Eureka! Entertainment have announced the release of Two for the Road, Stanley Donen's popular 1960s romantic comedy-cum-road movie chronicling the ups and downs of a marriage, starring Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn star as the Wallaces, a couple who have been together with varying degrees of satisfaction for the last 12 years.
One of the great films by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain, Charade) after the studio era had come to a close, Two for the Road was a break-off with the old system, one which allowed Donen to further stretch his art, aided by screenwriter Frederic Raphael (Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut), in this tale of a couple voluntarily stretching themselves through the long period of their relationship.
Portrayed in fragments that span the couple's time together in marriage, Two for the Road runs the course of a relationship (between Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) that finds a circumstantial come-together escalate into newlywed-status and, through a series of travails, into the serious situation of bearing a daughter. The disturbance of marriage, and/or life, is chronicled from here on.
After so many studio-system smash-hits, Two for the Road marked a reckoning for director Donen – which went on to influence directors like Jacques Rivette for its portrayal of a couple in interaction and its keen sense of duration across the length of their time together.
Featuring a score by Henry Mancini, Two for the Road will be released on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world in a Dual Format edition (Blu-ray and DVD) by Eureka! as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 19th January 2015 at the RRP of £17.99.
Featuring a new 1080p presentation of the film (on Blu-ray) in its original aspect ratio and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, the disc will include a 36-page booklet featuring writing on the film and more.