Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Age of Innocence

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2018
Price: DVD $13.72, Blu-ray $25.99
Studio: Criterion

No filmmaker captures the grandeur and energy of New York like Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas), particularly in the 1993 period drama-romance The Age of Innocence, an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s tragic novel of the cloistered world of Gilded Age Manhattan.

The Age of Innocence tells the story of Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln), whose engagement to an innocent socialite (Winona Ryder, Great Balls of Fire) binds him to the codes and rituals of his upbringing. But when her cousin (Michelle Pfeiffer, Murder on the Orient Express) arrives in town on a wave of scandal after separating from her husband, she ignites passions in Newland he never knew existed.

Swelling with exquisite period detail, this film is an alternately heartbreaking and satirical look at the brutality of old-world America.

Criterion’s director-approved Blu-ray and DVD editions of the movie include the following:

* New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* New interviews with Scorsese, coscreenwriter Jay Cocks, production designer Dante Ferretti, and costume designer Gabriella Pescucci
* Innocence and Experience, a 1993 documentary on the making of the film
* Trailer
* An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

Buy or Rent The Age of Innocence

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.