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James Ivory and Ismail Merchant's Maurice on Blu-ray & DVD in March

13 February 2019

An Edwardian precursor to the James Ivory-scripted Call Me by Your Name (2017), Maurice is a landmark of gay cinema in its positive and enriching portrait of first love from the team behind the film adaptations of other E.M. Forster novels, A Room With a View (1985) and Howards End (1992).

After a theatrical release in 2018, the BFI brings Maurice to Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes on 4 March. Extensive extras include interviews with James Ivory and James Wilby and a commentary by Professor Claire Monk.

The repressed, bourgeois Maurice Hall (James Wilby) tackles the prejudices of society as he comes to terms with his sexuality, from the university cloisters of Cambridge to the cricket fields of the English countryside. This profound tale of emotional and sexual awakening features star-making performances from Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves, and perfectly captures the fear and joy of embracing forbidden desire.

Maurice Blu-ray cover art

Maurice will be released on UK Blu-ray & DVD by the BFI on 4 March 2019 at the RRP of £24.99 for the Blu-ray and £19.99 for the DVD. The film will also be released as a digital download on iTunes on the same day.

Blu-ray/DVD features:

  • New 4K restoration – Presented in High Definition (Blu-ray only)
  • Maurice: A Director’s Perspective (2017, 40 mins): a conversation between James Ivory and Tom McCarthy (director of Spotlight)
  • James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme on the making of Maurice (2017, 16 mins): the director and cinematographer talk to Gavin Smith
  • Q&A with James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme (2017, 23 mins): moderated by Nicholas Elliot of Cahiers du Cinéma
  • Reflections on Maurice (2019, 19 mins): a new interview with actor James Wilby
  • Hugh Grant and James Wilby in conversation (2018, 5 mins)
  • Screening E M Forster (2019, 8 mins, audio only)
  • Original and Re-release Trailer
  • Deleted scenes
  • Newly recorded audio commentary by Professor Claire Monk of De Montfort University
  • Illustrated booklet with writing by James Ivory, John Pym and Claire Monk, plus full film credits (Blu-ray only)