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Cult Classic HAROLD AND MAUDE Celebrates 50 Years With New Paramount Presents Blu-ray!

Directed by Hal Ashby and written by Colin Higgins, the critically acclaimed cult classic HAROLD AND MAUDE arrives on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line December 7, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Originally released on December 20, 1971, HAROLD AND MAUDE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and has been beautifully restored and remastered for this Limited-Edition release.  For the restoration, the original negative was scanned in 4K and careful color correction and cleanup were undertaken to pay homage to director of photography John Alonzo’s memorable work and honor the look of the film. In addition, the incredible soundtrack was completely remixed using recently discovered tracks to add clarity and depth.

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Director Hal Ashby’s Classic Coming-Of-Age Comedy Celebrates Its
50th Anniversary with a Newly Restored and Remastered Version on Blu-ray

Newest Addition to Paramount Presents Line Arrives December 7, 2021
with New Commentary and More

The Paramount Presents Blu-ray includes a new commentary with Larry Karaszewski (co-screenwriter, Ed Wood; co-screenwriter, Dolemite Is My Name) and Cameron Crowe (writer & director, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous), as well as a look at the film featuring Yusuf/Cat Stevens, who composed and performed the songs for the movie.  The full list of bonus content follows:

  • Commentary with Larry Karaszewski and Cameron Crowe—NEW!
  • Yusuf/Cat Stevens on Harold and MaudeNEW!
  • Theatrical Trailer #1
  • Theatrical Trailer #2

In this essential cult-classic, Harold (Bud Cort) is a death-obsessed teen who falls for Maude (Oscar® winner* Ruth Gordon), a happy-go-lucky, eccentric 79-year-old. To a lilting Yusuf/Cat Stevens soundtrack, Maude teaches Harold a valuable lesson about making the most of his time on earth.

As with every title in the Paramount Presents line, HAROLD AND MAUDE is presented in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.

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