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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 50th Anniversary (BD) [Blu-ray]

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 50th Anniversary (BD Book)

Two icons from the golden age of Hollywood, Oscar® winners* Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, take their famous feud onscreen in Robert Aldrich’s newly restored thriller. In fi erce, no-holds-barred performances, Bette Davis portrays aging ex-child star Baby Jane Hudson while Joan Crawford plays Blanche, the crippled sister Jane torments psychologically. As the sisters descend into madness, the tension builds to a shocking ending in this unforgettable Academy Award®-winning** classic. French Synopsis Icônes de l’âge d’or hollywoodien et lauréates des OscarMD*, Bette Davis et Joan Crawford transportent leur célèbre querelle à l’écran dans le suspense nouvellement restauré de Robert Aldrich. Les deux actrices livrent des interprétations impétueuses et effrénées, Bette Davis dans le rôle de l’ancienne enfant-vedette vieillissante Baby Jane Hudson et Joan Crawford dans celui de Blanche, la soeur invalide à qui Jane infl ige des tortures psychologiques. La tension monte alors que les soeurs sombrent progressivement dans la folie, menant au dénouement stupéfi ant de ce classique inoubliable, gagnant des Academy AwardMD**.

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For the 50th-anniversary Blu-ray edition of Robert Aldrich's 1962 hit, the extras from the two-disc special-edition DVD are imported intact: documentary featurettes that sketch Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, commentary by drag specialists Charles Busch and John Epperson, Davis's wacky-campy appearance on The Andy Williams Show. Added to the package is a collection of alternate language tracks (including a beefed-up English-language soundtrack, but also Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese) and more subtitles--and, of course, the whole thing fits onto a single disc rather than two. A new booklet provides some handsomely designed background. The most important issue is the Blu-ray presentation of the picture and sound, and this is superb: the image is sharper and slightly darker (rightly so) than the standard DVD, and the visible grain makes it look like you're watching a movie, not a scrubbed-clean digital object. The funhouse craziness of Davis and Crawford deserves no less. --Robert Horton

Key Product Details

  • Director: Robert Aldrich
  • Number Of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 134 (Minutes)
  • UPC: 883929242870