Published: [United States] : Chicago, Ill. : Criterion Collection ; Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, , c1981 Series:Merchant Ivory collection, Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN: 0780026799, Language: English
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981
Based on the novel by Jean Rhys
Special features: new digital transfer; "Conversation with the filmmakers", part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Richard Robbins; theatrical trailer
Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins, Pierre Clémenti, Suzanne Flon, Daniel Mesguich, Sheila Gish, Armelia McQueen
The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most
MPAA rating: Not rated
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
English and French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned
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