Heat and Dust

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Heat and Dust

#1 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:29 pm

Announced for April 15:
After a cinema run from March, Merchant Ivory’s Heat and Dust (1983), starring Julie Christie and Greta Scacchi will be released on a 2-disc Blu-ray.

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#2 Post by dda1996a » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:39 pm

Does this and Shakespeare Wallah mean we'll get more Merchant Ivory soon?

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#3 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:40 pm

Maurice is out this month, so yes.

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#4 Post by antnield » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:49 pm

Extras:

- Autobiography of a Princess (1975, 58 mins): Merchant Ivory’s fictional study of Imperial India starring James Mason and Madhur Jaffrey
- Merchant Ivory's Royal India (2018): conversation between James Ivory and writer/director Chris Terrio
- Greta Scacchi and Nickolas Grace Remember Heat and Dust (2018): an interview by Claire Monk
- Onstage Q&A with Madhur Jaffrey (2018)
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Re-release Trailer
- Other extras TBC

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#5 Post by Paul Moran » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:08 pm

Good news. Can't wait to replace my HVE and Odyssey DVDs!

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Re: Heat and Dust

#6 Post by MichaelB » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:32 pm

Full specs announced:
A Merchant Ivory production of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s
Heat and Dust
Directed by James Ivory


Plus Autobiography of a Princess

See the new BFI trailer here.

BFI 2-disc Blu-ray set released on 15 April 2019, followed by iTunes release on 29 April

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s adaptation from her own Booker Prize-winning novel moves effortlessly between past and present in a sensual and evocative journey, telling the story of two women’s paths to self-discovery more than half a century apart.

Now beautifully restored in 4K and available on Blu-ray for the first time, the BAFTA-winning Heat and Dust is accompanied by Autobiography of a Princess (1975), Merchant Ivory’s fictional study of Imperial India starring James Mason and Madhur Jaffrey and released on 15 April 2019. An iTunes release follows on 29 April.

When Anne (Julie Christie) inherits the letters of her great-aunt Olivia (Greta Scacchi in her breakthrough role), she becomes drawn to India by their revelations of a relationship with a handsome and charismatic, if not entirely scrupulous, Indian prince (Shashi Kapoor). The strong supporting cast includes Madhur Jaffrey as the prince’s manipulative mother, Christopher Cazenove as Olivia’s husband and Nickolas Grace as Harry, her confidant.

Special features
• New 4K restoration
Autobiography of a Princess (1975, 58 mins): Merchant Ivory’s fictional study of royal India starring James Mason and Madhur Jaffrey
Merchant Ivory's Royal India (2017, 33 mins): James Ivory in conversation with writer/director Chris Terrio
Greta Scacchi and Nickolas Grace Remember Heat and Dust (2017, 42 mins): an interview by Claire Monk
• Q&A with Madhur Jaffrey (2017, 22 mins)
• Trailers
• Three archive shorts depicting some of the princely states of India (1922 – 1940, 56 mins)
The Guardian Interview: Ismail Merchant, James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1992, 100 mins, audio only): John Pym moderates a panel discussion at the NFT

Product details
RRP: £24.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1333 / Cert 15
UK / 1983, 1975 / colour / 130 mins, 58 mins / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.66:1 / Disc 1: BD50, 1080p, 24fps, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz/24-bit), PCM 2.0 stereo audio / Disc 2: BD50, 1080p, 24fps, PCM 1.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit)

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