The Ice Storm The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm

Ang Lee

 
The Ice Storm (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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  • United States
  • 1997
  • 113 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #426

Suburban Connecticut, 1973. While Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” speech drones from the TV, the Hood and Carver families try to navigate a Thanksgiving break simmering with unspoken resentment, sexual tension, and cultural confusion. With clarity, subtlety, and a dose of wicked humor, Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee renders Rick Moody’s acclaimed novel of upper-middle-class American malaise as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls. Featuring a tremendous cast of established actors (Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver) and rising stars (Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes) The Ice Storm is among the finest films of the 1990s.

Cast

Ben HoodKevin Kline
Elena HoodJoan Allen
Janey CarverSigourney Weaver
Paul HoodTobey Maguire
Wendy HoodChristina Ricci
Mikey CarverElijah Wood
Jim CarverJamey Sheridan
Sandy CarverAdam Hann-Byrd
Libbets CaseyKatie Holmes
Francis DavenportDavid Krumholtz
Phillip EdwardsMichael Cumpsty
George ClairHenry Czerny
Dot HalfordAllison Janney
Neil ConradGlenn Fitzgerald

Credits

DirectorAng Lee
ScreenplayJames Schamus
ProducerTed Hope, Ang Lee and James Schamus
CinematographyFrederick Elmes
EditingTim Squyres
Based upon the novel byRick Moody
MusicMychael Danna
Production designMark Friedberg
Costume designCarol Oditz

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • Restored high-definition (2K on the Blu-ray) digital film transfer, supervised and approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus
  • Documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver, and Elijah Wood
  • Interview with novelist Rick Moody
  • Deleted scenes
  • Footage from a 2007 event honoring Lee and Schamus at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image
  • Illustrated audio interviews with Elmes, production designer Mark Friedberg, and costume designer Carol Oditz
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Bill Krohn

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

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The Ice Storm: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By Bill Krohn July 23, 2013

Journeyman director Ang Lee digs into the confusion of the American 1970s in this moody take on suburban ennui. Read more »

Photo Galleries

XOXO

February 14, 2014


Photo Galleries


Video


Film Essays

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The Ice Storm: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By Bill Krohn July 23, 2013

Journeyman director Ang Lee digs into the confusion of the American 1970s in this moody take on suburban ennui. Read more »


Photo Galleries

Ang Lee on Location

November 28, 2012


Photo Galleries

A Criterion Feast

November 21, 2012


Performances


Clippings

’Tis the Season

November 03, 2009

The term holiday movie doesn’t have to conjure Christmas carols or miracles at Macy’s. Case in point: the personal, even skewed, films chosen by a few filmmakers as their holiday favorites for . . . Read more »


On Five

Color Me Impressed

By Lee Kline October 28, 2007

When I started preparing for a new transfer of The Ice Storm, I asked director Ang Lee if he wanted to supervise the session. Ang said that he’d like the cinematographer, Fred Elmes, to . . . Read more »