Same Time, Next Year

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • UPC: 025192419126
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,093

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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Trailer
   Languages
      Captions & Subtitles: Captioned for the Hearing Impaired - English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Love Story You Will Never Forget

    I saw this movie over 20 years ago and it is still my favorite. Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn play Georsge and Doris so well that every time I see them in a different role I still think of them as George and Doris. I can't imagine that there could be anyone who would not enjoy and feel touched by this movie. I have seen it about 20 times (about once a year since I first watched it) and I always enjoy it like I did the first time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great movie based on a great play

    As a theater lover, I frequently read plays that our small troupe could possible perform. Reading the play this movie is based on, I openly laughed and cried. The movie is great version of that play. I actually played George on stage and had no trouble crying for my lost son. The play was a bit racy for my small town, but they quickly saw the play for it is, a romance. The movie did a great job bringing that out, and shame on you if the "affair" got in the way of such a great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ability To Love Without Guilt

    After viewing this movie just once I find this to be one of the most romantic comical sentimental stories I have even seen. We all make choices in our lives and even though committed in a relationship permanently we also find that we can love another and actually enjoy that person's company if only once in awhile - this doesn't make us terrible people only people with feelings and needs. It's sad that people who do not understand this are ready to judge and condemn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2003

    an apology

    the work is not an analysis of affairs or infidelity. significant changes which all experience are elucidated gradually, with non judgmental tenderness. one message is clear. that we all experience major events and needs over which, however clever and virtuous we believe we are, we in fact have no control: love, affection, pregnancy, and the death of a child. to love is not a sin, and in this play, the love formed a greater commitment than is found in most artificially induced marriages. judge not lest ye be judged, and he who is without sin, cast the first stone. surviving on this lost stone we call earth is difficult enough, and most are arrogant enough to believe that we are important and our essentially ignorant views have any weight. the message here is that love, friendship, affection, can be difficult, but never wrong. how many among us can say with any certainty that they will be with their loved ones 25 years hence. love has launched armadas and brought great nations to their knees. this story is both tender and mild.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2003

    Repeat as Necessary

    With it's view of change and range of emotions displayed, this is one movie that I'd select if I could only see one movie for the rest of my life. I watch it every time it comes on the air, and have the tape. I wish they would put it out in DVD. A True Classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2003

    The setting was just icing on the cake

    Alan LeBlanc - it's a MOVIE. Did you watch Psycho and say that it was no good because people shouldn't leave their dead mother in an upstairs bedroom for years? Besides, in those two days a year those two people knew each other like married couples often do not. He delivered her baby and it was with her that he cried over Michael's death for the first time. The poignancy of the film was watching two people grow and change as the country did. Also, one of the best theme songs ever written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2003

    Horrific Emotions Erupt

    What a rollercoaster of emotions! Do we applaud the long-lasting love that exists once a year or reel in disgust regarding the infidelity? Sadness and nausea was the strongest feeling that existed for me after seeing this film. The thought of that much dedication going into infidelity is so sad. How easy it must be to stay in love with someone you only see once a year in a vacation environment, rather than deal with them 363 days a year (two days are with the ''other'' person) and all of life's struggles and problems. This movie would seem to lessen the betrayal. Of course we want everyone to find their true love, but we make our choices and if we are wrong, we should fix it or live with it. I could not enjoy this movie due to my fixation on the betrayal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2003

    An Awesome Love Affair

    I've seen this movie soooo many times. It is one of the greats in my book. Kinda makes ya want to have an affair once a year. My husband loves it to. I've purchased the movie. I never get bored with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2002

    ''to Wonderful''

    ''Same Time, Next Year'' was filmed at Heritage House in Little River, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2002

    The BEST for all you romantics...

    I first saw this film in the theater..and now watch everytime it comes on TV. I finally purchased it for my film library. I laugh & cry with Doris and George each time I see it. The music and views of the coast are wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2002

    Excellant Love Story

    In the past years I have seen this movie dozens of time. I've never been able to turn on the TV and continue changing channels if this movie is on. I've always been a romantic and I love a good love story. This is a great love story. Watching their lives change was great, but watching their love grow was heart warming. The theme song, ''The Last Time I Felt Like This'' is one of my favorite songs. It always makes me cry. This movie shows life and love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2002

    Wonderful

    My wife and I have watch this movie over and over for many years and still love it. The location was one of the best parts of the movie. Can someone tell me the name of the town in Calif, the movie was suppose to be shot in.We love the ocean view and would like to visit there sometime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2002

    a favorite

    this film is one of my all-time favorites. It's not so much about their affair, or world events, necessarily, but more about how SHE changed and grew as a woman. The first time I saw it, I openly wept!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2002

    A Must-watch movie

    One of my favorite movies ever, this glimpse of two people who have little in common but love is delightfully funny and simultaneously tragic. Alda and Burstyn are superb as they play two people who's lives seem to always been 180 degrees out of sync with each other through every vignette. And although their relationship is a part-time one, they remain steadfastly in love and share all the ups and downs of each other's lives. Blissfully entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2001

    Funny and Sad

    Robert Mulligan's adaption of Berhard Slade's broadway play not only shows 25 years of American history but also the personal histories of the two main characters. The stories of their lives - togheter and apart- is preseted within a kaleidoscope of feelings; everything from funny to sad and - above all - touching. Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn brilliantly portray George and Doris and their personal crisis. Watch this and weep!

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