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The ice storm
Lee, Ang, 1954-
Director-approved blu-ray special ed.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Thanksgiving 1973. The climate is changing, both politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of a small Connecticut town begin to slip into an existentialist void. Social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focuses on the Hood and Carver families. Chronicles a brief period of rapid moral deterioration. Their actions - including adultery, sexual experimentation, drug use and petty crimes - become increasingly unpredictable and impulsive. Once the 'ice storm' hits, though, reality sinks in, and the severity of their situation becomes all too apparent.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.

Based on the novel by Rick Moody.

Blu-ray release date: Jul. 23, 2013.

Special features: New, restored transfer, supervised and approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes; audio commentary featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus; theatrical trailer; new documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver and Elijah Wood; new video interview with novelist Rick Moody; deleted scenes; footage from an event honoring Lee and Schamus at New York's Museum of the Moving Image; visual essays on the look of the film, featuring interviews with the cinematographer, production designer, and costume designer.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for sexuality and drug use, including scenes involving children, and for language.
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