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A Room with a View

James Ivory

 
A Room with a View (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1986
  • 117 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #775

Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, became a household name with A Room with a View, the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels. A cherubic nineteen-year-old Helena Bonham Carter plays Lucy Honeychurch, a young, independent- minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit (Julian Sands) she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm (Daniel Day-Lewis) to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this gargantuan art-house hit features a sublime supporting cast–including Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliott, and Maggie Smith–and remains a touchstone of intelligent romantic cinema.

Cast

Charlotte BartlettMaggie Smith
Lucy HoneychurchHelena Bonham Carter
Mr. EmersonDenholm Elliott
George EmersonJulian Sands
Cecil VyseDaniel Day-Lewis
The Reverend Mr. BeebeSimon Callow
Miss LavishJudi Dench
Mrs. HoneychurchRosemary Leach
Freddy HoneychurchRupert Graves
The Reverend Mr. EagerPatrick Godfrey
Catharine AlanFabia Drake
Teresa AlanJoan Henley

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director James Ivory and cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Ivory, Pierce-Roberts, costume designer John Bright, and actors Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Callow, and Julian Sands
  • Segment about Merchant Ivory Productions from a 1987 episode of NBC Nightly News
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic and author John Pym

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

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A Room with a View: English Hearts and Italian Sunshine

By John Pym September 29, 2015

Merchant Ivory Productions’ sun-kissed romantic comedy is an effervescent tale of class and manners among the Edwardian English. Read more »

Film Essays

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A Room with a View: English Hearts and Italian Sunshine

By John Pym September 29, 2015

Merchant Ivory Productions’ sun-kissed romantic comedy is an effervescent tale of class and manners among the Edwardian English. Read more »


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