• New Digital Transfer from Restored Picture and Audio Elements
  • Commentary by Historian/Newman Biographer Eric Lax
  • New Documentary A Natural-Born World-Shaker: Making Cool Hand Luke
  • Theatrical Trailer


“What we’ve got here is… failureito communicate.”

His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won’t – or can’t – bend to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. A cast of fine character actors, including George Kennedy in his Oscar-winning role of Dragline and the indelible Jo Van Fleet as Luke’s mother, give Newman solid support. And Strother Martin is the Captain who taunts Luke with the now-legendary line, “What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate”. No failure here. With rich humor and vibrant storytelling power, Cool Hand Luke succeeds resoundingly.

  George Kennedy
  Strother Martin
  Jo Van Fleet
  J.D. Cannon
  Paul Newman
  Robert Drivas
  Lou Antonio

  Frank Pierson
  Donn Pearce

  Gordon Carroll

  Stuart Rosenberg