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Maurice

#1 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:44 pm

MAURICE (1988): This superb new restoration of the landmark Merchant Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel was re-released in cinemas this summer, introducing a new generation of filmgoers to a powerful romance starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves. It will available as a separate Blu-ray or DVD set.
Currently slated for 25 February 2019

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Re: Maurice

#2 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:09 am

The film recently received a cinema re-release, so I was waiting for this announcement. Here's the introduction to the screening with James Wilby and Hugh Grant as well as an interview with them.

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Re: Maurice

#3 Post by Costa » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:06 pm

I waited for a UK release in case it has better encoding than the Cohen release.
Also I'm wondering if they will have the same extras.

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Re: Maurice

#4 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:18 am

Full specs announced:
Maurice
Directed by James Ivory
Produced by Ismail Merchant

Starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves


See the BFI trailer here.

Released on 2-disc Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes on 4 March 2019

An Edwardian precursor to the James Ivory-scripted Call Me by Your Name (2017), Maurice is a landmark of gay cinema in its positive and enriching portrait of first love from the team behind the film adaptations of other E M Forster novels, A Room With a View (1985) and Howards End (1992).

After a theatrical release in 2018, the BFI brings Maurice to Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes on 4 March 2019. Extensive extras include interviews with James Ivory and James Wilby and a commentary by Professor Claire Monk.

The repressed, bourgeois Maurice Hall (James Wilby) tackles the prejudices of society as he comes to terms with his sexuality, from the university cloisters of Cambridge to the cricket fields of the English countryside. This profound tale of emotional and sexual awakening features star-making performances from Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves, and perfectly captures the fear and joy of embracing forbidden desire.

Special features
• New 4K restoration – Presented in High Definition (Blu-ray only);
• Maurice: A Director’s Perspective (2017, 40 mins): a conversation between James Ivory and Tom McCarthy (director of Spotlight);
• James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme on the making of Maurice (2017, 16 mins): the director and cinematographer talk to Gavin Smith;
• Q&A with James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme (2017, 23 mins): moderated by Nicholas Elliot of Cahiers du Cinéma;
• Reflections on Maurice (2019, 19 mins): a new interview with actor James Wilby;
• Hugh Grant and James Wilby in conversation (2018, 5 mins);
• Screening E M Forster (2019, 8 mins, audio only);
• Original and Re-release Trailer;
• Deleted scenes;
• Newly recorded audio commentary by Professor Claire Monk of De Montfort University;
• Illustrated booklet with writing by James Ivory, John Pym and Claire Monk, plus full film credits (Blu-ray only).

Blu-ray product details
RRP: £24.99 / Cat. no. BFIB1330 / Cert 15
UK / 1987 / colour / 140 mins / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.66:1 / Disc 1: BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit) / 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz/24-bit) / Disc 2: BD50, 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit)

DVD product details
RRP: £19.99 / Cat. no. BFIV2124 / Cert 15
UK / 1987 / colour / 134 mins / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.66:1 / Disc 1: DVD9, PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/16-bit), Dolby 5.1 surround audio (48kHz/16-bit) / Disc 2: DVD9, PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (192kbps)

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Re: Maurice

#5 Post by Finch » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:52 pm

The Hugh Grant and James Wilby in conversation piece from 2018 is new to the BFI disc as well, no?

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Re: Maurice

#6 Post by Costa » Thu May 09, 2019 3:26 pm

Does anyone own the BFI disc and could make comparisons with the Cohen one?
I see in a comparison of the Cohen and the italian edition, they have a gamma difference:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/compari ... ?id=130002
http://screenshotcomparison.com/compari ... ?id=130003

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