Word has come to us that Columbia Tristar Home Video is getting ready to release the family saga Avalon (1990) to DVD in March.
Part of writer/director Barry Levinson’s ‘Baltimore’ movies, ‘Avalon’ is the story of several generations of a Jewish family that immigrates to America at the beginning of the century, lured by the promise of a better future.
Full of Levinson’s brand of excellent ensemble work, the film was nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Music. The cast includes Aidan Quinn, Joan Plowright, Elizabeth Perkins, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Kevin Pollak, Eve Gordon, and Elijah Wood.
The disc will come with an anamorphic widescreen transfer, letterboxed at the film’s original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Audio is a Dolby Digital 2-channel Surround mix, with subtitles available in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Korean, Chinese-Traditional, and Thai. Extras include talent files and several trailers.
‘Avalon’ is due for the shelves on March 13th. The suggested retail price is $24.95.