A New Leaf
Running Time: 102 Mins
Release Date: 07/12/2015
Content Type: Movie
Elaine May’s screwball comedy and feature directorial debut starring Walter Matthau, for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of The Masters of Cinema Series.
One of America’s greatest comic legends, Elaine May, made her debut as writer and director in the wonderful A New Leaf. Unanimously acclaimed from the start, but unavailable for many years, it now stands as a classic alongside Harold and Maude, Bananas and M*A*S*H* as a key film in the new direction of American screen comedy in the 1970s.
The great Walter Matthau stars as Henry, a once-rich playboy who has obliviously spent his entire inheritance. Desperate to marry into further financial support, he meets Henrietta (Elaine May), a shy, awkward, though independently wealthy botany professor. What follows is a giddy tale of dubious legal advice, ruthless skullduggery and ferns.
A most unorthodox romantic comedy, stuffed with deadpan hilarity and brilliant comic invention, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present its UK home video première in a new Dual-Format edition.
• New high-definition digital transfer
• Uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• A booklet with new writing and archival images
1.78:1 OAR Colour
Uncompressed Mono English
Director of Photography:
Howard W. Koch
Eureka! The Masters of Cinema.