Blu-ray, DVD Release: An Unmarried Woman

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 9, 2020
Price: DVD $22.99, Blu-ray $27.99
Studio: Criterion

One woman’s journey of self-discovery brings about a warmly human cultural conversation about female liberation in 1978’s An Unmarried Woman, Paul Mazursky’s frank, funny chronicle of changing 1970s sexual politics.

When her husband of sixteen years abruptly leaves her for a younger woman, Manhattan gallery worker Erica (an Oscar-nominated Jill Clayburgh in her defining role) finds herself alone and adrift-but also newly empowered to explore her needs and desires as she tests the waters of a new relationship with a charismatic artist (Alan Bates, Women in Love).

Candidly addressing issues of sex, intimacy, loneliness, and divorce from an unabashedly feminist perspective, An Unmarried Woman makes the simple but radical assertion that a woman’s most important relationship is the one she has with herself.

What on the discs for this drama-comedy? Here:

* New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Paul Mazursky and actor Jill Clayburgh
* New interviews with actors Michael Murphy and Lisa Lucas
* New interview with author Sam Wasson on Mazursky’s work
* Audio recording of Mazursky speaking at the American Film Institute in 1980
* Trailer
* An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

Buy or Rent An Unmarried Woman

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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.