Director: Michael Hoffman Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Michael Hoffman's period film Restoration comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette, and the theatrical trailer. This is a fine release from Disney/Buena Vista.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/1999
UPC: 0717951002808
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:58:00

Special Features

Widescreen; Dolby Surround; Production featurette; Theatrical trailer; Chapter search

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Downey Robert Merivel
Sam Neill Charles II
David Thewlis John Pearce
Polly Walker Celia Clemence
Meg Ryan Katherine
Ian McKellen Will Gates
Hugh Grant Elias Finn
Mary McLeod Midwife

Technical Credits
Michael Hoffman Director
James Acheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Sarah Ryan Black Producer
Cary Brokaw Producer
Garth Craven Editor
Donna Gigliotti Co-producer
Kip Hagopian Executive Producer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Simon Kaye Sound/Sound Designer
Andy Paterson Producer
Oliver Stapleton Cinematographer
Rupert Walters Screenwriter
Bob Weinstein Co-producer
Harvey Weinstein Co-producer
Eugenio Zanetti Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:15]
2. Opening Credits [6:08]
3. Heartfelt Awe [3:56]
4. The King's Summons [6:45]
5. Merivel's Merriment [10:27]
6. Bidnold Manor [9:13]
7. Provoking The Painter [7:01]
8. Twisted Message [5:43]
9. Expression Of Love [2:33]
10. New Plans [7:54]
11. Madness In The Barn [3:09]
12. Katharine Sleeps [2:35]
13. Revelation [6:57]
14. Crossing The Line [6:13]
15. Leaving For London [5:42]
16. Frightening Times [5:09]
17. Birth And Death [7:39]
18. "Dr. Pearce" Is Called [4:33]
19. The Great Fire [3:39]
20. Back To Bidnold [6:04]
21. End Credits [5:47]

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This film is brilliant--pure & simple. Robert Downey Jr's performance is nothing short of remarkable. I can only imagine he drew on hs own wild lifestyle to capture Merival's so well. A touching & shocking tour de force that will make you laugh & cry--& think.