Husbands and Wives

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Overview

The reception to Husbands and Wives was initially hurt by (or at the very least, confused with) the very ugly breakup between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, and the fact that the entire film was shot with an often shaky handheld camera. Now that the tabloid fever has died down, this Columbia TriStar DVD release of Husbands and Wives shows that it's one of Allen's best movies. It also helps that it's now commonplace for feature films and TV shows to use handheld cameras extensively. Carlo Di Palma's warm, ...
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Overview

The reception to Husbands and Wives was initially hurt by (or at the very least, confused with) the very ugly breakup between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, and the fact that the entire film was shot with an often shaky handheld camera. Now that the tabloid fever has died down, this Columbia TriStar DVD release of Husbands and Wives shows that it's one of Allen's best movies. It also helps that it's now commonplace for feature films and TV shows to use handheld cameras extensively. Carlo Di Palma's warm, naturalistic lighting and camera work is actually one of the joys of the picture and is well represented by the disc's anamorphic widescreen transfer. Allen may have once experimented with the look of his pictures, but never with sound, so this disc simply transfers the mono audio track cleanly and evenly and the DVD also offers closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Like all Woody Allen DVDs released so far, there are no real extras to speak of unless you count two trailers. The silver lining to be found in all of this is that Columbia TriStar has released the DVD at a budget price while not skimping on the disc's technical details.
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Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Remastered in hi-definition; Widescreen and full-screen presentations; Audio: English (mono), French (mono); Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese; Theatrical trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
A docudrama style look at infidelity and marriage amongst a group of fortysomethings, this penetrating film by Woody Allen contains all of his signature one-liners and New York valentines, but with a refreshing sense of irony and brittle humor. Husbands and Wives doesn't stray much from his dissections of romance past, which include the remarkable Annie Hall, but this newer film features a self-reflexive nature absent from many of his previous efforts. The cast is uniformly first-rate, especially Judy Davis as the film's foremost neurotic, and a welcome addition to writer-director Allen's gallery of fine female portrayals. Interestingly, the film opened after a highly publicized real-life scandal involving Allen, Mia Farrow (also featured in the film) and Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-yi Previn. Many critics noted that watching this film was like peering into the private lives of its principal characters, especially in a film whose key theme is remaining faithful in a rocky marriage.
Washington Post - Desson Howe
Judy Davis is the movie's comic sensation. A non-mincing font of cynicism, she owns every scene she's in.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2002
  • UPC: 043396515574
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Mono
  • Sound: monaural
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,846

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Gabe Roth
Judy Davis Sally
Mia Farrow Judy Roth
Sydney Pollack Jack
Juliette Lewis Rain
Liam Neeson Michael
Lysette Anthony Sam
Blythe Danner Rain's Mother
Cristi Conaway Shawn Grainger
Tim Jerome Paul
Ron Rifkin Rain's Analyst
Jerry Zaks Dinner Party Guest
Bruce Jay Friedman Peter Styles
Benno Schmidt Judy's Ex-Husband
Jeffrey Kurland Interviewer, Voice Only
Caroline Aaron Dinner Party Guest
Ron August Rain's Ex-Lover
Irene Blackman Receptionist
Merv Bloch Birthday Party Guest
Galaxy Craze Harriet
John Doumanian Hampton's Party Guest
Kenneth Edelson Gabe's Novel Montage
Nora Ephron Dinner Party Guest
Matthew Flint Rain's Boyfriend
Jessica Frankston Birthday Party Guest
Rebecca Glenn Gail
Lisa Gustin Gabe's Novel Montage
Philip Levy Taxi Dispatcher
Brian McConnachie Rain's Father
Adelaide Mestre Banducci Family Member
Nick Metropolis TV Scientist
Anthony Nocerino Gabe's Novel Montage
Connie Picard Banducci Family Member
Steve Randazzo Banducci Family Member
Jack Richardson Dinner Party Guest
Gordon Rigsby Hampton's Party Guest
Victor Truro Gabe's Novel Montage
Tony Turco Banducci Family Member
Michelle Turley Gabe's Novel Montage
Kenny Vance Gabe's Novel Montage
Ira Wheeler Dinner Party Guest
Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director, Screenwriter
Susan Bode-Tyson Set Decoration/Design
Fern Buchner Makeup
Robert Greenhut Producer
Joseph Hartwick Co-producer
Speed Hopkins Art Director
Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Santo Loquasto Production Designer
Susan E. Morse Editor
Carlo Di Palma Cinematographer
Thomas A. Reilly Associate Producer
Helen Robin Co-producer
Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Juliet Taylor Casting
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [1:56]
2. Jack & Sally's News [9:42]
3. Judy's Concerns [3:19]
4. Dinner Date With Paul [4:43]
5. Sally [1:03]
6. Gabe & Rain [5:57]
7. Sam [4:45]
8. Judy's Ex-Husband [2:04]
9. Criticizing His Novel [1:22]
10. Surprise Announcement [4:41]
11. Michael [:54]
12. Her Second Story [3:10]
13. Sam & Mr. Intellectual [1:38]
14. Love Without Diaphragm [4:29]
15. Seeds Are Planted [4:52]
16. At Rain's Home [1:44]
17. Judy's Poems [3:43]
18. Party Conversation [2:29]
19. Bringing His Baby Home [3:03]
20. Hedgehogs & Foxes [1:41]
21. Jack's Homecoming [3:19]
22. Gabe's Novel [3:58]
23. Rain's Review [2:03]
24. Serious Conversation [9:09]
25. What Judy & Gabe Wanted [4:10]
26. 21st Birthday Party [2:33]
27. Wet NY Night [5:09]
28. 1-1 1/2 Years Later [2:14]
1. Start [1:56]
2. Jack & Sally's News [9:42]
3. Judy's Concerns [3:19]
4. Dinner Date With Paul [4:43]
5. Sally [1:03]
6. Gabe & Rain [5:57]
7. Sam [4:45]
8. Judy's Ex-Husband [2:04]
9. Criticizing His Novel [1:22]
10. Surprise Announcement [4:41]
11. Michael [:54]
12. Her Second Story [3:10]
13. Sam & Mr. Intellectual [1:38]
14. Love Without Diaphragm [4:29]
15. Seeds Are Planted [4:52]
16. At Rain's Home [1:44]
17. Judy's Poems [3:43]
18. Party Conversation [2:29]
19. Bringing His Baby Home [3:03]
20. Hedgehogs & Foxes [1:41]
21. Jack's Homecoming [3:19]
22. Gabe's Novel [3:58]
23. Rain's Review [2:03]
24. Serious Conversation [9:09]
25. What Judy & Gabe Wanted [4:10]
26. 21st Birthday Party [2:33]
27. Wet NY Night [5:09]
28. 1-1 1/2 Years Later [2:14]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Widescreen
      Play Movie
      Audio Set Up
         English
         French/Français
      Subtitles
         English
         French/Français
         Spanish/Español
         Portuguese/Português
         Subtitles Off
      Scene Selections
      Trailers
         Husbands and Wives
         Manhattan Murder Mystery
   Full Screen
      Play Movie
      Audio Set Up
         English
         French/Français
      Subtitles
         English
         French/Français
         Spanish/Español
         Portuguese/Português
         Subtitles Off
      Scene Selections
      Trailers
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous actors in Allen's most mature and inspired movie

    A round story, pieces of interviews, great acting, a beautiful use of the camera, one of the most if not the most accomplished W. Allen movie, where each character is treated with compassion, intelligence and sense of humor.

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