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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Merchant Ivory's Undisputed Masterpiece Comes To Blu-ray
and DVD from Cohen Film Collection
Available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 6, 2016
"For everyone who's yearned for movies of passion, taste and sensitivity that honestly touch every emotion, this is the one you've been waiting for."
- Kenneth Turan, LA Times
"The film's lush rural cinematography and memorable classical score shine in the new 4K restoration."
- Film Comment
"Incisively witty, provocative and acted to perfection. A career peak for Merchant Ivory."
- Rolling Stone
"Merchant Ivory triumphs again with their entertaining, rich, textured film ... Elegant, funny and romantic."
-The New York Times
Cohen Film Collection proudly presents one of Merchant Ivory's undisputed masterpieces, HOWARDS END, in a gorgeous new 4k restoration on Blu-ray and DVD. This adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel won multiple prizes including three Academy Awards®, with Emma Thompson picking up Best Actress. Overseen and approved by director James Ivory and cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts, HOWARDS END will be available beginning December 6th.
A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel (Thompson), who, along with her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter), becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Ruth (Vanessa Redgrave), and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast (Samuel West) and his mistress Jackie (Nicolla Duffett).
The interwoven fates and misfortunes of these three families and the diverging trajectories of the two sisters' lives are connected to the ownership of Howards End, the dying Ruth's beloved country home. A compelling, brilliantly acted study of one woman's struggle to maintain her ideals and integrity in the face of Edwardian society's moribund conformist values.
About Cohen Media Group
Formed in 2008 by Charles S. Cohen, an executive producer of multiple Academy Award nominee Frozen River, the COHEN MEDIA GROUP, LLC (CMG) produces and distributes select films throughout North America. Current and upcoming CMG releases include Lorraine Levy's The Other Son (winner of the Grand Prize and Best Director prize at the 2012 Tokyo International Film Festival); French director Francois Ozon's thriller In The House (San Sebastian Film Festival's winner of the Golden Shell and Best Screenplay award; Spain's official entry to the Academy awards, Blancanieves; Fernando Trueba's The Artist and the Model, starring Jean Rochefort and Claudia Cardinale; and Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri's The Attack, based on the international best-selling book by Yasmina Khadra. CMG's Cohen Film Collection (formerly the Rohauer Collection) includes some 700 cinema landmarks, including films by D.W. Griffith, Buster Keaton and Douglas Fairbanks, as well as foreign classics like Luis Bunuel's Tristana. (www.cohenmedia.net)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Run Time: 142 min