Blu-ray, DVD Release: Certain Women

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 19, 2017
Price: DVD $22.99, Blu-ray $25.99
Studio: Criterion

The expanses of the American Northwest take center stage in the intimately observed triptych drama Certain Women from Kelly Reichardt.

Adapted from three short stories by Maile Meloy and unfolding in self-contained but interlocking episodes, Certain Women navigates the subtle shifts in personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed lives of its characters: a lawyer (Laura Dern, Wild) forced to subdue a troubled client; a woman (Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn) whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school teacher (Kristen Stewart, Twilight  franchise) who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone), whose unguardedness and deep attachment to the land deliver an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy.

With unassuming craft, Reichardt captures the rhythms of daily life in small-town Montana through these fine-grained portraits of women trapped within the landscape’s wide-open spaces.

Criterion’s editions of the movie include the following:

* New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Kelly Reichardt and cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* New interviews with the film’s cast and crew, including Reichardt and executive producer Todd Haynes
* New interview with Maile Meloy, author of the stories on which the film is based
* Trailer
* An essay by critic Ella Taylor

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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.