Directed by James Ivory
Newly Restored! Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding. Maurice Hall (James Wilby) and Clive Durham (Hugh Grant) find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret. After a friend is arrested and disgraced for "the unspeakable vice of the Greeks," Clive abandons his forbidden love and marries a young woman. Maurice, however, struggles with his identity and self-confidence, seeking the help of a hypnotist to rid himself of his undeniable urges. But while staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice is seduced by the affectionate and yearning servant Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves), an event that brings about profound changes in Maurice's life and outlook.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
New 4K Restoration | James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme on the Making of Maurice (1080p; 15:44) | On Stage Q&A with James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme Moderated by Nicholas Elliott, US Correspondent for Cahiers du Cinema (1080p; 22:59) | The Story of Maurice (480i; 30:29) | Conversation with the Filmmakers (480i; 12:51) | A Director's Perspective (1080p; 40:08) | Deleted Scenes and Alternate Takes (480i; 39:03) | Trailers
"Superb. A Sensual and intoxicating romance." - The Washington Post
Silver Lion Best Director- Venice Film Festival
Best Actor- Venice Film Festival
Golden Osella- Venice Film Festival
Academy Award Nominated- Best Costume Design
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