Eureka Entertainment is releasing Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep’s 1980s classic Ironweed on Blu-ray and DVD in a Dual Format edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 2 December 2019.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by William Kennedy and directed by the late Argentinian director Héctor Babenco (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ironweed features Nicholson and Streep (both Academy Award-nominated for their roles) as two lost souls who come together during the Great Depression.
In Depression-era Albany, N.Y., Francis Phelan (Jack Nicholson) has become an alcoholic vagabond after guilt over accidentally killing his infant son led him to desert his family. Over the course of several days, he ambles from gritty job to dirty bar to makeshift sleeping quarters.
By chance, he encounters fellow itinerant drinker and his sometime lover, Helen Archer (Meryl Streep). Together, they wax nostalgic about their haunted pasts.
- Presented in 1080p from a high-definition film transfer
- Optional English subtitles
- Uncompressed LPCM audio
- A collector’s booklet featuring new essays on the film by Lee Gambin, and Simon Ward.