Blu-ray Release: Chilly Scenes of Winter

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 14, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

In writer-director Joan Micklin Silver’s (Hester Street) endearing 1979 adaptation of Ann Beattie’s celebrated 1976 novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter, Charles (John Heard, Cutter’s Way), a bored office worker, falls in love with Laura (Mary Beth Hurt, Lebanon, PA.) when she is separated from her husband, Ox (Mark Metcalf, Animal House).

John Heard and Mary Beth Hurt in Chilly Scenes of Winter

When she later returns to the appropriately named fellow, Charles makes it his life’s work to get her back, aided, abetted, and occasionally hindered by a sensational cast of eccentric friends and relatives, played by the likes of Peter Riegert (Animal House), Kenneth McMillan (Dune), and the great Gloria Grahame (In a Lonely Place).

Special features on this Twilight Time edition of this comedy-drama (alright, we’ll call it a romantic comedy!) include the following:
-Isolated music track
-Audio commentary with writer/director Joan Micklin Silver and producer Amy Robinson
-Original theatrical trailer

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.