Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment, .
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Includes English and French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in Spanish.
Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Simon Callow, Thandie Newton, Jean-Pierre Aumont, James Earl Jones, Beatrice Winde, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet, Seth Gilliam, Michael Lonsdale, Charlotte de Turckheim, Todd Boyce, Tim Choate, Ismail Merchant, Daniel Mesguich.
Producer, Ismail Merchant ; director, James Ivory ; writer, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; photography, Pierre L'Homme ; editor, Andrew Marcus, Isabel Lorente ; music, Richard Robbins.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
MPAA rating: PG-13, for mature theme, some images of violence, and a bawdy puppet show.
In the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible.
MW, 7-05; 3-12(rpl)
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