Blu-ray Release: A Month in the Country

Blu-ray Release Date: July 14, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Pat O’Connor (Cal) directs the wonderful Simon Gray’s 1987 film adaptation of J.L. Carr’s touching novel, A Month in the Country.

Colin Firth and  Kenneth Branagh spend A Month in the Country.

Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh spend A Month in the Country.

The beautiful tale of a pair of emotionally wounded World War I veterans (The King’s Speech‘s Colin Firth and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit‘s Kenneth Branagh in his film début) who find some respite in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and in their supportive friendship. As they work, respectively, on the restoration of an ancient church mural and the possible unearthing of an archeological treasure, they encounter, also, the local vicar’s young wife (The Handmaid’s Tale’s Natasha Richardson); between them, this trio reflects the many faces of love and longing.

The drama features a score by Howard Blake in the style of early 20th-century music, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye Twilight Time distributor Screen Archives’s for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

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.