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Howards End (25th Anniversary 4K Restoration)(1992) Blu-ray
 
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Howards End Blu-ray
25th Anniversary / 4K Restoration
Cohen Media Group | 1992 | 142 min | Rated PG | Dec 06, 2016

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Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 741952834090

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Howards End (25th Anniversary 4K Restoration)(1992) Blu-ray

Emma Thompson won an Academy Award for her dynamic portrayal of Margaret Schlegel, a flighty yet compassionate middle-class intellectual whose friendship with the dying wife of rich capitalist Henry Wilcox commences an intricately woven tale of money, love, and death that encompasses the country’s highest and lowest social echelons.

Director: James Ivory
Writers: E.M. Forster, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby, Samuel West


Synopsis: One of Merchant Ivory's undisputed masterpieces, this adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic 1910 novel is a saga of class relations and changing times in Edwardian England. Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson) and her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) become involved with two couples: a wealthy, conservative industrialist (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife (Vanessa Redgrave), and a working-class man (Samuel West) and his mistress (Niccola Duffet). 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, a 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.

Restoration credits:
- 4K restoration from the original camera negative and magnetic soundtrack held at the archive of the George Eastman Museum
- Digital restoration completed by Cineric Portugal
- 5.1 audio track restoration by Audio Mechanics (Burbank)
- Color grading by Deluxe Restoration (London) under the supervision of cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts and director James Ivory

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