Woody Allen: Seven Films – 1986-1991


Release Date: 20th February 2017
Format: Blu-ray
StarringWoody Allen, Mia Farrow
Directed by: Woody Allen

 

 

Synopsis:

Arrow Academy’s third Woody Allen collection spans 1986-91 and the bulk of his work with Mia Farrow, who is featured in all seven of these films.  They start with the much-loved family saga Hannah and Her Sisters, a warm and witty return to Allen’s beloved Manhattan, and the nostalgic Radio Days, a collection of stories from the time of Allen’s own 1930s/40s childhood.

More sombre fare comes with the Chekhov-influenced ensemble piece September and Another Woman, with a tour de force role for Gena Rowlands as a middle-aged philosophy professor whose accidental eavesdropping makes her reassess her life.  And with Crimes and Misdemeanors, Allen made one of his greatest films, a multi-layered and almost Dostoyevskian reflection on guilt that also finds room for some of his funniest one-liners.

The box concludes with two of his more fantastical films, the romantic comedy Alice, in which relationships are guided with the aid of mysterious ‘invisibility herbs’, and the black-and-white, star-studded Shadows and Fog, an homage to Kafka and German Expressionism that was based on Allen’s own one-act play Death.

 

Collection includes:

  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
  • Radio Days (1987)
  • September (1987)
  • Another Woman (1988)
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  • Alice (1990)
  • Shadows and Fog (1991)

 

  • Exclusive to this collection: a hardback book featuring new and archive writing on all the films by Woody Allen, Richard Ayoade, Frank Collins, Glenn Kenny, Guy Lodge, Sheila O’Malley, Leanne Weston and Craig Williams

 

 

DETAILS:

RRP: £69.99

Region: B

Rating: 15

Cat No: FCD1280

Duration: 656 mins

Language: English

Subtitles: English SDH/English

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: Mono PCM

Discs: 7

Colour/Black and White

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