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    Unique ID Code: 0000172239
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 4/1/2016 17:18
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    A New Leaf

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    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 102 Mins
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis:
    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.

    Special Features:
    • New high-definition digital transfer
    • Uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • A booklet with new writing and archival images

    Video Tracks:
    1.78:1 OAR Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Uncompressed Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Elaine May

    Written By:


    Starring:
    Elaine May
    Walter Matthau
    Jack Weston

    Casting By:
    Marion Dougherty

    Director of Photography:
    Gayne Rescher

    Editor:
    Don Guidice
    Fredric Steinkamp

    Costume Designer:
    Anthea Sylbert

    Production Designer:
    Warren Clymer
    Richard Fried

    Producer:
    Hillard Elkins
    Howard W. Koch
    Joseph Manduke

    Distributor:
    Eureka! The Masters of Cinema.

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