Slaughterhouse-five [DVD videorecording] / a Universal Picture ; a George Roy Hill / Paul Monash production ; screenplay by Stephen Geller ; produced by Paul Monash ; directed by George Roy Hill ; a Universal / Vanadas Productions, Inc. picture.Material type: FilmLanguage: English Original language: English Subtitle language: English, French, Spanish Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2004Edition: Widescreen [ed.]Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 0783291256; 9780783291253Other title: Slaughter house-five | Slaughterhouse-5Subject(s): Time travel -- Drama | World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama | War storiesGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fantasy films. | Science fiction films. | Film adaptations. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PS3572.O5 | S5 2004 DVD
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DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; anamorphic widescreen, presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.
In English with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired, French, or Spanish.
Based on the novel "Slaughterhouse-Five or the Children's Crusade" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Michael Sacks (Billy Pilgrim), Ron Leibman (Paul Lazzaro), Eugene Roche (Derby), Sharon Gans (Valencia), Valerie Perrine (Montana Wildhack), Holly Near (Barbara), Perry King (Robert), Kevin Conway (Weary), Friedrich Ledebur (German leader), Nick Belle (Young German guard), Sorrell Booke (Lionel Merble), Roberts Blossom (Wild Bob Cody), John Dehner (Rumfoord), Gary Waynesmith (Stanley), Richard Schaal (Campbell), Gilmer McCormick (Lily), Stan Gottlieb (Hobo), Karl Otto Alberty (German guard, Group two).
Director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; film editor, Dede Allen ; music, Glenn Gould ; production design by Henry Bumstead.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1972.
MPAA rating: Rated R.
Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time. An otherwise typical soldier in WWII, without warning, he jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. Sometimes he is an ophthalmologist at home in suburbia; deep in World War II Europe, surviving the Allied bombing of Dresden; on the planet Tralfamadore, being held captive by aliens in an intergalactic zoo--accompanied by a porn star. In the end, he learns that the many tragic and sometimes funny ironies of life--the randomness of tragedy, the cruelty and senselessness of war, and man's complete lack of control over his fate--remain constant.
Unstuck in time (main titles) -- Behind enemy lines -- Time tripping -- Shock therapy -- Sink or swim -- Out of this world -- Electing a leader -- Beautiful city -- Schlachthof 5 -- Emergency entrance -- Either us or them -- Aftermath -- Alien abduction -- End of the world -- Time to mate -- Collection of moments -- Live again -- End titles.
Special features: Trailer [original theatrical trailer] (5 min.).
Winner, George Roy Hill, of the Jury Prize at the 1972 Festival International du Film de Cannes.