Director-approved special ed. ; widescreen.
2 videodiscs (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 426.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., restored High Definition transfer.
English dialogue; English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH)
Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Henry Czerny, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Jamey Sheridan, Elijah Wood, Sigourney Weaver, Katie Holmes, David Krumholtz, Michael Cumpsty, Allison Janney, Glenn Fitzgerald.
Based on the novel by Rick Moody.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Tim Squyres ; composer, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Carol Oditz ; production designer, Mark Friedberg.
Thanksgiving 1973. The climate is changing, both politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of a small Conneticut town begin to slip into an existentialist void. Social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focuses on the Hood and Carver families. Chronicles a brief period of rapid moral deterioration. Their actions - including adultery, sexual experimentation, drug use and petty crimes - become increasingly unpredictable and impulsive. Once the 'ice storm' hits, though, reality sinks in, and the severity of their situation becomes all to apparent.
MPAA rating: R; for sexuality and drug use, including scenes involving children, and for language.
Special features: Disc one: New, restored transfer, supervised and approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes; audio commentary featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus; theatrical trailer. Disc two: New documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver and Elijah Wood; new video interview with novelist Rick Moody; deleted scenes; footage from an event honoring Lee and Schamus at new York's Museum of the Moving Image; visual essays on the look of the film, featureing interviews with the cinematographer, production designer, and costume designer; in booklet, a new essay by film critic Bill Krohn.
Ice storm (Motion picture)
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