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The French Lieutenant's Woman - The Criterion Collection

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Barcode: 5050629527438

  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • Certification: TBC
  • Category: Drama
  • Released: 30th March 2020
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    An astounding array of talent came together for the big-screen adaptation of John Fowles’s novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, a postmodern masterpiece that had been considered unfilmable. With an ingenious script by the Nobel Prize–winning playwright HAROLD PINTER (Betrayal), British New Wave trailblazer KAREL REISZ (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning) transforms Fowles’s tale of scandalous romance into an arresting, hugely entertaining movie about cinema. In Pinter’s reimagining, JEREMY IRONS (Dead Ringers) and MERYL STREEP (Sophie’s Choice) star in parallel narratives, as a Victorian-era gentleman
    and the social outcast he risks everything to love, and as the contemporary actors cast in those roles and immersed in their own forbidden affair. The French Lieutenant’s Woman, shot by the consummate cinematographer FREDDIE FRANCIS (Glory) and scored by the venerated composer and conductor CARL DAVIS, is a beguiling, intellectually nimble feat of filmmaking, starring a pair of legendary actors in early leading roles.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New introduction by film scholar Ian Christie 
    • New interviews with actors Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep, editor John Bloom, and composer Carl Davis
    • Episode of The South Bank Show from 1981 featuring director Karel Reisz, novelist John Fowles, and screenwriter Harold Pinter
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Lucy Bolton
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    Actors Leo McKern, Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner, Peter Vaughan, Penelope Wilton, Patience Collier, Colin Jeavons, Liz Smith, Charlotte Mitchell, John Barrett, Lynsey Baxter, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Jean Faulds
    Directed by Karel Reisz
    Additional info Language(s): English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Duration 123 mins
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