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The ice storm


Summary: Thanksgiving 1973. The climate is changing, both politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of a small Conneticut town begin to slip into an existentialist void. Social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focuses on the Hood and Carver families. Chronicles a brief period of rapid moral deterioration. Their actions - including adultery, sexual experimentation, drug use and petty crimes - become increasingly unpredictable and impulsive. Once the 'ice storm' hits, though, reality sinks in, and the severity of their situation becomes all to apparent.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781604650235
  • ISBN: 1604650230
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    2 videodiscs (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Director-approved special ed. double-disc set.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Title from container.
Based on the novel by Rick Moody.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Special features: Disc one: New, restored transfer, supervised and approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes; audio commentary featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus; theatrical trailer ; Disc two: New documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver and Elijah Wood; new video interview with novelist Rick Moody; deleted scenes; footage from an event honoring Lee and Schamus at new York's Museum of the Moving Image; visual essays on the look of the film, featureing interviews with the cinematographer, production designer, and costume designer; a new essay by film critic Bill Krohn.
This disc is copy protected.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Tim Squyres ; composer, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Carol Oditz ; production designer, Mark Friedberg.
Participant or Performer Note: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Henry Czerny, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Jamey Sheridan, Elijah Wood, Sigourney Weaver, Katie Holmes, David Krumholtz, Michael Cumpsty, Allison Janney, Glenn Fitzgerald.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for sexuality and drug use, including scenes involving children, and for language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., restored High Definition transfer, NTSC.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
This disc is copy protected.
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Moody, Rick Television adaptations
Moody, Rick Film adaptations
Families Connecticut Drama
Taboo Connecticut Drama
Man-woman relationships Connecticut Drama
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Connecticut Drama
Larceny Connecticut Drama
Family Connecticut Drama
Taboo Connecticut Drama
Man-woman relationship Connecticut Drama
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Connecticut Drama
Theft Connecticut Drama
Connecticut Drama
Connecticut Drama
Genre: Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Melodrama -- Feature.
Adaptation -- Feature.
Family -- Feature.
Feature films.

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