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  • Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, Prunella Scales, Anthony Hopkins
  • Directors: James Ivory
  • Producers: Howards End (Blu-Ray), Howards End
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 142.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007TFJYIS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,004 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Australia released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Booklet, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Documentary, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: The dying Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave) wishes to leave her country home Howards End to Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson in an Academy Award-winning role) a modest woman of little means who will soon be forced out of her own home in London. But Ruth's husband Henry (Anthony Hopkins) an upper middle class businessman keeps secret her desire even after he and Margaret become friends. However after Henry and Margaret marry their class differences and philosophies threaten to cause them unhappiness. ...Howards End (Blu-Ray)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By taking a rest HALL OF FAME on 26 Oct. 2002
Format: DVD
Acting talent alone does not ensure a great film, but when you have a lineup like, "Howard's End", creating a bad film would be a chore. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, and Joseph Bennett are just the start of a phenomenal cast that brings this EM Forrester story to the screen. When you then have the duo of Merchant and Ivory together with all the talent they attract to create these period pieces, the result is always special. Some of their films are better than others, but all are very worthwhile.

This film explores the results of reasonably small human actions that are greatly magnified, either through indifference or emotions that take control of common sense and a reasoned response to a given plight. The events and the consequences are exacerbated as the players come from 3 very different strata of London Society. And in this tale the three not only meet, they mix, and the results are dramatic at the very least, and tragic at their worst. The differing groups even join when Emma Thompson marries in to the highest level leaving her sister in the middle, while she, Helena Bonham Carter, insists on crashing every convention when she champions the cause of a poor couple whose plight she blames on her new in-laws. The relationship between the sisters that begins the film as warm and humorous, becomes strained, damaged, and nearly severed before the film's end.

This is one of the richer Merchant and Ivory productions as it is not confined to a few picturesque homes, but is expanded to include vast cityscapes full of period transportation people and their costumes. This is not my favorite film they have done, but is certainly excellent when compared to films in general and very good for this remarkable team of filmmakers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Feb. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
As you've probably gathered most of the reviews are for the 'DVD' version of this classic Merchant Ivory production of “Howard’s End”. Yet this uniquely British film is available on BLU RAY only in the USA or FRANCE - and not in the UK. But which issue to buy?

Unfortunately the uber-desirable USA Criterion release is REGION-A LOCKED although it doesn't say so on Amazon.
So it WILL NOT PLAY on most UK BLU RAY players unless they're chipped to play 'all' regions (which the vast majority aren't).
Don’t confuse BLU RAY players that have multi-region capability on the 'DVD' front – that won’t help.

Luckily the FRENCH issue is REGION B – so that will play on UK machines.

Check you’re purchasing the right version before you buy the pricey Criterion release...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Feb. 2001
Format: DVD
I first read the book and became hooked on E. M. Forster and I am now hooked on the cast of Howard's End. It is sure another success with the Merchant Ivory team and the casting director Celetia Fox, A good choice Celestia. Every actor was just how I imagined the characters to be, it was wonderful, I now look forward to seeing them in other things. But this is one Film I never want to Finish I wish it to go on and on.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Messick HALL OF FAME on 4 Jan. 2006
Format: DVD
Ismail Merchant and James Ivory will probably be best remembered for their gorgeous productions of E.M. Forster novels, of which 'Howard's End' is second to none. How can one fail, given their winning formula of lush period settings, perfect musical accompaniment, and flawless matching of character to actor? This particular Merchant/Ivory film was nominated for countless awards, including nine Academy Awards, among them Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress.
The story revolves around the Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, and their involvement with various characters including a ruthless businessman and his dying wife, and a down-on-his-luck day clerk. Margaret is the sensible sister, caring but careful, while Helen is the idealist, out to save the world, without realising how condescending she can be in attempting to do so. Their brother is almost an afterthought in the story. Margaret is portrayed by Emma Thompson, veteran Shakespearean and British actress; Helen is played by Merchant-Ivory veteran Helena Bonham Carter. Other players include Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins, James Wilby (also in other Merchant-Ivory productions), Samuel West, and the great Vanessa Redgrave. (Look for Prunella Scales, best known as Sybil Fawlty from 'Fawlty Towers' in what might be described as an extended cameo role.)
The characters show some of the principal social class divisions of late Victorian/Edwardian England. The Wilcoxes are a successful business family, unlettered and conservative; the Schlegels are genteel aristocrats with an idealistic bent but slowly declining economic fortunes; the Basts are underprivileged but yearning for more.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robert Ray on 18 May 2002
Format: DVD
This is one of the great film's of the last 20 years. It is perfectly cast - although Vanessa Redgrave's Ruth Wilcox seems an odd choice at first. But, oh, what she does with it! However, it's Emma Thompson's film. She IS Margaret Schlegel! I have watched this film about 10 times, and I seem to enjoy it more and more - like a marvellous wine.
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