The Criterion Collection has announced that they are adding The Ice Storm to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was directed by Ang Lee and stars Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci, Henry Czerny, and Tobey Maguire. The Ice Storm will be available in stores and online July 23,2013.
Suburban Connecticut, 1973. While Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” speech drones from the TV, the Hood and Carver families try to navigate a Thanksgiving break simmering with unspoken resentment, sexual tension, and cultural confusion. With clarity, subtlety, and a dose of wicked humor, Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee renders Rick Moody’s acclaimed novel of upper-middle-class American malaise as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls. Featuring a tremendous cast of established actors (Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver) and rising stars (Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes) The Ice Storm is among the finest films of the 1990s.
The Ice Storm was released on September 27,1997.
- Restored high-definition digital film transfer, supervised and approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus
- Documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver, and Elijah Wood
- Interview with novelist Rick Moody
- Deleted scenes
- Footage from a 2007 event honoring Lee and Schamus at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image
- Visual essays featuring interviews with the film’s cinematographer and production and costume designers
- Theatrical trailer
- PLUS: An essay by critic Bill Krohn
Theatrical trailer for The Ice Storm courtesy CappaZack