Seconds [Masters of Cinema]
What Are Seconds?... The Answer May Be Too Terrifying For Words!
Running Time: 107 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Release Date: 2015
Content Type: Movie
To the enigmatic question “Who are Seconds?”, the film’s original poster responded: “The answer is almost too terrifying for words.... The story of a man who buys for himself a totally new life. A man who lives the age-old dream — If only I could live my life all over again.”
John Frankenheimer directs Rock Hudson as a “second”: that is, the newly plastic-surgery altered “reboot” of, in this instance, a listless banker named Arthur Hamilton. Such procedures are carried out by a secret organization known only as “The Company,” with the promise of giving an individual a chance at making a fresh start at life… but at what cost?
Master lighting cameraman James Wong Howe provides the paranoiac atmosphere to the skewed reality of what came to be widely considered one of Frankenheimer’s very best films. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Seconds on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK for the first time.
Two Feature-length audio commentaries: one by director John Frankenheimer, and one by film scholar Adrian Martin
New video interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
Original theatrical trailer
Booklet featuring new essays by critics David Cairns and Mike Sutton
1.75:1 pillarboxed 1080p
PCM 1.0 Mono English
Lewis John Carlino
Director of Photography:
James Wong Howe