DVD Sommersby [DVD] [] [1999] [Region 1] (DVD 6989398),
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Sommersby [DVD] [] [1999] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Filmed in Hot Springs, Virginia and Lexington and Charlotte County Courthouse in DuArt color; prints by Technicolor. Began shooting April 13, 1992; completed June 30, 1992. Released in USA February 5, 1993 at 117 minutes. Released on video August 4, 1993 at 114 minutes. Remake of Daniel Vigne's 1982 French film "The Return of Martin Guerre," starring Gerard Depardieu and Nathalie Baye. Based on an actual incident that occurred in the 16th century. Jon Amiel got his start directing episodes of "The Singing Detective" for British television; he also directed the feature films "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" and "Queen of Hearts". Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Censors.
  • Credits
    Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, James Earl Jones, Bill Pullman
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Nothing [Foster] has done to date is preparation for the romantic, resolute, elegant performance she gives..."
    New York Times

    "...The love story, beautifully acted by Richard Gere and Jodie Foster, makes for a ravishing romance..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Icy with suspicion, fiery with passion - Foster's eyes alone convey a thousand pages of dialogue..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...SOMMERSBY is an unabashedly romantic and at the some time morally intricate Civil War-era tale splendidly acted by Richard Gere and Jodie Foster..."

    "...Directed with engrossing craftsmanship....Foster uses her radiant, beaming gaze to communicate supernal happiness..."
    Entertainment Weekly

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