40th Anniversary Edition
Blu-ray (2 discs) + Digital HD
PG | 195 min.
Warren Beatty’s award winning epic mixes drama and interviews with major social radicals of the period. Reds tells the story of a love affair between activists Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton) and John Reed (Warren Beatty). Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous start of the twentieth century, the two journalists’ on-again off-again romance is punctuated by the outbreak of WWI and the Bolshevik Revolution. Louise’s assignment in France at the outbreak of the war puts an end to their affair. John Reed’s subsequent trip to Russia and involvement with the Communist Party rekindle their relationship. When Louise arrives in Petrograd, she finds herself swept up in the euphoria of the Revolution. Reed, however, eventually becomes disillusioned with Soviet authorities when he sees his words and intentions augmented and controlled by a growing propaganda machine.
Featuring an incredible supporting cast including Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Gene Hackman, M. Emmet Walsh, and Maureen Stapleton in her Oscar-winning role as Emma Goldman.
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