“The performances are superb, and the production is gorgeous.”
-The New York Times
Based on the novel by Ford Madox Ford;
Critically Acclaimed Movie Aired on Masterpiece Theatre
Silver Spring, MDâ€”Acorn Media announces the April 24, 2007 U.S. home video debut of The Good Soldier, faithfully adapted from Ford Madox Ford’s innovative novel.
This powerful drama drew rave reviews when it aired on Masterpiece Theatre in the early 1980s. Two upper-class couples, one British, one American, meet yearly at a German spa and forge a “perfect” friendship that is gradually revealed to have been a faÃ§ade concealing deception and infidelity. The narrator, the husband of the American couple (Robin Ellis, Poldark), gradually learns the truth about his marriage and the admirable British gent (Jeremy Brett, Sherlock Holmes), the “good soldier,” he so admired. Like the novel, the drama unfolds in a series of flashbacks out of chronological order, giving this lush period drama a very modern feel.
The Good Soldier explores a tangle of religion, sex, and Edwardian-era social mores in a highly original style. It also stars Susan Fleetwood, Vickery Turner, Elizabeth Garvie, Pauline Moran and John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”).
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE Ford Madox Ford bio, cast filmographies, and scene index.
Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media distributes distinctive home video releases to the North American market with a special focus on the best of British television. Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com.
Street Date: April 24, 2007
DVD Single: Approx. 104 min. – 4:3 full screen