Love Story

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Overview

Arthur Hiller's classic tearjerker Love Story comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary recorded by the director, a new documentary on the film, and a theatrical trailer. This is a strong release of a classic from Paramount.
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Overview

Arthur Hiller's classic tearjerker Love Story comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary recorded by the director, a new documentary on the film, and a theatrical trailer. This is a strong release of a classic from Paramount.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; "A Classic Remembered" new documentary; Commentary by director Arthur Hiller
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Upon being released theatrically in 1970, Love Story struck many as being anachronistic: a schmaltzy tearjerker that ignored Vietnam-era realities and recalled simplistic dramas produced by a less socially conscious Hollywood during the "good old days." Perhaps that's what appealed to moviegoers, who flocked in droves to this unabashed weepie. Three decades later, it's still one of the screen's best-remembered romances. Ryan O'Neal stars as the athletically inclined scion of a wealthy family, attending the college from which his father graduated. He's handsome, popular, and a bit arrogant -- but that changes when he falls for Ali MacGraw, a serious-minded scholarship student from a working-class background. The relationship blossoms into profound love, a love that's tested when she's diagnosed with a terminal illness. Director Arthur Hiller The Hospital adapts Erich Segal's bestselling book which evolved from his screenplay in a straightforward fashion, allowing this modern-day fairy tale to run its course without directorial embellishment. As basic and unpretentious as its title suggests, Love Story is what the old movie moguls used to call "a three-hankie job" -- but it still rates among the very best of that type. Hiller revisits the film's production in his detailed audio commentary for the DVD, which also includes a retrospective featurette, "Love Story: A Classic Remembered."
All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Some viewers dismiss Love Story as a cynical, manipulative tearjerker, mentioning "MacGraw's Disease," an incurable ailment which leaves its victims brave, sunny, and radiant. But these easy criticisms ignore why the film works so beautifully in the first place: it presents a pair of interesting, fully realized characters and makes us fall in love along with them. Ali MacGraw's portrayal of Jenny Cavilleri is so exuberant yet believable (she talks like a sailor) that she is immensely appealing, and Ryan O'Neal's Oliver is both sympathetic and admirable. These are good people, and when Jenny gets sick and Oliver grieves, we suffer along with them. Unlike with most tearjerkers and disease-of-the-week movies, we cry not because someone died, but because Jenny died. For proof of how much she's missed, see the dreadful sequel, Oliver's Story.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2001
  • UPC: 097360800647
  • Original Release: 1970
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,186

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ali MacGraw Jenny
Ryan O'Neal Oliver Barrett IV
John Marley Phil
Ray Milland Oliver Barrett III
Russell Nype Dean
Katherine Balfour Mrs. Oliver Barrett Ill
Robert Modica Dr. Addison
Syd Walker Dr. Shapely
Walker Daniels Ray
Tommy Lee Jones Hank
John Merensky Steve
Andrew Duncan Rev. Blauvelt
Sudie Bond
Milo Boulton
Julie Garfield
Bob O'Connell Tommy the Doorman
Technical Credits
Arthur Hiller Director
Martin Bell Makeup
David Golden Executive Producer, Producer
Robert Gundlach Art Director
Jack C. Jacobsen Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Jones Editor
Richard C. Kratina Cinematographer
Francis Lai Score Composer
Howard Minsky Producer
Peter R. Scoppa Asst. Director
Erich Segal Screenwriter
Phil Smith Set Decoration/Design
Pearl Somner Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Love Story
0. Scene Selections
1. Preppy [3:48]
2. Penalty Box [5:09]
3. Fathers [5:08]
4. Falling in Love [2:27]
5. A Marriage Proposal [6:32]
6. Meeting The Parents [6:11]
7. Asking For A Scholarship [5:10]
8. A New World [4:25]
9. Husband And Wife [4:09]
10. An Invitation [2:04]
11. Looking For Jenny [3:59]
12. Law School Graduation [6:08]
13. Doctor's Advice [3:57]
14. Acting Normal [5:34]
15. Ice Skating [3:41]
16. A Personal Matter [4:57]
17. Holding Jenny [1:05]
18. "Love Means..." [5:19]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Love Story
   Play
   Set-up
      English
      French
      Subtitle Options English For The Deaf And Hearing Impaired
      Subtitle Options None
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      LOVE STORY A Classic Remembered
      COMMENTARY By Director Arthur Hiller
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow, is this bad!

    I purchased this for my teenager because I remembered it as "THE" teen movie of it's day. Well, it was almost unwatchable. The plot was lazy and the acting was atrocious! No wonder Ali McGraw faded away. Don't let your memories fool you, this one should stay in the vault!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love Is Never Having To Say You're Sorry!

    This movie will always be my favorite movie. There is nothing like it! It truely captures the idea of unconditional & true love!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not too young to enjoy a classic

    i loved this movie true it was made before my time but i just loved how the two people from two different back grounds find love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you haven't Loved yet.........

    If you haven't ever been in love yet, this movie will certainly cause you to at least fall in love with Love!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great classic indeed

    It's a beautifully simple film, and its simplicity is what makes it so powerful. It's purely about love, and love overcoming everything - even snobbish parents and death. Today, more than 30 years later, its premise has become so cliche, but Love Story was one of the first of its kind, and easily the best. O'Neal and MacGraw are incredibly attractive and have great chemistry, and their devastation becomes yours as well. The film really packs an emotional punch. I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MOVING

    I have fallen in love with love story!This movie changes your perspective on what love is,what its all about,and the sacrifcies people make for one another.It will make you laugh,cry,and dream.Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal have an excellent chemistry and portray two lovers very well in this all time classic.My all time favorite movie ever,even though it was made before i was born.I give it 5 stars,a MUST see!

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