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SONY PICTURES Home Entertainment will release director James Ivory’s and producer Ismail Merchant’s eight Academy Award-nominated film “The Remains of the Day,” on 4K Ultra HD on February 21.
Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins (1991, Best Actor, “The Silence of the Lambs”) and Emma Thompson (1992, Best Actress, “Howards End”) reunite with the acclaimed Merchant Ivory filmmaking team for this extraordinary and moving story of blind devotion and repressed love.
Hopkins stars as Stevens, the perfect English butler - an ideal carried by him to fanatical lengths - as he serves his master, Lord Darlington, beautifully played by James Fox (The Servant). Darlington, like many other members of the British establishment in the 1930s, is duped by the Nazis into trying to establish a rapport between themselves and the British government. Thompson stars as the estate's housekeeper, a high-spirited, strong-minded young woman who watches the goings-on upstairs with horror. Despite her apprehensions, she and Stevens gradually fall in love, though neither will admit it, and only give vent to their charged feelings via fierce arguments.
Audio Commentary with Director James Ivory, Producer Ismail Merchant, and Actress Emma Thompson
Love and Loyalty: The Making of The Remains of the Day Featurette
The Remains of the Day: The Filmmakers Journey Featurette
Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England's Fatal Flaw Featurette
7 Deleted Scenes with Optional Director's Commentary
Video – 4K mastering from the 35mm camera negative (2.39:1 aspect ratio) and graded with HD10 and Dolby Vision
Audio – Eight-channel Dolby Atmos and 5.1 DTS-HD Master and the original two-channel surround