Woody Allen: Seven Films – 1986-1991
Release Date: 20th February 2017
Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow
Directed by: Woody Allen
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.
- 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
Cat No: FCD1280
Duration: 656 mins
Subtitles: English SDH/English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Mono PCM
Colour/Black and White