Written by: Michael Den Boer on February 8th, 2017
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1988
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Cast: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner, Gene Hackman, Betty Buckley, Martha Plimpton, John Houseman, Sandy Dennis
BluRay released: February 20th, 2017 (Woody Allen: Seven Films – 1986-1991), March 6th, 2017 (Stand Alone Release)
Approximate running time: 81 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Rating: PG (UK)
Sound: LPCM Stereo English
Subtitles: English SDH
BluRay Release: Arrow Academy
Region Coding: Region B (UK)
Retail Price: £69.99 (Woody Allen: Seven Films – 1986-1991), £17.99 (Stand Alone Release)
Synopsis provided by the Distributor:
Middle-aged philosophy professor Marion Post (Gena Rowlands) would appear to have every advantage. After all, she has a rock-solid professional reputation, an equally secure marriage and enough spare cash to be able to rent a separate flat in which to write her latest book without interruption.
But she is interrupted, thanks to an accident of ventilation, by the therapy sessions going on in the psychiatrist’s office next door. Voyeuristically fascinated, Marion is particularly struck by the way that the unhappy experiences of his patient Hope (Mia Farrow) mirror her own, and realizes that her life is nowhere near as materially and emotionally secure as she’s been pretending. And when she decides to rely less on her beloved logic and reason and open herself up to dreams, imagination and passion, the scene is set for a life-changing transformation.
Working for the first time with Ingmar Bergman’s great cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Woody Allen’s powerful and poignant film contains one of his most complex psychological portraits, fleshed out by a great American actress in what was sadly the only film they made together.
Another Woman comes on a 50 GB dual layer (26 GB) BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. Colors and flesh look accurate, black levels fare well and the image looks crisp. Grain remains intact and there are issues with DNR or compression.
This release comes with one audio option, LPCM stereo mix in English and removable English SDH subtitles have been included with this release. The audio is in great shape, dialog is always clear and everything sounds balanced. The more ambient aspects of these mixes are well represented and range wise both sound robust when they need too.
Extras for this release are limited to a trailer for the film.
Another solid audio / video presentation from Arrow Academy.