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  • Additional Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: PG
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Paramount Catalog
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2013
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Arthur Hiller
  • Cast: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal , John Marley
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selection
    Theatrical Trailer
    "A Classic Remembered" - New Documentary
    Commentary by Director Arthur Hiller
  • Release Date: 1970
Strife-torn America wanted a meat-and-potatoes romance in the late '60s, and the country embraced Erich Segal's slim, generic-sounding novel in a big way. It did so again for the film adaptation in 1970, starring Ryan O'Neal as a law student who defies his rich and powerful father (Ray Milland) on every issue, including the former's love for a music student (Ali MacGraw). The two marry, start life together...and then the Grim Reaper turns up at the door. Directed by Arthur Hiller (The In-Laws), the film ends up lacking the kind of stylistic boost that might have made it a must-see for the ages. But its faithfulness to the book's uncomplicated and, yes, moving intentions is pretty solid. O'Neal is convincing as a nice guy who's as bullheaded in his own way as his steely father (a nice job by Milland), and MacGraw has a way of getting under one's skin. A viewer just has to try not laughing at the refrain, "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Expert Review:
Love Story, the 1970s film based on Erich Segalís novel tells Jenny and Oliverís (Ali MacGraw and Ryan OíNeal) tale of romance and tragedy. Itís widely considered to be one of the most romantic films, although some find it a bit on the melodramatic side; Iím on the fence, since I tend to think love means always having to say youíre sorry! Either way, the fashion of the film is a force to be reckoned with. As Calvin Klein has noted, ď[Ali] exemplified great American styleĒ in this role. Jennyís plaid skirts, knitted beanies, and camel wool coats continue to appear on the runways. By Sarah Chun of Shop The Shows

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