New Release: The Romantic Englishwoman Blu-ray and DVD

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Glenda Jackson and Michael Caine get the low-down in The Romantic Englishwoman.

Kino Lorber released the 1975 British romantic comedy-drama film The Romantic Englishwoman, starring Michael Caine (The Man Who Would Be King) and Glenda Jackson (Women in Love), on DVD and Blu-ray on June 21, 2011.

Adapted for the screen by Tom Stoppard (Brazil) from the 1975 novel by Thomas Weisman and directed by Joseph Losey (Time Without Pity), the movie focuses on the ups and downs of the marriage between novelist/screenwriter Lewis (Caine) and his wife Elizabeth (Jackson).

While Elizabeth is away on holiday in the German resort town of Baden Baden, jealous Lewis imagines she’s having an affair with a mysterious German poet (Helmut Berger) she has met in an elevator. Soon Berger inexplicably shows up at their house in England, and Caine’s heated feelings begin to grow … prompting him to take on a script assignment and pattern the screenplay after his wife’s life.

Critically drubbed during its release in theaters 35 years ago, The Romantic Englishwoman has since gone on to gain a cult film reputation. Its stellar leading couple and outstanding production credits certainly don’t hurt.

The Blu-ray and DVD carry the list prices of $29.95 and $24.95, respectively.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.