East of Eden [3 Discs] [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 17471512
  • Release Date: 03/03/2009
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features


  • Interview with Jane Seymour (Widescreen)
  • Biography of John Steinbeck
  • Cast filmographies

Synopsis


East of Eden
The 1955 film version of John Steinbeck's East of Eden will always be popular because of the presence in the cast of James Dean. Even so, the film covered only a small portion of the original novel. For those Steinbeck completists who prefer a more thorough treatment, we submit for your approval the TV miniseries adaptation of East of Eden, which first aired February 8, 9 and 11, 1981. This eight-hour dramatization begins in the years following the Civil War. Braggadocio union officer Cyrus Trask (Warren Oates) is the father of gentle, loyal Adam (Timothy Bottoms) and hellraiser Charles (Bruce Boxleitner). Enter the bewitching, mean-spirited Cathy Ames (Jane Seymour), who leads both brothers on and causes an irreparable rift between them. Eventually, Adam marries Cathy, taking her and their twin sons to a 900-acre farm in California's Salinas Valley. Cathy rebels against this cloistered existence and runs off to work in a house of ill repute. In Part Three, we finally meet the "James Dean" character: Cal Trask (played by Timothy Bottoms' brother Sam), who can never hope to come up to the standards of his "good" twin brother Aron (Hart Bochner) in the eyes of his father. Cal's "bad" reputation obscures his good intentions, but by film's end he is compelled to reveal to brother Aron that their mother had not died as father Adam has claimed, but in fact has become a hard-bitten bordello "madam". Adapted for television by Richard Shapiro, East of Eden was part of ABC's informal "Novels for Television" series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Timothy Bottoms
    Timothy Bottoms - Adam Trask
  • Jane Seymour
    Jane Seymour - Cathy/Kate Ames
  • Lloyd Bridges
    Lloyd Bridges - Samuel Hamilton
  • Bruce Boxleitner
    Bruce Boxleitner - Charles Trask
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    Samuel Bottoms - Cal Trask



Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    East of Eden miniseries

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    Audrey
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this great classic story & I would very highly recommend it to anyone that likes exciting,suspenseful dramas. It also has a wonderful all star cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

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    Movielover
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    Had been wanting to order this mini movie series for awhile now. Watched it a long time ago & it's actually a classic! Enjoyed the dramatic plot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    East of Eden Miniseries

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    Audrey
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    I very highly recommend this exciting, suspenseful story with an all star cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    Very good movie...Held my attention through the whole movie

    I would recommend this to a friend


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