Welcome to Papercut, glad you found us!
Based in the Sweden, we ship worldwide.
So let’s get off to a good start:

Go ahead!
Handpicked books, magazines, films and details
Choose currency
Menu
Search

Being There

Director: Hal Ashby
DVD (region 1), 1979
299 SEK
Non-stock item - Delivery estimate 7 to 14 days
SWEDEN SHIPPING Shipping Class 1 = 40 SEK
Shipping Class 2 = 60 SEK
Shipping Class 3 = 90 SEK EUROPE SHIPPING Shipping Class 1 = 100 SEK (approx 10 EUR)
Shipping Class 2 = 150 SEK (approx 15 EUR)
Shipping Class 3 = 200 SEK (approx 20 EUR) OUTSIDE EUROPE SHIPPING Shipping Class 1 = 150 SEK (approx 15 USD)
Shipping Class 2 = 200 SEK (approx 20 USD)
Shipping Class 3 = 300 SEK (approx 30 USD)

NOTE: You can buy as many items you want within the same shipping class. Read more » ×

NOTE: This is a region-1 DVD which requires a region free DVD-player.

In one of his most finely tuned performances, Peter Sellers plays the pure-hearted, childlike Chance, a gardener who is forced into the wilds of Washington, D.C., when his wealthy guardian dies. Shocked to discover that the real world doesn’t respond to the click of a remote, Chance stumbles into celebrity after being taken under the wing of a tycoon (Melvyn Douglas, in an Oscar-winning performance), who mistakes his protégé’s horticultural mumblings for sagacious pronouncements on life and politics, and whose wife (Shirley MacLaine) targets Chance as the object of her desire. Adapted from a novel by Jerzy Kosinski, this satire, both deeply melancholy and hilarious, is the culmination of Hal Ashby’s remarkable string of films in the 1970s, and a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties, and media-fueled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade.

Special features:
– New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team
– Excerpts from a 1980 American Film Institute seminar with director Hal Ashby
– Author Jerzy Kosinski in a 1979 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show
– Appearances from 1980 by actor Peter Sellers on NBC’s Today and on The Don Lane Show
– Promo reel featuring Sellers and Ashby
– Trailer and TV spots
– Deleted scene, outtakes, and alternate ending
– PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris

Close
  • Barcode: 715515195317
  • Language: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Country: USA
  • Studio: Criteron
  • Year: 1979
  • Screen ratio: Widescreen

Sign up for our weekly newsletter and we will keep you updated with inspiration, news and exclusive offers.

This site uses cookies (cookies) to ensure the best user experience. If you continue to use the site, you accept the use of cookies. Read more »

Ok