A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray) Blu Ray

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A stunning romantic drama from writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve The Barefoot Contessa) A Letter to Three Wives explores the domestic travails of three couples and the woman that brings them to the brink of crisis. The letter of the title is written with a poisonous pen: the three women (portrayed by Jeanne Crain Linda Darnell and Ann Sothern) receive a note stating that one of their husbands has run off with a woman named Addie Ross – which husband in particular however remains unmentioned though each husband had their own affinity... for Ross. And so amid the women’s mounting anxiety commences a series of flashbacks each telling the story of how the three individual marriages had come in their own way to be so strained at the present... A spectacular success at the time of its release A Letter to Three Wives was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and earned Mankiewicz the Academy Awards for both Best Director and Best Screenplay. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present A Letter to Three Wives in a special Dual Format edition that includes the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. “Despite its emotional intensity the film is comic effervescently so and its magical ending lends wit a metaphysical dimension” – New Yorker Special Duel Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Edition Features: Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Feature-length audio commentary with Mankiewicz biographer Kenneth Geist film historian Cheryl Lower and actor Christopher Mankiewicz the director’s son Fox Movietone newsreel covering the Academy Awards ceremony 36-page booklet containing essays interview material and rare archival imagery • Trailer [show more]

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Released
29 June 2015
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Blu Ray 
Publisher
Eureka Entertainment Ltd 
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103 minutes 
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CD+DVD 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and region B Blu-ray. It will require a region B Blu-ray player to play the Blu-ray and DVD or a Region 2 DVD player for the DVD.   SYNOPSIS: A stunning romantic drama from writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa), A Letter to Three Wives explores the domestic travails of three couples and the woman that brings them to the brink of crisis.   The letter of the title is written with a poisonous pen: the three women (portrayed by Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern) receive a note stating that one of their husbands has run off with a woman named Addie Ross which husband in particular, however, remains unmentioned, though each husband had their own affinity for Ross. And so amid the women s mounting anxiety commences a series of flashbacks, each telling the story of how the three individual marriages had come in their own way to be so strained at the present...   A spectacular success at the time of its release, A Letter to Three Wives was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and earned Mankiewicz the Academy Awards for both Best Director and Best Screenplay. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present A Letter to Three Wives in a special Dual Format edition that includes the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.   SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT (BLU-RAY DVD) EDITION featuring:   New 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD Optional 5.1 surround mix Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Feature-length audio commentary with Mankiewicz biographers Kenneth Geist and Cheryl Lower and the director's son Christopher Mankiewicz Two radio adaptations of the film Movietone newsreel Original theatrical trailer 24-PAGE BOOKLET featuring a new essay about the film by critic David Cairns and rare archival imagery   Review ''Despite it's emotional intensity, the film is comic, effervescently so, and its magical ending lends wit a metaphysical dimension'' --New Yorker

Classic romantic drama directed and co-written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Three best friends Deborah (Jeanne Crain), Rita (Ann Sothern) and Lora Mae (Linda Darnell) are on a boat trip when they each receive a letter from their absent friend Addie Ross, informing them that she has run off with one of their husbands. Forced to wait until they return from the trip that night to find out whose husband has absconded, the three women reminisce about their marriages and the way their lives have turned out compared to their expectations. Kirk Douglas also co-stars in an early role.