Ironweed (Dual format)

Director: Héctor Babenco

Stars: Jack Nicholson Meryl Streep

1987 USA





  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1987
  • Runtime: 143
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: English SDH (optional)
  • Genre: Drama
  • SKU: EKA70367
  • 2 Discs
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2019


Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by William Kennedy and directed by the late Argentinian director Héctor Babenco (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ironweed features Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep (both Oscar nominated for their roles) as two lost souls who come together during the Great Depression.

In Depression-era Albany, N.Y., Francis Phelan (Jack Nicholson) has become an alcoholic vagabond after guilt over accidentally killing his infant son led him to desert his family. Over the course of several days, he ambles from gritty job to dirty bar to makeshift sleeping quarters. By chance, he encounters fellow itinerant drinker and his sometime lover, Helen Archer (Meryl Streep). Together, they wax nostalgic about their haunted pasts.

Eureka Classics is proud to present one of the most acclaimed dramas of the 1980s on it’s UK debut on Blu-ray and DVD.


  • Presented in 1080p from a high-definition film transfer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Uncompressed LPCM audio
  • A collector’s booklet featuring new essays on the film by Lee Gambin, and Simon Ward.