‘Ordinary People’; Arrives On Blu-ray Newly Remastered As Part Of The Paramount Presents Line March 29, 2022 From Paramount

ordinary people, paramount presents, blu rayParamount Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed the next title in their ‘Paramount Presents’ Blu-ray line. The Robert Redford directed film ‘Ordinary People’ will join the line in a newly remastered Limited Edition Blu-ray release available on March 29, 2022. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings and more.

Directed by Robert Redford, the Academy Award®-Winning Classic Arrives in a Newly Remastered Blu-ray

Newest Addition to the Paramount Presents Line Debuts March 29, 2022
with New Interviews

Robert Redford made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed drama ORDINARY PEOPLE, arriving on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line March 29, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment.


Winner of four Academy Awards®—including Best Picture, Best Director (Redford), Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Alvin Sargent), and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Timothy Hutton)—ORDINARY PEOPLE was hailed as “an intelligent, perceptive, and deeply moving film” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) and “a powerfully intimate domestic drama” (Todd McCarthy, Variety).


Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, and Timothy Hutton give powerful and moving performances as a family being torn apart by tragedy and the unrelenting pressure to maintain a façade of normalcy.  ORDINARY PEOPLE marked Hutton’s first film role and his performance not only earned him the Oscar® for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, but it also made him the youngest person to win in the category.


Remastered from a new 4K film transfer overseen by Redford, the Paramount Presents Blu-ray is presented in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.  The disc also includes new interviews with Hutton and Judith Guest, author of the novel upon which the movie was based.


Bonus content is as follows:

  • Swimming in the Rose Garden— In this new featurette, Best Supporting Actor Oscar® winner Timothy Hutton reflects on filming ORDINARY PEOPLE and the intriguing approach director Robert Redford took to create a feeling of isolation on set.
  • Feeling is Not Selective— Acclaimed American novelist Judith Guest discusses her novel and the process involved in adapting it for film.
  • Theatrical Trailer



About Paramount Presents

This collectible line spans celebrated classics to film-lover favorites, each from the studio’s renowned library.  Every Paramount Presents release features never-before-seen bonus content and exclusive collectible packaging.  Additional titles available in the Paramount Presents collection on Blu-ray include: Fatal Attraction, King Creole, To Catch a Thief, Flashdance, Days of Thunder, Pretty In Pink, Airplane!, Ghost, Roman Holiday, The Haunting, The Golden Child, Trading Places, The Court Jester, Love Story, Elizabethtown, The Greatest Show on Earth, Mommie Dearest, Last Train From Gun Hill, 48 HRS., Another 48 HRS., Almost Famous, A Place in the Sun, Nashville, Bugsy Malone, Breakdown, The Sheik, Vanilla Sky, Ragtime, and Harold and Maude.



About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.



Paramount Presents: ORDINARY PEOPLE

Street Date:       March 29, 2022

U.S. Rating:        R

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One thought on “‘Ordinary People’; Arrives On Blu-ray Newly Remastered As Part Of The Paramount Presents Line March 29, 2022 From Paramount

  1. Thank goodness! A long time coming and in the attention and quality it richly deserves. The DVD release in ’81 was simply criminal.

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