Blu-ray Release: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 9, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1969 British drama The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie stars the brilliantly sly, marvelously intelligent Maggie Smith (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) in an Oscar-winning performance as the eponymous and unforgettable 1930s-era Edinburgh schoolteacher.

Maggie Smith is Jean Brodie

Maggie Smith is Jean Brodie

Miss Brodie would rather instruct her favorites (including Pamela Franklin as a very clever pupil, indeed) in the passions and profundities of “Life”—a tendency that is beginning to get her in trouble with her school’s stern headmistress (Celia Johnson). Further difficulties are presented by Miss B’s fascist politics and unconventional relationships with a pair of colleagues: the kindly Mr. Lowther (Gordon Jackson, The Great Escape) and the far more devilish Mr. Lloyd (Robert Stephens).

Adapted by Jay Presson Allen from her play based on the novel by Muriel Spark, the film is directed by Ronald Neame (Meteor). It also features music by Rod McKuen.

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray debut of the film includes the following features:
-Isolated music & effects track
-Audio commentary with director Ronald Neame and Actress Pamela Franklin
-Original theatrical trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives is NOW!

About Laurence

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.