Scent of a Woman (Blu-ray) R

Col. Frank Slade has a very special plan for the weekend!
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 5, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS - English, French
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    • Subtitles - Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by , &
Screenplay by
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"[A] bunch of runny-nosed snots in tweed jackets, all studying to be George Bush."
  - Slade (Al Pacino) to Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell), referring to his Charlie's boarding school classmates
"You're not bad. You're just in pain."
  - Simms to Frank Slade (Al Pacino)
  - Slade
"You can dance the tango and drive a Ferrari better than anyone I've ever seen."-- Charlie to Slade
"You've never seen anyone do either."
  - Slade to Charlie
"If I were the man I was ten years ago, I'd take a flamethrower to this place!"
  - Slade to Simms's school authorities

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1992 - Best Actor: Al Pacino

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh88%

Total Count: 43


User Ratings: 119,073
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The good thing is that the principals and film makers make the absolute most of a conventional opportunity. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Corny and heart-warming, with O'Donnell proving almost a match for the master. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- While fairly predictable and unoriginal, it is nevertheless entertaining.
Empire Magazine
May 27, 2011
Rating: B -- The guiding principle of Al Pacino's flamboyant performance (for which he finally received the Oscar) is that of revelation: Every scene discloses another facet of his mysterious, multi-shaded character. Full Review
Nov 29, 2006
Rating: 3.5/4 -- By the end of Scent of a Woman, we have arrived at the usual conclusion of the coming-of-age movie, and the usual conclusion of the prep school movie. But rarely have we been taken there with so much intelligence and skill. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Pacino, meanwhile, devours his role with such theatrical relish that Scent of a Woman remains tolerable, even at its most cloying moments... Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 14, 2019
...[Featuring] Al Pacino in one of his best and riskiest performances...
Chicago Sun-Times
Dec 23, 1992

Product Description:

Chris O'Donnell stars as Charlie Simms, a young and innocent scholarship student at an exclusive prep school in New Hampshire who agrees to look after Lt. Col. Frank Slade (Al Pacino), a blind retired army officer, to earn extra money over the Thanksgiving holiday. Frank is a cantankerous and cynical bully who completely suprises Charlie with his plans for their weekend. He has bought them tickets to New York, booked a suite at the Waldorf, rented a limousine, and has big plans for a wild weekend in the Big Apple. Before Charlie realizes what he has gotten into, he is accompanying the colonel around Manhattan as they begin their wild and eye-opening adventures that include a fast-paced test drive in a Ferrari and a tango with a beautiful woman (Gabrielle Anwar). Frank's passion is women; he waxes lyrically on their bodies, scent, and sensuality, and gradually Charlie becomes aware of the sentimental romantic buried deep within the lonely man's heart. Charlie and Frank's growing relationship is the core of the film; Frank teaches Charlie how to see, and Charlie teaches Frank how to feel in this heart-wrenching and heartwarming comedy. Al Pacino is simply stunning as Frank Slade, relying on his vocal power and strong physicality to carry across a complex range of emotions. He is both intolerable and completely lovable in this Oscar-winning role of a lifetime.

Plot Synopsis:

Hoping to earn some extra money, a relatively underprivileged prep school student agrees to look after a cantankerous, blind, retired lieutenant colonel during his holiday. Thrown off guard by his charge's bullying style, the student's in for even more surprises when the two take off for a wild weekend in New York City.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 1, 1992.
  • Filmed in New York City and at Kaufman Astoria Studios, Queens, using a widescreen process.
  • Bo Goldman's screenplay was suggested by a character in PROFUM DI DONNA, an Italian film written by Ruggero Maccari and directed by Dino Risi. PROFUMA was based on the novel IL BUIO E IL MIELE by Giovanni Arpino.

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  • UPC: 025192072987
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