- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 6, 2001
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0- French
- Dolby Digital 2.0- Portuguese
- Dolby Digital 2.0- Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1- English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary: James Ivory- Director, Ismael Merchant- Producer, Emma Thompson- Star
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- THE REMAINS OF THE DAY- THE FILMMAKERS JOURNEY
- HBO Making-Of
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
- Production Notes
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 11/05/1993
"...Enchantingly realized....The film] has its own, securely original cinematic life..."
Variety - 10/04/1993
"...All the meticulousness, intelligence, taste and superior acting that one expects from Merchant Ivory productions have been brought to bear on THE REMAINS OF THE DAY....Continuously absorbing..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/05/1993
"...The whole movie is quiet, introspective, thoughtful....There are emotional upheavals in it, but they take place in shadows and corners, in secret..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/09/2001
"...Ponderous, restrained, and achingly beautiful, THE REMAINS OF THE DAY has long been considered one of the very best of Merchant Ivory..."
Wall Street Journal - 08/15/2013
"Anthony Hopkins turns repression into unexpressed passion in James Ivory's drama....Mysteriously moving."
Set just prior to World War II, this poignant story finds a disciplined English butler devoting himself to his duties at the expense of love and personal freedom. The sensitively handled Merchant-Ivory film received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress for stars Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
Character Study |
Essential Cinema |
Love Story |
Tear Jerker |
Theatrical Release |
World War II
- Theatrical release: November 5, 1993.
- The film was shot on location at four estates in England: Badminton House, Avon; Powderham Castle, Devon; Corsham Court, Avon; and Dyrham Park, Avon.
- The film was based on the Kazuo Ishiguro novel, THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, which won the 1989 Booker Prize.
- The original screenplay was written by playwright Harold Pinter, who had also optioned the book.