Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Aspern Papers

Digital Release Date: April 9, 2019, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 9, 2019
Price: DVD $25.99, Blu-ray $24.29
Studio: Cohen Media

Set in Venice in the late 19th century and based on Henry James’ classic novella, The Aspern Papers a story of obsession, grandeur lost and dreams of Byronic adventures, stars Vanessa Redgrave (Howards End), her real-life daughter Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow)and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Velvet Goldmine).

Vanessa Redgrave stars in The Aspern Papers.

In the period drama, ambitious editor Morton Vint (Meyers) is fascinated by the long-dead poet Jeffrey Aspern and by his idol’s short and wildly romantic life. He travels from America to Venice and rents rooms in the palazzo home of Juliana Bordereau (Redgrave), the woman who a lifetime ago was Aspern‘s lover and muse. Presents himself to the elderly recluse as merely a traveler looking to spend time in the magical city, Vint gets close to Juliana’s niece and caretaker Miss Tina (Richardson) in an end-around attemtp to get his hands on love letters that Aspern wrote to Juliana many decades in the past.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD include the featurette “Making Of: The Aspern Papers,” featuring a discussion with executive producer James Ivory, producer Gabriela Bacher and writer-director Julien Landais.
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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.