Bostonians, The

Home Vision   (1984) / Region 1
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In Boston in the aftermath of the Civil War, Verena Terrant (Madeleine Potter), a gifted young orator , has attracted the attention of Olive Chancellor (Vanessa Redgrave), who wishes to nurture Verena as an inspirational for the Women's Movement. But poisoned against her is Basil Ransom (Christopher Reeve), a handsome male chauvinist who wants Verena as his wife. Against a backdrop of luminous New England landscapes, the battle is joined, and for Olive, the struggle will prove an odyssey that her to acknowledge her true nature. Merchant Ivory Productions' acclaimed screen adaptation of the Henry James classic charts the struggle between two charismatic to gain control over the destiny of a spirited young woman.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jun 06 2003
  • Production Year 1984
  • Empire SKU 536916
  • UPC Code 037429178928
  • Studio  Home Vision
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English


Conversation with the Filmmakers, part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
Original Theatrical Trailer


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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