Back in the 1980s and 1990s, producers Ishmail Merchant and James Ivory were as much a brand name as Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, albeit for cinematic fare of a very different type.
The Merchant-Ivory collaboration ran across dozens of movies and became synonymous with a specific kind of filmmaking – high-brow, lavishly produced dramas often based on famed British literary works. Aside from perhaps “The Remains of the Day,” they remain best known for their three film adaptations of the works of famed English author E.M. Forster.
Of those three the most famous, and indeed the film some would say is Merchant-Ivory’s best, would be “Howards End”. Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emma Thompson starred in the film about two couples amid the changing times of Edwardian England.
Now, the cinematic classic which won three Oscars and was nominated for nine, is coming back to theaters on August 26th boasting a new 4K restoration. Check out the freshly released trailer for the re-release below: