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Widescreen version.


Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton.

Publication Information

[S.l.] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, this film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tacks back and forth from the young Iris, ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal, to the elder Iris, slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's.


DVD format ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.

Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Rated R for sexuality/nudity and some language.

In English with optional French language soundtrack.

Special features include: A look at Iris ; a special message from David Hyde Pierce ; Alzheimer's Association honors Iris and Jim Broadbent.

Based on: Elegy for Iris and Iris and her friends / by John Bayley.

Presented in a widescreen format which preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1) ; enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions.

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