Blu-ray Release: Julia

Blu-ray Release Date: April 12, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Adapted by Alvin Sargent from a chapter in Lillian Hellman’s memoir Pentimento, the 1977 drama Julia is directed by the magisterial Fred Zinnemann (A Man For All Seasons).

The film stars Jane Fonda (Barbarella) as the famously flinty Hellmann and Vanessa Redgrave (Letters to Juliet) as her childhood friend Julia, a young woman from a wealthy upper-crust American family who becomes a ferocious anti-Fascist in Europe during the prelude to World War II.

Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave in Julia

Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda in Julia

Also starring Jason Robards (Long Day’s Journey into Night) as Hellman’s tough lover, the writer Dashiell Hammett, and Maximilian Schell (Judgment at Nuremberg) as a deceptively mild-mannered resistance member, Julia was shot by the late great cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, and is highlighted by music from the sublime Georges Delerue.

Twilight Time’s new edition of the film (which picked up three Oscars) features a new commentary by star Jane Fonda.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

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.