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Sophie's Choice (Blu-ray + DVD) R

Between the innocent, the romantic, the sensual, and the unthinkable. There are still some things we have yet to imagine.
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Format:  Blu-ray  (2 Discs)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 29, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: New rountable conversation with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline
    • Audio Commentary with Director Alan J. Pakula
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Narrated by
Screenplay by
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Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1982 - Best Actress: Meryl Streep

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 34


User Ratings: 21,484
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The way Streep inhabits Sophie, and brings her history to life whether she's explicitly talking about the past or carrying herself across the room with wounded grace, can't help but make parts of the rest of the film seem smaller by comparison. Full Review
The Dissolve
Apr 29, 2014
In other ways the film is just as unsatisfactory as the book, because it's inseparably strapped to basic flaws. The story has no center, no protagonist. To whom does the action of the novel happen? Full Review
The New Republic
Jan 8, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- Tragic post-WWII tale has violence, death, and cursing. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Feb 6, 2018
Streep's performance is outstanding. Full Review
Aug 20, 2019
Streep's a tour-de-force. It's a performance only she could have given -- luminous and phenomenally moving.
Total Film
Mar 1, 2004
The picture is completely devoid of cinematic interest, adopting instead a tiresome theatrical aesthetic in which showy monologues are filmed in interminable, usually ill-chosen long takes. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 26, 2007
...Handsome....[The] camerawork is luminous...
Dec 8, 1982

Product Description:

Faithfully adapted from Willian Styron's best-selling novel, Alan J. Pakula's handsome production charts the course of an eccentric and intense love triangle in 1947 Brooklyn, New York. Meryl Streep won an Academy Award for her carefully nuanced performance and perfect accent as Sophie, a Polish survivor of WWII concentration camps who harbors a devastating secret. The film is told through the eyes of aspiring Southern author Stingo (Emmy-nominated Peter MacNichol of TV's ALLY MCBEAL) who moves to New York and strikes a friendship with Sophie and her boyfriend Nathan--played by Kevin Kline in his debut screen role.

Plot Synopsis:

The film follows Stingo, an aspiring young writer who moves to New York just post-WWII to a Brooklyn boarding house where he becomes friends with Nathan Landau (Kevin Kline), a Jewish research chemist and Nathan's girlfriend, Polish refugee Sophie Zawistowska (Meryl Streep). Nathan and Sophie's relationship is clouded by Nathan's violent behavior, his uncontrollable jealousy, and Sophie's unexpressed but troubling memories of her war experience. Her stories about her life during the war begin to unravel, exposing her as a liar and adding a tone of mystery to the strained relationship between Nathan, Stingo, and herself. The film culminates in a flashback reflecting the horrors of the war and the true cause of Sophie's insufferable pain. Director Alan J. Pakula's film, a departure from his conspiracy and suspense dramas, was an adaptation of William Styron's best-selling novel and the story itself was based on his experiences as a southerner living in Brooklyn in 1947.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 10, 1982.
  • Part of the film was shot in Zagreb's Jadran Film Studios in Croatia. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography for Nestor Almendros's work.
  • William Styron's best-selling novel was based on his experiences as a southerner living in Brooklyn in 1947. His screenplay for SOPHIE'S CHOICE was nominated for a Writers Guild Screen Award for Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium.
  • SOPHIE'S CHOICE was actor Kevin Kline's film debut.
  • Peter MacNichol, Emmy-award nominated actor for TV's ALLY MCBEAL, plays
    the role of Stingo.
  • Other international characters American actress Meryl Streep has successfully played and for which she's been nominated for Oscars : Dutch (OUT OF AFRICA) and Australian (A CRY IN THE DARK). She has also played an Irish woman in DANCING AT LUGHNASA.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 76,392
  • UPC: 826663144888
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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