Back in 2015, Cohen Media Group made a deal with Merchant Ivory Productions and acquired 30 films under their label. Part of the deal stated that Cohen Media Group would restore and re-release these classic titles – with original director James Ivory having a hands-on role in the massive endeavor. The highly anticipated, positively glorious 4K restoration of the gay classic Maurice comes out today on DVD and Blu-ray.
Now considered a classic gay novel, “Maurice,” E.M. Forster‘s self-suppressed 1914 love story, was not published until after his death in 1970. With the same reverence, respect and regal authority that they brought to A Room with a View and Howard’s End, Merchant Ivory Productions created an exquisite and sexually bold adaptation of the author’s semi-autobiographical novel.