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Two for the Road

Two for the Road

Stanley Donan ,

Film Summary

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Runtime:

111

Aspect Ratio:

2.35:1

Colour:

Colour

Certificate:

PG

Subtitles:

English SDH

Genre:

Comedy

One of the great fims by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain, Charade) after the studio era had come to a close, Two for the Road was a break-off with the old system, one which allowed Donen to further stretch his art, aided by screenwriter Frederic Raphael (Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut), in this tale of a couple voluntarily stretching themselves through the long period of their relationship.

Portrayed in fragments that span the couple's time together in marriage, Two for the Road runs the course of a relationship (between Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) that finds a circumstantial come-together escalate into newlywed-status and, through a series of travails, into the serious situation of bearing a daughter. The disturbance of marriage, and/or life, is chronicled from here on.

 

After so many studio-system smash-hits, Two for the Road marked a reckoning for director Donen — which went on to influence directors like Jacques Rivette for its portrayal of a couple in interaction and its keen sense of duration across the length of their time together. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Stanley Donen's Two for the Road for the first time on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition.

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SKU:
EKA70161
2 Discs
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  • New 1080p presentation of the film (on Blu-ray) in its original aspect ratio with a progressive encode on the DVD
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Feature-length commentary with director Stanley Donen
  • Interview with critic Frederic Raphael
  • 32-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing on the film by critic Jessica Felrice, and rare archival imagery

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