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Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures, c2002.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, 5.1 surround.
Includes English and French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in Spanish.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle, Lena Headey, Toby Stephens, Tom Hollander.
Director of photography, Jean-Yves Escoffier ; editor, Claire Simpson ; producers, Paul Weinstein, Barry Levinson ; screenplay writers, David Henry Hwang, Laura Jones, Neil LaBute ; director, Neil LaBute.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the novel by A.S. Byatt.
MPAA rating: PG-13.
Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her skepticism, the two begin to investigate, and uncover a wealth of information about the affair between the two poets.
Special features: commentary with director Neil LaBute.
MW, 2-03; 4-04(add); 1-12(add)
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