Blu-ray Release: Anastasia

Blu-ray Release Date: March 15, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1956 historical drama Anastasia tells the tale of a damaged amnesiac (Ingrid Bergman, an Oscar-winner for her performance) who may or may not be the lost Romanoff princess, Anastasia.

Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner in Anastasia

Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner in Anastasia

In the movie, the mystery woman becomes the accomplice (willing or not?) of a charming White Russian general (Yul Brynner. The Ten Commandments) in a plot to swindle a boatload of money out of the grieving Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna (Helen Hayes, My Son John). At stake: not just money, but the putative Anastasia’s emotional sanity.

Directed by Anatole Litvak (The Night of the Generals) and produced by Buddy Adler, the film features a stunning score by Alfred Newman, which is 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 on the Twilight Time site or that of their 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.