What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? film Product Information
|Category||Horror DVDs, Recommended Movies, Essential Cinema Videos, Kidnapping And Missing Persons, Psychodrama, Black Comedy, Rivalry, Campy, Character Study, Disturbing, Mental Illness, AFI Top 100 Thrills, Physically Impaired, AFI Top 50 Villains|
|Starring||Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Anna Lee, Maidie Norman, Marjorie Bennett, Bert Freed, Dave Willock|
|Art Director||William Glasgow|
|Director of Photography||Ernest Haller|
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? movie was released Jun 14, 2005 by the Warner Brothers studio. Aging sisters--one a bitter former child star, the other an actress whose career was ended by a crippling car wreck--duke it out in this campy shocker.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? review Product Description
As a child, Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) was a pampered vaudeville star known to the world as Baby Jane while her younger sister, Blanche (Joan Crawford), led a quiet life in her considerable shadow What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? DVD for sale. ...See Full Description
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||YOU GO BETTE|
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? video One of my most favorite flicks. If they did,nt hate each other before (Davis & Crawford ) I can see why they did afterwards. I get the feeling that Bette enjoyed be so mean and hateful toward Joan.
By powersegl (Eagle Rock, MO. USA.)
||If You're Off the Beaten Path, It's For You|
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? film Roger Ebert once remarked that growing old was the best career move that Bette Davis ever made, and this movie is proof of that. "Baby Jane" offered Davis the opportunity to preen and strut and chew scenery that few actresses her age had at that time, and she does it all to a fare-thee-well. Coupled with Davis' performance is that of Joan Crawford, which proves to be the rational, calming balance to Davis' presentation. When you add these performances to that of Victor Buono and combine with Robert Altman's direction you end up with a delightful combination of camp and horror and wierdness that is all well-done as opposed to being overdone. It's one-of-a-kind.
By a reviewer (Oak Ridge, TN, USA)
||Film is far better than its camp reputation would indicate.|
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? review In all their years as the queens of Hollywood, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford had never worked together in a film. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? DVD for sale Then, in 1962, producer-director Robert Aldrich gave them that opportunity. Davis and Crawford teamed for "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" But instead of providing them with a fitting swan song, it rather redirected the careers of these two indomitable film stars. The film is to the Sixties what Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) was to the Fifties: a Grand Guignol horror melodrama about Hollywood of the past and present. Lukas Heller's script was based on a novel by Henry Farrell. The dark, unsettling tale concerns 'Baby Jane' Hudson (Davis), a vaudeville child star circa 1917 who completely overshadows her dark-haired, brooding sister Blanche (Crawford). By 1935, the sisters' roles have reversed; Blanche has become a top movie star, while Jane, her childhood charms vanished, gets film jobs only because of her sister's power. Jane is consumed with jealously, then devastated by guilt when she blames herself for a car wreck that leaves Blanche permanently crippled. The story then jumps to 1962. The aging Hudson sisters are now mutually dependent upon each other. Most of the action takes place in their decrepit house where the wheelchair-bound Blanche is tormented by Jane, who brings her dinner platters full of 'surprises'. The hostility grows from the earlier occurrence: the "accident" which left Blanche in a wheelchair grew directly out of Jane's obsession that Blanche's stardom in motion pictures overshadowed Jane's own fame in vaudeville. Producer-director Aldrich had been turned down by all the major studios when he peddled the Baby Jane property around Hollywood, so he made the low-budget movie independently. The film was shot twenty-one days on a budget of less than a million dollars, and director Aldrich made sure that, for publicity purposes, noted interviewers covered every single one of them. Warner Brothers finally agreed to distribute it after the press began to get excited about the casting. The New York Times had headlined: TNT POTENTIAL EXPLOSION SEEN IN PAIRING OF BETTE DAVIS AND JOAN CRAWFORD. When the film opened on Halloween in 1962, movie studio heads that had rejected the property were kicking themselves when the film turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the year, making a fortune overnight (the first Hollywood film to recoup its cost in one weekend). Time Magazine called it "the year's scariest and most sophisticated thriller" and it was nominated for five Academy Awards including Bette Davis as Best Actress and Victor Buono as Best Supporting Actor in the role of Jane's pianist/suitor Edwin Flagg. At AFI's recent tribute to the Top 100 Thriller Movies of All Time, director Steven Spielberg called "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" his favorite 'Haunted House' movie; the Hudson mansion acting as the haunted house and Baby Jane Hudson as the 'ghost' who haunts it.
By filmfactsman (Beverly Hills, CA, USA)
||One of the best B&W movies ever made !|
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? movie This is one of my all time favourite classic movies ! I have seen this movie about 200 times, and still love it! The performances from the stars are nothing short of brilliance! So glad I now have my own copy on DVD, cause now I can watch it another 200 times!
By Ray Cooper (Gold Coast City QLD Australia)
||EXCELLENT ,QUALITY ACTING|
THIS MOVIE IS ONE OF THE BEST CREEPY FILMS I HAVE SEEN. SO GLAD I FOUND IT ON TAPE. EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH THIS MOVIE TO SEE WHAT GOOD ACTERS REALLY ARE !
By GCCO1263 (LONG ISLAND ,NEW YORK)
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1261783|
|DVD Encoding||Region 1|
|Release Date||Jun 14, 2005|
|Also Known As||Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?|
|Running Time||134 Minutes|
|Additional Info||Widescreen Full Frame|
|Movie Details||B&W; Dolby Surround AC-3 Sound; Dolby Noise Reduction; Surround Sound; Stereo Sound; Letter Boxed; Widescreen Full Frame; Standard and letterbox|
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? DVD Features
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