This piques the interest of part of me... and makes the other part wish somebody would watch that damn Blood Simple commentary already, so we could discuss (yes, there is a Merchant/Ivory connection...)
Merchant Ivory films slated for DVD Release
The filmmaking collaboration of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory has spanned three continents over four decades, and now The Merchant Ivory Collection is being released on DVD. The series, produced in association with Criterion and distributed by Home Vision Cinema, will debut in August with two adaptations of Henry James directed by James Ivory—The Europeans (1979), starring Lee Remick, and The Bostonians (1984), starring Christopher Reeveand Vanessa Redgrave. Bombay Talkie (1970), Heat and Dust (1983), Maurice (1987), and Quartet (1981) will follow later in the year, and the series will continue into 2004. For more information about Merchant Ivory Productions, visit their website.