The Piano (#1110, 4K UHD)

Type: New 4K UHD

With this sublimely stirring fable of desire and creativity, Jane Campion became the first woman to win a Palme d’Or at Cannes. Holly Hunter is achingly eloquent through silence in her Academy Award–winning performance as Ada, an electively mute Scottish woman who expresses her innermost feelings through her beloved piano. When an arranged marriage brings Ada and her spirited daughter (Anna Paquin, in her Oscar-winning debut) to the wilderness of nineteenth-century New Zealand, she finds herself locked in a battle of wills with both her controlling husband (Sam Neill) and a rugged frontiersman (Harvey Keitel) to whom she develops a forbidden attraction. With its sensuously moody cinematography, dramatic coastal landscapes, and sweeping score, this uniquely timeless evocation of a woman’s awakening is an intoxicating sensory experience that burns with the twin fires of music and erotic passion.


New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Jane Campion and director of photography Stuart Dryburgh, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack

In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features

Audio commentary featuring Campion and producer Jan Chapman

New conversation between Campion and film critic Amy Taubin

New interviews with Dryburgh, production designer Andrew McAlpine, and Maori adviser Waihoroi Shortland

Interview with actor Holly Hunter on working with Campion

“The Piano” at 25, a program featuring a conversation between Campion and Chapman

Interview with composer Michael Nyman

Excerpts from an interview with costume designer Janet Patterson

Inside “The Piano,” a featurette including interviews with Hunter and actors Harvey Keitel and Sam Neill

Water Diary, a 2006 short film by Campion


New English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: An essay by critic Carmen Gray