Waterland in July
Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Waterland for 31st July 2006 priced at £15.99. Jeremy Irons plays Tom Crick, a high school history teacher who is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. Faced with the sack from his boss (John Heard), Tom begins to interrupt his classes, with a series of extraordinary stories about his upbringing in the English Fens.
However, one student (Ethan Hawke, Training Day, Dead Poets Society) proves to be more of a challenge, pushing Tom to make revelations about his past which still have a haunting grip on the his life, threatening to consume all around him.
Available for the first time in on DVD here in the UK, Waterland is directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (father of Jake and Maggie, who also stars in the film) and based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Graham Swift.
Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with Stereo sound, there are no extras.