The Homecoming (Blu-ray)
Directed by Peter Hall
Produced by Ely Landau
Directed by Peter Hall
In North London, an all-male beehive of inactivity is ruled with a foul mouth and an iron hand by the abusive Max (Paul Rogers) and his brother, the priggish palace eunuch Sam (Cyril Cusack). Rounding out the precision vulgarity of The Homecoming's "situation tragedy" are the sons, punch-drunk demolition man Joey (Terence Rigby) and the magnificient Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, The Sweet Hereafter) as pimp-smart Lenny. When, under cover of darkness, the prodigal son Teddy (Michael Jayston) brings his wife Ruth (Vivien Merchant) home to meet his family for the first time, he gets far more and less than he bargained for. To Teddy's rueful discomfort, Ruth's Mona Lisa smile forms the gateway to a labyrinth of Freudian dread, venal family values, and naked neediness that could only come from the mind of Harold Pinter.
Director Sir Peter hall re-renders his original Royal Shakespeare Company London stage triumph as a bleached, claustrophobic delirium that exploits the jagged tempos and seductive tensions of Pinter's best play as no theater staging could. The New York Times declared the American Film Theatre's production of The Homecoming, "a movie of astonishing dynamism." Indeed, director Atom Agoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) went so far as to say, "I often find myself seeking solace from this film. Its poetry and twisted sense of compassion and humor have assuaged many moments of despair and confusion. Other people have religion, I have my copy of The Homecoming."
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Interview with cinematographer David Watkin / Interview with Edie Landau / "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre / Gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre
"The Homecoming almost cried out to be filmed and the AFT has come through." - Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times
"There's a kind of prickly playfulness that exists between them that captures something ephemeral and carries it th…' https://t.co/SAnScW95LF'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming September 28th! The Hunter Will Get You (1976) L'Apagueur • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S.…
The first career-spanning documentary retrospective of No Wave icon Lydia Lunch’s confrontational, acerbic and alwa…' https://t.co/dpzEXKUwDp'
RT' @LaurasMiscMovie': Tonight's Movie: A CHAPTER IN HER LIFE (1923) - A' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray Review' https://t.co/To2WayOHYZ' Enjoyable movie i…
RT' @panther_BL': My latest at' @thespool' is a review of this brilliant new document-ary debuting with' @KinoLorber'. Check out my thoughts here…
RT' @DVDBeaver': "Career Opportunities" Blu-ray - Jennifer Connelly' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/a2fAJ6kH1O' CAN:' https://t.co/byE7e1Xhpe' OUR…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! Brand New 4K Master from the Original Camera Negative! Mystery Men (1999) Starring Ben Stiller, Hank Aza…
RT' @garymkramer': My' @Salon' chat with #JimParsons and' @ZacharyQuinto' about their new documentary, TRUMAN & TENNESSEE' @KinoLorber' ' https://t.…'
RT' @Salon': Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto give voice to the prickly friendship of authors "Truman & Tennessee"' https://t.co/hlZQgI1RNX'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.