Jan 142017
 

Panned by critics (29% on Rotten Tomatoes), Stanley & Iris rests almost entirely on the talent, and charms, of the two leads, Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro, rather than the script. Fans of either of these legendary actors will get something out of this rom-melodrama.

 

 

Stanley & Iris
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1990)

Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Twilight Time | PG13 – 104 min. – $29.95 | January 17, 2017

Date Published: 01/14/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Martin Ritt
Writer(s): Pat Barker (novel ‘Union Street’); Harriet Frank Jr. & Irving Ravetch (screenplay)
Cast: Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz, Martha Plimpton, Jamey Sheridan
DISC INFO:
Features:
Commentary
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


A slice-of-life story, the film focuses on a hard-working widow (JANE FONDA) in a dying New England town who meets up with a diffident cook (ROBERT DE NIRO). As they warily get to know each other, it’s revealed that Stanley, shy but smart, is also, somehow, illiterate; the tender-hearted but go-getting Iris becomes determined to teach him to read.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5


This release comes with an 8-page essay booklet. The only feature included is an Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman.

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


Twilight Time releases Stanley & Iris onto Blu-ray presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and given a nice looking 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec). This was a fairly impressive transfer where colors are generally bright and detail quite sharp throughout and there’s fine, natural looking, film grain. I did notice some very minor scratches but nothing distracting.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The movie includes a basic but adequate DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track and with a movie where the bulk is dialogue, it’s perfectly serviceable. There’s not a whole lot of depth but when the score kicks in, the track does come to life.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, panned by critics (29% on Rotten Tomatoes), Stanley & Iris rests almost entirely on the talent, and charms, of the two leads, Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro, rather than the script. Fans of either of these legendary actors will get something out of this rom-melodrama. The Blu-ray released through Twilight Time offers good video/audio transfrers.

 

 

 

 

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