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Released by Columbia on DVD, Kramer vs. Kramer features a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer that is solid and very well done. There is only a slight amount of dirt and edge enhancement present in the picture. Overall, colors are very bright, with black levels equally dark and solid. For a film over 20 years old, Columbia has done a very nice job on the video presentation of this disc. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono and, while only adequate, certainly gets the job done. Since Kramer vs. Kramer is...
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Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, JoBeth Williams August 28, 2001 DVD New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 105 mins. ... Aspect ratio: 1.85: 1. Originally released: 1979. factory sealed brand new DVD Read more Show Less

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Sealed in manufacturer's shrink wrap~Fast shipping. Robert Benton's Oscar-winning adaptation of Avery Corman's bestseller takes on contemporary problems of divorce and shifting ... gender roles, as a jilted husband learns how to be a nurturing father. Manhattan housewife Joanna Kramer (Meryl Streep) walks out on her workaholic ad man husband Ted (Dustin Hoffman), leaving their young son Billy (Justin Henry) in Ted's less than capable hands. Through trial and error, Ted learns how to take care of Billy, devoting more energy to his family than to his work, and finally losing his high-powered job because of his new priorities. When Joanna returns with her own lucrative job and the intent to take custody of Billy, Ted finds employment that won't interfere with his paternal duties. Even though he proves that he can do it all, Joanna still wins in court. Joanna, however, rethinks her desires when she finally grasps how close father and son have become. Addressing the male side of the self-actualization question. Critics praised the film's realistic depiction of Ted's travails, as well as the three lead actors' work; and audiences, perhaps facing the same questions of divorce and self-realization, turned it into a box-office smash. It went on to win five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. Thank you for your consideration. Read more Show Less

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Released by Columbia on DVD, Kramer vs. Kramer features a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer that is solid and very well done. There is only a slight amount of dirt and edge enhancement present in the picture. Overall, colors are very bright, with black levels equally dark and solid. For a film over 20 years old, Columbia has done a very nice job on the video presentation of this disc. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono and, while only adequate, certainly gets the job done. Since Kramer vs. Kramer is a dialogue-driven film, a Dolby Digital 5.1 remix was not really warranted. Dialogue, effects, and music are all evenly mixed without any distortion present. Also included on this disc are English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese subtitles. Kramer vs. Kramer is not packed to the brim with extra features, but it does include a very long 50-minute documentary that is a reflection on the making and impact of the film. Featuring interviews with such actors as Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, and director Robert Benton, this documentary is a very thorough and in-depth look at all aspects of the film and its production. For fans, this will be an absolute must to view alongside the feature. Also included on this disc are filmographies for principal cast members, as well as theatrical trailers for Kramer vs. Kramer plus the Dustin Hoffman vehicles Hook and Hero. Although not an official "special edition," Kramer vs. Kramer includes sufficient extra material to be a must-have for drama fans.
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Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Widescreen presentaion; Audio: English [mono] and French; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Exclusive documentary: "Finding the Truth: The Making of Kramer vs. Kramer"; Theatrical trailers; Filmographies; Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene selections
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Quite a portrait of modern family dysfunction, Robert Benton's adaptation of the Avery Corman novel hit a nerve with audiences for its frank take on a condition affecting them in increasing numbers: divorce. Nonetheless, it's an uneven film, not in terms of quality, but balance; the film truly belongs to Dustin Hoffman's Ted Kramer, whose travails take center stage as Meryl Streep's Joanna Kramer disappears for large portions of the film. Only a few instances of Ted's short temper fuel any sort of backlash against an otherwise endearing paternal figure, while the audience is given far less cause to sympathize with Joanna, whose reasons for leaving Ted (and more importantly, son Billy) are never explored. It's the strange transfigurations of Ted's life that make Kramer vs. Kramer such an interesting study, such as when a court-ordered deadline forces him into the office of an executive, in the waning hours before the Christmas holiday, to practically beg for a job for which he is overqualified. While there's no reason Ted's story alone should not be the focus, the film's title suggests a war waged with equal ammunition by two wronged parties, and Kramer vs. Kramer is not such a film. The dismissal of Streep's character makes the overly pat ending less forgivable as well. But the actors' note-perfect performances -- and the way the script lays bare the desperate machinations of an increasingly common and normalized legal process -- make this an enduring work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2001
  • UPC: 043396048584
  • Original Release: 1979
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman Ted Kramer
Meryl Streep Joanna Kramer
Justin Henry Billy Kramer
Jane Alexander Margaret Phelps
Howard Duff John Shaunessy
JoBeth Williams Phyllis Bernard
George Coe Jim O'Connor
Bill Moor Gressen
Howland Chamberlain Judge Atkins
Jack Ramage Spencer
Jess Osuna Ackerman
Nicholas Hormann Interviewer
Ellen Parker Teacher
Shelby Brammer Ted's Secretary
Joe Seneca Partygoer
David Golden Grocer
David Gilbert Voice Only
Technical Credits
Robert Benton Director, Screenwriter
Nestor Almendros Cinematographer
David Golden Production Manager
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Alan Hicks Set Decoration/Design
Stanley Jaffe Producer
John Kander Score Composer
Ruth Morley Costumes/Costume Designer
Shirley Rich Casting
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Allen Weisinger Makeup
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [4:48]
2. "Ted, I'm Leaving You." [6:25]
3. "Where's Mommy?" [5:44]
4. Jim [3:16]
5. Spilt juice [1:59]
6. Letter from Mommy [2:48]
7. Only 20 minutes late [1:43]
8. Dinner conversation [9:07]
9. Steak & ice cream [3:10]
10. Why Mommy left [3:53]
11. Phyllis [3:44]
12. Playground accident [3:35]
13. Asking a big favor [1:59]
14. "I want my son." [3:27]
15. Mr. Shaunessy [2:06]
16. Fired [5:47]
17. One-day-only offer [3:39]
18. His new office [4:10]
19. Mother & child reunion [:43]
20. Joanna testifies [7:00]
21. Cross-examination [5:25]
22. Margaret's testimony [2:15]
23. Ted takes the stand [5:23]
24. Joanna's apology [1:52]
25. Judge Atkins' decision [2:06]
26. Explaining to Billy [1:56]
27. Show on the road [2:20]
28. In the lobby [4:08]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Set Up
      English
      French/Français
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      Subtitles Off
   Special Features
      Exclusive Documentary
      Filmographies
         Robert Benton (Director/Writer)
         Dustin Hoffman
         Meryl Streep
         Jane Alexander
         Justin Henry
      Theatrical Trailers
         Kramer vs. Kramer
         Hero
         Hook
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    It just goes to show you, a good story, good acting, good directing you don't need CGI, car chases, explosions or profanity to make a great movie.

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