4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Release: The Lover (1992)

4K UHD/Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 25, 2022
Price: 4K UHD/Blu-ray $27.99
Studio: Capelight Pictures/MPI

The sensual film adaptation of the bestselling autobiographical by Marguerite Duras, a collector’s edition of the 1992 drama-romance The Lover from French master director Jean-Jacques Annaud is coming this week!

Based on the Colonial French Indochina, late 1920s: a fifteen-year-old French girl (Jane March) returns to Saigon, where she attends a girls’ boarding school. On her way there, she meets a handsome, wealthy and much older Chinese man (Tony Leung Ka Fai) from a respectable family. Going against the conventions of their respective societies, the lustful pair begin a passionate affair. Their strong attraction toward one another is only intensified by the illicit nature of their rendezvous.

Dig this:

  • Released as a remastered 2-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Mediabook in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and HDR+, on Blu-ray and with extensive extras and a 24-page booklet.
  • Subtitles in Spanish, French, German and English.
  • Special Features (subtitled in English for the first time): Making-of; Interview with novelist Marguerite Duras and Jean-Jacques Annaud; Unreleased scenes; Picture galleries: “Set shots”, “The locations”, “Marguerite Duras and Jane March”; Original theatrical trailer; Instrumental trailer

Buy or Rent The Lover (1992)

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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.