Shout! Factory will release the On Golden Pond Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on January 20, 2015. The disc will feature an audio commentary by director Mark Rydell. Full details are listed below.
Summary: Directed by legendary filmmaker Mark Rydell (The Rose) and based on a popular play by celebrated writer Ernest Thompson, critically acclaimed motion picture On Golden Pond is a classic tale of family told with heart and warmth, as well as a timeless treasure that represents the end of an era for Hollywood cinema. Nominated for ten Academy Awards® including Best Picture, On Golden Pond earned legendary actor Henry Fonda his first Oscar® after a lifetime of outstanding performances, and solidified Katharine Hepburn as one of film’s greatest actresses when she received her unprecedented fourth Best Actress Oscar®. Ernest Thompson won the Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay. On January 20, 2015, Shout! Factory will honor this cinematic landmark with the long-awaited home entertainment release of ON GOLDEN POND Collector’s Edition. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this collector’s edition contains insightful bonus content. A must-have for movie enthusiasts and collectors to complete their movie library, ON GOLDEN POND Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $24.97 SRP.
Henry Fonda masterfully plays Norman Thayer, a prickly retired professor who visits his summer home with his loving wife, Ethel (Katharine Hepburn). Soon after they are joined by their daughter, Chelsea (Jane Fonda, in her only on-screen teaming with her father), her fiancé Bill (Dabney Coleman), and his son Billy (Doug McKeon). The cantankerous Norman develops an unlikely bond with young Billy, providing the framework for an emotional summer in which the Thayers’ strained familial relationships are finally allowed to heal and take wing.
Audio commentary with director Mark Rydell
Reflections on Golden Pond Featurette
A Woman of Substance: Katharine Hepburn Remembered Featurette