Blu-ray Release: Stanley & Iris

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 17, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The team of director Martin Ritt and screenwriters Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch (they brought us the likes of Hud and Norma Rae) join forces with Jane Fonda (Cat Ballou) and Robert De Niro (The King of Comedy), in the the 1990 drama-romance Stanley & Iris.
stanleyirisA slice-of-life story, the film focuses on a hard-working widow (Fonda) in a dying New England town who meets up with a diffident cook (De Niro). As they warily get to know each other, it’s revealed that Stanley, shy but smart, is also, somehow, illiterate; the tender-hearted but go-getting Iris becomes determined to teach him to read.
The movie features a lovely score from the one and only John Williams (Star Wars), 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 for the announcement of the prebook date nest week and get ready to reserve!

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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.