Written by: Michael Den Boer on February 8th, 2017
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1987
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Cast: Denholm Elliott, Dianne Wiest, Mia Farrow, Elaine Stritch, Sam Waterston, Jack Warden, Ira Wheeler, Jane Cecil, Rosemary Murphy
BluRay released: February 20th, 2017 (Woody Allen: Seven Films – 1986-1991), March 6th, 2017 (Stand Alone Release)
Approximate running time: 83 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:
Inspired by the great chamber-plays of Anton Chekhov, Woody Allen’s sixteenth film returns to the territory of Interiors and Hannah and her Sisters in its focus on the lives and loves of a small group of characters.
There’s the emotionally fragile Lane (Mia Farrow), who’s returned to her childhood home in Vermont to recuperate, and have a summer romance with neighboring writer Peter (Sam Waterston). But Peter seems more interested in her sister Stephanie (Dianne Wiest), while family friend Howard (Denholm Elliott) is nurturing an unrequited passion for Lane. Meanwhile, Lane and Stephanie’s overbearing mother (Elaine Stritch), currently on her third husband (Jack Warden) has an announcement to make that threatens to reveal a long-buried family secret…
A haunting, superbly constructed film which examines the intricate world of human emotions and the delicate threads that hold them together, September is beautifully acted by an all-star cast, with dialogue that rings painfully true in its understanding of the heart’s infinite mysteries, even if this isn’t necessarily recognized by those delivering it.
September comes on a 50 GB dual layer (26 GB) BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. Colors and flesh tones 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.