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Ice Storm [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 8706661
  • Release Date: 03/18/2008
  • Rating: R

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    Special Features

    • Disc 1: Audio comentary featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Disc 2: New documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver, and Elijah Wood
    • New video interview with novelist Rick Moody
    • Deleted scenes
    • Footage from an event honoring Lee and Schamus at New York's Museum of the Moving Image
    • Visual essays on the look of the film, featuring interviews with the cinematographer, production designer, and costume designer
    • Plus: a new essay by film critic Bill Krohn


    The Ice Storm
    Set on Thanksgiving weekend of 1973, The Ice Storm looks into the lives of a wealthy Connecticut family who are calm and civil on the outside, but whose lives are quietly falling into chaos. Sixteen-year-old Paul Hood (Tobey Maguire) is home for the holidays from prep school; he'd just as soon have stayed at school, given the usual level of tension around the house and his desire to win the affections of Casey (Katie Holmes), a girl living in Manhattan. His 14-year-old sister, Wendy (Christina Ricci), is already a hardened cynic obsessed with the ongoing Watergate investigation, and she has begun acting out sexually with a neighbor boy, Mikey (Elijah Wood). Apparently, this runs in the family: Wendy's father, Ben (Kevin Kline), is having an affair with Mikey's mother, Janey (Sigourney Weaver), though Ben sees a future in the relationship and Janey does not. Elena (Joan Allen), Ben's wife, knows something is wrong with her marriage and her life, but she has no idea what she should do about it. As the teenagers surreptitiously experiment with drugs and alcohol, and the adults drift into mate-swapping, a dangerous blanket of freezing rain begins to cover New Canaan. The Ice Storm was adapted from the acclaimed novel by Rick Moody. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Kevin Kline
      Kevin Kline - Ben Hood
    • Joan Allen
      Joan Allen - Elena Hood
    • Sigourney Weaver
      Sigourney Weaver - Janey Carver
    • Tobey Maguire
      Tobey Maguire - Paul Hood
    • Christina Ricci
      Christina Ricci - Wendy Hood

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Suburban seventies atmosphere

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      I remember watching the Ice Storm at the Embarcadero Center Cinema when the film, and that movie theatre, were both new. This is my third copy of the movie; I had the original DVD and the deluxe DVD set before this deluxe Blu-ray set became available. This edition is well worth it! Watching it is like being back in that theatre. The colors are resplendant, particularly in scenes like the daughter's bike ride and the mother's visit to the book sale in town. The extra material adds to my appreciation of this Ang Lee masterwork, even discussing little details like the recreation of the 1970s outfits.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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