A sinister thriller from the fractured 1960s that concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who is urged (and blackmailed) to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life as a reborn.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 667.
Subjects:Businessmen -- Drama.
Ely, David, 1927- -- Film adaptations.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Drama.
Surgery, Plastic -- Drama.
Science fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:Anderson, Richard, 1926-2017
Corey, Jeff, 1914-2002.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Ely, David, 1927- Seconds.
Frankenheimer, John, 1930-2002.
Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985.
John Frankenheimer Productions.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Randolph, John, 1915-2004.
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, 
1 Blu-ray disc (107 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.)
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for some nudity.
CHVR: Not rated.
Seconds (Motion picture : 1966)
Blu-ray; region A; widescreen (1.75:1) presentation; PCM mono; requires Blu-ray player.
Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson, Khigh Dhiegh, Frances Reid, Wesley Addy, John Lawrence, Elisabeth Fraser, Dody Heath, Robert Brubaker, Dorothy Morris, Barbara Werle.
Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; art director, Ted Haworth ; set decorations, John Austin ; film editors, Ferris Webster, David Newhouse ; costumers, Jack Martel, Pete Saldutti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Special features: Audio commentary with director John Frankenheimer; Alec Baldwin on Seconds (interview with the actor on Frankenheimer and Seconds); A second look (making of featurette featuring interviews with director John Frankenheimer's widow, Evans Frankenheimer, and actor Salome Jens); Palmer and Pomerance on Seconds (visual essay by film scholars R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance); Archival footage: John Frankenheimer (interview with Frankenheimer originally broadcast on Canadian television in 1971 and produced by filmmaker Bruce Pittman); Hollywood on the Hudson (excerpt from rare WNBC news special in 1965 featuring an interview with Rock Hudson). Booklet features an essay by critic David Sterritt.
Based on the novel by David Ely.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
CC2294BDLink to PAC