Ice Storm, The (DVD)
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Suburban Connecticut, 1973. While Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” speech drones from the TV, the Hood and Carver families try to navigate a Thanksgiving break simmering with unspoken resentment, sexual tension, and cultural confusion. With clarity, subtlety, and a dose of wicked humor, Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee renders Rick Moody’s acclaimed novel of upper-middle-class American malaise as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls. Featuring a tremendous cast of established actors (Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver) and rising stars (Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes) The Ice Storm is among the finest films of the 1990s.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- Restored high-definition (2K on the Blu-ray) digital film transfer, supervised and approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- Audio commentary featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus
- Documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver, and Elijah Wood
- Interview with novelist Rick Moody
- Deleted scenes
- Footage from a 2007 event honoring Lee and Schamus at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image
- Illustrated audio interviews with Elmes, production designer Mark Friedberg, and costume designer Carol Oditz
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Bill Krohn
New cover by Neil Kellerhouse