Robert Redford’s Academy Award-Winning ‘Ordinary People’ Debuts On Blu-Ray This March From Paramount

Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that they will be bringing the Academy Award-winning Ordinary People from director Robert Redford to Blu-Ray in a newly remastered version on March 29, 2022. Winner of four Academy Awards—including Best Picture, Best Director (Redford), Best Writing, Screenplay (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). The critically acclaimed classic will be released newly remastered and restored from a 4K transfer as a part of the Paramount Presents line.

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. Get all the details below!


Synopsis: 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.

The full list of bonus content 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
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