Merchant Ivory Production ‘The Bostonians’ Hits Blu-Ray and DVD In May

The Bostonians a Merchant Ivory production starring Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, and Linda Hunt, hits Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms May 21 via Cohen Film Collection. Special features and plot details on the film, which underwent a 4K Restoration, are below!

Based on the Henry James novel, The Bostonians centers Verena Tarrant (Madeleine Potter), a young activist who is drawn to a Southern lawyer (Christopher Reeve) and a suffragette (Vanessa Redgrave). James Ivory directs the feature with longtime collaborator Ruth Prawler Jhabvala penning the script. Linda Hunt and Jessica Tandy round out the ensemble. Ivory and Redgrave also collaborated on Howards End.

Redgrave received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role and was named Best Actress by the National Society of Film Critics. The Bostonian received another Oscar nod for Costume Design (Jenny Beavan, John Bright).

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include a new interview with director James Ivory (“Conversations from the Quad: James Ivory on The Bostonians“), the original trailer and the 2018 re-release trailer.

Greg Srisavasdi

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