Blu-ray - 2022
A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Just one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano.
- Criterion collection ;
- Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] :
The Criterion Collection
- Director-approved Blu-ray special edition
- Item Description
- Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: new conversation between Campion and film critic Amy Taubin; new interviews with Dryburgh and production designer Andrew McAlpine; interview with actor Holly Hunter on working with Campion; The piano at 25, a program featuring a conversation between Campion and producer Jan Chapman; excerpts from an interview with costume designer Janet Patterson; Water diary, a 2006 short film by Campion; trailer.
- Physical Description
- 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
- Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player.
- MPAA rating: R; for moments of extremely graphic sexuality.
- Academy Awards Winner (1994): Best Actress in a Leading Role ; Best Actress in a Supporting Role ; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
- Production Credits
- Director of photography, Stuart Dryburgh ; editor, Veronika Jenet ; music, Michael Nyman.
- Other Authors
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A mute mail-order bride in New Zealand finds herself attracted to her new husband's neighbor when he ends up with her beloved piano.