The Remains of the Day PG-13

The Remains of the Day
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DVD Features:

  • 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
  • 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:
      2. HBO Making-Of
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Filmographies

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh95%

Total Count: 42


User Ratings: 24,274
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Like The Age of Innocence, here's another handsome period piece about a man who foolishly ignores the dictates of his heart. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Dec 28, 2019
The movie looks splendid. Arcadian views and honeyed filters have been largely resisted. But the content, that is to say, the script, has problems. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Aug 14, 2018
...Enchantingly realized....The film] has its own, securely original cinematic life...
New York Times
Nov 5, 1993
Rating: 4/4 -- Moves rather slowly, but the actors and their understated chemistry keep the film riveting, building to a climax that is absolutely heartrending. Full Review
Dec 29, 2008
Beautiful to look at and deeply moving in many scenes. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Nov 5, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Here's a film for adults. It's also about time to recognize that Mr. Ivory is one of our finest directors, something that critics tend to overlook because most of his films have been literary adaptations.
New York Times
May 20, 2003
...The whole movie is quiet, introspective, thoughtful....There are emotional upheavals in it, but they take place in shadows and corners, in secret...
Chicago Sun-Times
Nov 5, 1993

Product Description:

James Ivory directed this quietly moving film set just prior to World War II. On the large English estate of Lord Darlington (James Fox), a disciplined English butler, Stevens (Anthony Hopkins), devotes himself to his duties with rigorous dedication. Like his father (Peter Vaughan) before him, Stevens lives to serve--to bring order and certainty to the estate's minutiae. Though Stevens has the opportunity to break free of this mold in the form of a romance with the spirited housekeeper, Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson), he chooses to remain within the safe structure of the household, even one that has misguided loyalties to Nazi Germany. Christopher Reeve and Hugh Grant costar as men hoping to show Lord Darlington the danger of his allegiances. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY was Merchant-Ivory's follow-up to HOWARDS END, which also starred Hopkins and Thompson; both actors were nominated for Academy Awards for their roles as dutiful servants in the later film.

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.


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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 30,071
  • UPC: 043396710979
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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