Anne Rice's The Feast of All Saints: Part I / Part II [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 13522663
  • Release Date: 10/07/2003
  • Rating: R
Based on the book by Anne Rice, the 2001 Showtime miniseries The Feast of All Saints comes to DVD from Showtime Entertainment. This two-disc set presents the complete three-hour miniseries with a standard full-frame transfer. Special features include interviews with director Peter Medak and actors Ben Vereen, Peter Gallagher, and Forest Whitaker. Also includes the featurette "The Making of The Feast of All Saints." This two-disc set is recommended for fans of the author's signature style
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Special Features

  • Part I: Photo gallery
  • Historical information
  • Filmographies
  • Part II: Making of The Feast of All Saints- including an interview with bestselling author Anne Rice
  • Interviews with Ben Vereen, Peter Gallagher, Gloria Reuben and Jennifer Beals
  • Closed Captioned


The Feast of All Saints
Based on a story by Anne Rice, this made-for-cable miniseries explores the little-known phenomenon of the "Gens de Couleur Libres," or "Free People of Color," who lived in Louisiana at a time when slavery still held a stranglehold on much of the South. In 1822, it was not at all uncommon for attractive women of color to be retained as a "placage," a sort of "kept woman" who served the wishes of wealthy landowners, and after Philippe Ferronnaire (Peter Gallagher) enters into a loveless arranged marriage with Aglae (Jenny Levine) in order to curry the favor of her elderly (and very well-to-do) father Magloire Dazincourt (John Gilbert), he soon finds himself the father of two families -- one raised by Aglae, and another raised by his "placage" Cecile Ste. Marie (Gloria Reuben), a lovely bi-racial woman from Haiti. Philippe's son with Cecile, Marcel Ste. Marie (Robert Richard), is raised with the promise that, even though Philippe cannot officially acknowledge his parenthood, he will receive a first-class education in Europe, and Marcel finds himself travelling between the worlds of wealthy whites and economically disadvantaged Creoles in New Orleans. In time, Marcel falls in love with a girl of similar circumstances, Anna Bella (Bianca Lawson), but as fate would have it, her guardian, Elsie Claviere (Ruby Dee), has already arranged for the girl to enter into a "placage" with Vincent Dazincourt (Alec McClure), who happens to be Philippe's brother-in-law. Directed by Peter Medak, Feast of All Saints also features Ben Vereen and Ossie Davis. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gloria Reuben
    Gloria Reuben - Cecile Ste. Marie
  • Peter Gallagher
    Peter Gallagher - Philippe Ferronnaire
  • Jennifer Beals
    Jennifer Beals - Dolly Rose
  • Robert Ri'chard
    Robert Ri'chard - Marcel Ste. Marie
  • Ossie Davis
    Ossie Davis - Jean-Jacques

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    This series is powerful because it side of southern history that has never been mentioned as far a I know.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie that didn't make it to theaters!!!


    This is an awesome film that has not gotten much recognition. Another great movie by a great author, Anne Rice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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