Same Time, Next Year

Same Time, Next Year

4.8 15
Director: Robert Mulligan

Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Alan Alda, Ivan Bonar

     
 

Robert Mulligan directs Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn in the big-screen adaptation of the romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year. The film makes its debut on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. While not exactly breathtaking, the image will be a welcome surprise for those who have only experiencesSee more details below

Overview

Robert Mulligan directs Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn in the big-screen adaptation of the romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year. The film makes its debut on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. While not exactly breathtaking, the image will be a welcome surprise for those who have only experiences the film on television. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this is a fine release of an enjoyable film offered at a reasonable price.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda star as a highly devoted adulterous couple in this winning adaptation of the Broadway hit. As witty as it is wise, Same Time, Next Year remains among of the most memorable comedy-dramas of the 1970s.
All Movie Guide
In 1978, such American movies as The Deer Hunter and Coming Home began to address the Vietnam War, and, in its own small way, Same Time, Next Year tries to put its finger on that pulse as well. The movie follows a single adulterous relationship over almost three decades; with each passing year, there is corresponding social commentary. At times, the two lovers (Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn) make hairpin turns in their lives which serve as poignant signposts for America's changing political climate. Bernard Slade adapted his Broadway play for the screen, and the action rarely strays from the same hotel room. Despitte the somewhat overwrought conceit, Alda and Burstyn make the film bittersweet and charming; at its best, Same Time is reminiscent of some of Neil Simon's better work. The movie was nominated for four Oscars, including nods for Burstyn and veteran cinematographer Robert Surtees.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
UPC:
0025192419126
Original Release:
1978
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
16,021

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ellen Burstyn Doris
Alan Alda George
Ivan Bonar Chalmers
William Cantrell Pilot #2
Bernie Kuby Waiter
David Northcutt Pilot #1
Cosmo Sardo Second Waiter

Technical Credits
Robert Mulligan Director,Producer
Alan Bergman Songwriter
Marilyn Bergman Songwriter
Henry Bumstead Production Designer
Gene S. Cantamessa Sound/Sound Designer
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Morton Gottlieb Producer
Marvin Hamlisch Score Composer,Songwriter
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Dan Kolsrud Asst. Director
Walter Mirisch Producer
Tim Moran Special Effects
Donald Roberts Asst. Director
Bernard Slade Screenwriter
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Hello (Main Titles) [4:26]
2. 1951, Feeling Guilty [6:58]
3. I Think I'm in Love [5:14]
4. Totally Honest [9:35]
5. I'll Show You Mine [4:18]
6. 1956, Still in Love [10:44]
7. Willing to Pay the Price [3:52]
8. 1961, Pregnant [5:39]
9. Not Dead, Just Resting [7:43]
10. Premature Labor [8:20]
11. 1966, Sex & Politics [4:25]
12. Uptight [6:59]
13. I Don't Know You [6:42]
14. 1972, Negative Vibes [6:24]
15. Drifting Apart [11:11]
16. 1977, Nothing Changes [5:33]
17. Will You Marry Me? [8:29]
18. End Titles [1:51]

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