Shout Factory has announced plans to release On Golden Pond: Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray. Directed by Mark Rydell The Rose) and based on a popular play by celebrated writer Ernest Thompson, critically acclaimed motion picture is a classic tale of family told with heart and warmth, as well as a timeless treasure that represents the end of an era for Hollywood cinema. Nominated for ten Academy Awards® including Best Picture, On Golden Pond earned legendary actor Henry Fonda his first Oscar® after a lifetime of outstanding performances, and solidified Katharine Hepburn as one of film’s greatest actresses when she received her unprecedented fourth Best Actress Oscar®. Ernest Thompson won the Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Synopsis: Henry Fonda masterfully plays Norman Thayer, a prickly retired professor who visits his summer home with his loving wife, Ethel (Katharine Hepburn). Soon after they are joined by their daughter, Chelsea (Jane Fonda, in her only on-screen teaming with her father), her fiancé Bill (Dabney Coleman), and his son Billy (Doug McKeon). The cantankerous Norman develops an unlikely bond with young Billy, providing the framework for an emotional summer in which the Thayers’ strained familial relationships are finally allowed to heal and take wing.
Technical specifications: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen / DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo/1980/109 mins.
Extras include the following:
- Audio Commentary with Director Mark Rydell
- Reflections on Golden Pond Featurette
- A Woman of Substance: Katharine Hepburn Remembered Featurette
The release date is set for January 20, 2015.