconsequential in comparison. All he can think of is winning Susan’s heart. But, as he soon learns, new relationships can be as fleeting as they are exhilarating.
This “BIG ‘little’ movie” (The New York Times) would win “Best First Film” at Cannes for its writer-director Arthur Barron (Brothers). Barron and director of photography Paul Goldsmith’s (Neil Young’s Rust Never Sleeps) backgrounds in documentary filmmaking lend the film a gritty and realistic feel, befitting its urban locations. The songs and score by Lee Holdridge (Splash and The Beastmaster) and Joseph Brooks (You Light Up My Life), some of which are sung by the stars themselves, amplify the story’s tenderness and sensitivity. Shot with hand-held 16mm cameras, Jeremy has an uncommon authenticity and immediacy. Now restored for Blu-ray from its 35mm CRI, these qualities can be appreciated in a way they have not been since the film premiered in 1973.
Directed by: Arthur Barron
Starring: Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Leonardo Cimino
1973 / 90 min / 1.66:1 / English
• Region A Blu-ray
• New 2K restoration from its 35mm color reversal internegative
• “Susan and Jeremy”: A Conversation with Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor (new video interview)
• Video introduction by Glynnis O’Connor
• “A Phantom of Delight,” a new video essay by filmmaker Chris O’Neill
• Theatrical trailer
• Trailers from Hell trailer commentary by Larry Karaszewski
• Image gallery
• Booklet with a new essay by film critic Bill Ackerman
• Newly recorded audio commentary by film writers Kat Ellinger and Mike McPadden
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing