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    John Milius centred documentary Milius explodes onto DVD this November

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    Hollywood has had many characters over the years, one of those is writer and director John Milius, and the StudioCanal have announced the release of documentary Milius for 1st November on the big screen, and 18th November for DVD.

    Made by debut directors Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson, this has a runtime of 100 minutes, and comes in its original 1.77:1 aspect ratio with a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack, 15 certificate and recommended retail price of £19.99.

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    The documentary follows Milius’ childhood aspirations to join the military, his formative years at the University of Southern California Film School, his legendary work on films such as Apocalypse Now, Jaws, Conan The Barbarian, Dirty Harry and Red Dawn, to his ultimate dismissal from Hollywood due to his radical beliefs and controversial behaviour.

    Millius turned his hand to writing after he was refused entry to the US marine-corps because of his chronic asthma. He was able to sell his early screenplays for record amounts and forged a Hollywood career alongside his USC Film School contemporaries Steven Spielberg and George Lucas (both of whom feature in the documentary).

    However his volatile character, right-wing extremism and penchant for guns and machismo made Milius an outsider in Hollywood as time went on. A self-styled "Zen Anarchist", Millius was reportedly the inspiration for the hot-tempered Walter Sobchak in the Coen Brothers’ movie The Big Lebowski.

    Milius was compiled using clips from the movies in which he was involved and includes interviews with such Hollywood luminaries as Francis Ford Coppola, Harrison Ford, Michael Mann, Robert Zemeckis, Oliver Stone, Bryan Singer, Charlie Sheen, Matthew Weiner and many more. Milius is a unique and extensive look at the life of a truly one-of-a-kind storyteller.

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