Blu-ray Release: The Purple Rose of Cairo

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 20, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Woody Allen’s (Magic in the Moonlight) 1985 comedy-drama fantasy The Purple Rose of Cairo makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time.

Mia Farrow and Jeff Daniels in The Purple Rose of Cairo

Mia Farrow and Jeff Daniels in The Purple Rose of Cairo

Depressed during the Depression, a downtrodden housewife/waitress (Mia Farrow, Broadway Danny Rose) finds her world turned upside down when her favorite movie star (Jeff Daniels, Something Wild) literally steps down from the screen with decidedly romantic intentions.

A touching piece about the dangers of confusing dreams with reality, gorgeously rendered by the great cinematographer Gordon Willis, the movie features a supporting cast that includes Van Johnson (Rich Man, Poor Man), Danny Aiello (Once Upon a Time in America) and Dianne Weist (The Big Year).

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray debut of the film includes an isolated score track and original theatrical trailer as bonus features.

As 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!

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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.