Based on the novel by James Dickey.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1972.
Special features: Commentary by John Boorman [optional audio feature]; Deliverance: The beginning [featurette] (17 min.); Deliverance: The journey [featurette] (13 min.); Deliverance: Betraying the river [featurette] (15 min.); Deliverance: Delivered [featurette] (11 min.); The dangerous world of "Deliverance" [featurette] (10 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.).
Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Tom Priestley ; art director, Fred Harpman ; technical advisers, Charles Wiggin, E. Lewis King ; "Duelling Banjos" arranged and played by Eric Weissberg with Steve Mandell.
Jon Voight (Ed), Burt Reynolds (Lewis), Ned Beatty (Bobby), Ronny Cox (Drew), Bill McKinney (Mountain man), Herbert "Cowboy" Coward (Toothless man), James Dickey (Sheriff Bullard).
They left their troubles at the office. Left the wives and kids behind. Four men bound for the wilderness, for a great adventure--without their golf clubs. Lewis has talked his buddies Ed, Drew, and Bobby into going on a canoe trip down the Cahulawassee River, which is being soon to be dammed. It was the weekend they hoped for, but it turns out to be a weekend where the destruction of nature, macho posturing, conflict between city and country folk, and the dangerous disconnection of modern civilization from nature will loom entirely too large.
MPAA rating: Rated R; Canadian Home Video rating: 18A.
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, 2.35:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired, French, or Spanish.