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The Prince of Tides [DVD] [1991]

Release Date:11/06/2001
Barbra Streisand's award-winning adaptation of Pat Conroy's The Prince of Tides comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while Spanish, French, and Portuguese soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include talent files, production notes, and theatrical trailers. Like the film itself, this DVD is solid, but less than spectacular.
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    Special Features

    • Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
    • Widescreen presentation
    • Audio: English 2-channel [Dolby Surround], French, Spanish, Portuguese
    • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    • Talent files
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Interactive menus
    • Production notes
    • Scene selections


    The Prince of Tides
    Barbra Streisand directed and stars in this love story about two people of dissimilar backgrounds who form a connection based on their unhappy experiences. Adapted from the novel by Pat Conroy, the story concerns Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte), a rudderless, unemployed football coach. Stuck in a loveless marriage with a wife (Blythe Danner) who feels nothing for him, and unable to move forward with his life, he is suddenly jarred out of his lethargy when he travels to New York because his twin sister (Melinda Dillon) has just tried to kill herself. In New York, he meets her psychiatrist, Susan Lowenstein (Barbra Streisand), who is married to a snobbish husband (Jeroen Krabbe). Susan and Tom become attracted to each other out of their loneliness. As his relationship with Susan blossoms, Tom learns to deal with his mother Lila (Kate Nelligan), who is the sole emotional center of his life. In the past, Lila was married to an abusive alcoholic. When she left her first husband, she married a rich man whose abuse was mental rather than physical. Tom hates Lila, but he can't free himself of his attachment to her. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Nick Nolte
      Nick Nolte - Tom Wingo
    • Barbra Streisand
      Barbra Streisand - Dr. Susan Lowenstein
    • Blythe Danner
      Blythe Danner - Sallie Wingo
    • Kate Nelligan
      Kate Nelligan - Lila Wingo Newbury
    • Melinda Dillon
      Melinda Dillon - Savannah Wingo

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