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The age of innocence

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Director-approved two-DVD special edition.


Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Richard E. Grant, Alex McCowen, Geraldine Chaplin, Mary Beth Hurt, Stuart Wilson, Miriam Margolyes, Michael Gough, Jonathan Pryce, Robert Sean Leonard, Joanne Woodward.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2018]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (138 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)


MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements and some mild language.


No filmmaker captures the grandeur and energy of New York like Martin Scorsese. With this sumptuous romance, he meticulously adapted the work of another great New York artist, Edith Wharton, bringing to life her tragic novel of the cloistered world of Gilded Age Manhattan. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE tells the story of Newland Archer, whose engagement to an innocent socialite binds him to the codes and rituals of his upbringing. But when her cousin arrives in town on a wave of scandal after separating from her husband, she ignites passions in Newland he never knew existed. Swelling with exquisite period detail, this film is an alternately heartbreaking and satirical look at the brutality of old-world America.


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Based on the novel by Edith Wharton.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.

Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by Martin Scorsese ; new interviews with Scorsese, co-screenwriter Jay Cocks, production designer Dante Ferretti and costume designer Gabriella Pescucci ; Innocence and experience, a 1993 documentary on the making of the film ; trailer.

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