Remains of the Day (Widescreen Special Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: Anthony Hopkins & Emma Thompson Director: James Ivory  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Remains of the Day (Widescreen Special Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • 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
  • Audio:
    • 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
    • Featurette:
      1. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY- THE FILMMAKERS JOURNEY
      2. HBO Making-Of
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Filmographies

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

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."

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

British | Character Study | Essential Cinema | Gentry | Love Story | Recommended | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release | War | World War II

Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • Sales Rank: 73,977
  • UPC: 043396710979
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