Martin Scorsese

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

No filmmaker captures the grandeur and energy of New York like Martin Scorsese. With this sumptuous romance, he meticulously adapted the work of another great New York artist, Edith Wharton, bringing to life her tragic novel set in the cloistered world of Gilded Age Manhattan. The Age of Innocence tells the story of Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis), whose engagement to an innocent socialite (Winona Ryder) binds him to the codes and rituals of his upbringing. But when her cousin (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrives in town on a wave of scandal after separating from her husband, she ignites passions in Newland he never knew existed. Swelling with exquisite period detail, this film is an alternately heartbreaking and satirical look at the brutality of old-world America.

Film Info

  • Martin Scorsese
  • United States
  • 1993
  • 138 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.40:1
  • English
  • Spine #913

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4k digital transfer, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New interviews with Scorsese, coscreenwriter Jay Cocks, production designer Dante Ferretti, and costume designer Gabriella Pescucci
  • Innocence and Experience, a 1993 documentary on the making of the film
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey O’Brien

New cover by Sarah Habibi and F. Ron Miller

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4k digital transfer, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New interviews with Scorsese, coscreenwriter Jay Cocks, production designer Dante Ferretti, and costume designer Gabriella Pescucci
  • Innocence and Experience, a 1993 documentary on the making of the film
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey O’Brien

New cover by Sarah Habibi and F. Ron Miller

The Age of Innocence
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis
Newland Archer
Michelle Pfeiffer
Ellen Olenska
Winona Ryder
May Welland
Richard E. Grant
Larry Lefferts
Alec McCowen
Sillerton Jackson
Geraldine Chaplin
Mrs. Welland
Mary Beth Hurt
Regina Beaufort
Stuart Wilson
Julius Beaufort
Miriam Margolyes
Mrs. Mingott
Siân Phillips
Mrs. Archer
Carolyn Farina
Janey Archer
Michael Gough
Henry van der Luyden
Alexis Smith
Louisa van der Luyden
Norman Lloyd
Mr. Letterblair
Jonathan Pryce
Rivière
Robert Sean Leonard
Ted Archer
Joanne Woodward
The narrator
Credits
Director
Martin Scorsese
Producer
Barbara De Fina
Screenplay by
Jay Cocks
Screenplay by
Martin Scorsese
Based upon the novel by
Edith Wharton
Director of photography
Michael Ballhaus
Production designer
Dante Ferretti
Edited by
Thelma Schoonmaker
Costume designer
Gabriella Pescucci
Music by
Elmer Bernstein
Title sequence by
Elaine Bass
Title sequence by
Saul Bass
Coproducer
Bruce S. Pustin
Associate producer
Joseph P. Reidy
Casting by
Ellen Lewis

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New UK Releases for March 2018
New UK Releases for March 2018

Our editions of Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence and Edward Yang’s Yi Yi reach the UK this week.

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