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THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, Starring Meryl Streep, Out on Criterion Blu-ray Today

Harold Pinter and Meryl Streep together onscreen!

Iconic stage and screen star Meryl Streep joins with fellow Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons in headlining the Harold Pinter-penned big screen adaptation of John Fowles's acclaimed novel THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN and a brand new Blu-ray and DVD release is set for today via the Criterion Collection.

The official description of THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN is as follows: "An astounding array of talent came together for the big-screen adaptation of John Fowles's novel The French Lieutenant's Woman, a postmodern masterpiece that had been considered unfilmable. With an ingenious script by the Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, British New Wave trailblazer Karel Reisz transforms Fowles's tale of scandalous romance into an arresting, hugely entertaining movie about cinema. In Pinter's reimagining, Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep star in parallel narratives, as a Victorian-era gentleman and the social outcast he risks everything to love, and as the contemporary actors cast in those roles and immersed in their own forbidden affair. The French Lieutenant's Woman, shot by the consummate cinematographer Freddie Francis and scored by the venerated composer and conductor Carl Davis, is a beguiling, intellectually nimble feat of filmmaking, starring a pair of legendary actors in early leading roles."

THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN is available today, August 11.

More information on THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN is available at the official site here.


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