Howards End - The Merchant Ivory Collection
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(Feb 15, 2005)
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- Building Howards End, a new documentary featurette
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- The Wandering Company, a 1984 documentary about the history of Merchant Ivory Productions
- Original 1992 behind-the-scenes featurette
Top Customer Reviews
The story reminds me of an Asian belief that if something is meant to be yours (eg. Howard's End rightfully belongs to Margaret as it was actually "willed" to her by the first Mrs Wilcox before she died), then you will get it in the end, no matter what. Everything comes a full circle in the end, that's what it means.
This is one of the best period dramas I've ever watched - it's definitely worth your 2-1/2 hours.
His best line is, "The poor are poor because they are and there you have it." This is said in dismissing the plight of a young man to whom he gave the wrong advice. The opening scenes with Vanessa Redgrave and Emma Thompson showcase two different generations of English acting powerhouses on stage and screen. They are a delight to watch together. The costumes are out of this world and were obviously well researched and made to conform to every detail of the period. The same is done with the settings both in London and the country so that you feel as if you are back in that era yourself.
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Unfortunately, it appears that there is a major issue with either the way this disc is being pressed over at Criterion or the way the HD master is being transferred onto the Blu-ray. The picture on my copy is FILLED with digital noise and snow. It's not just a mild amount that might have proved mildly distracting, but a thick layer of white grain that looks as if I'm peering through a blizzard.
I logged on to amazon earlier today to see if anyone else was having this same issue and sure enough, others are reporting the same problem on varying levels. The issue is definitely not with my player. I have a magnificent Oppo BDP-83 which always delivers the finest High Definition picture possible on my new Samsung LCD. Should I return my defective disc in hopes of receiving a corrected copy or just inquire about receiving a full refund? I'm really not sure, but I am certainly sad that I am being deprived of enjoying one of my favorite films due to a production error from the otherwise phenomenal Criterion collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my favorite Merchant Ivory film, surpassing Remains of the Day and even A Room With A View, which I adore. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rapunzel Smith
A True Classic film. 1 of 3 of Merchant Ivory's English classics. Fine performances by Emma Thompson, Helen Bonham Carter, Vennessa Redgrave, & Anthony Hopkins in E.M. Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. Alvira
Amazing picture and sound quality of one of my favourite motion pictures! A huge improvement from the DVD!Published 9 months ago by Carlos Tseng
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