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East of Eden/Rebel Without a Cause/Giant [3 Discs] [DVD]

This special 3-disc collection of James Dean's best films includes: East of Eden" This screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas Valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girlfriend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old sheriff Sam (Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. Released the same year as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden provided Dean with his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor . "Rebel Without a Cause" Inarticulate teenage alienation, rebelliousness and torment break out in violence in this character study about a sullen youth (James Dean) who moves with his parents to a well-to-do Los Angeles suburb, where he finds love with the local gang leader's girlfriend (Natalie Wood). "Giant" George Stevens' sprawling adaptation of Edna Ferber's best-selling novel stars Rock Hudson as Bick, a Texas rancher who brings his beautiful new bride, Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor) back to their estate where she quickly begins a fractious relationship with the rancher's sister, Luz, played by Mercedes McCambridge. Complicating matters further, Jett (James Dean), a poor ranch-hand, continually butts heads with Bick but is adored by Bick's daughter.
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    East of Eden
    This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girlfriend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old sheriff Sam Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. When Adam invests in a chancy and wholly unsuccessful method of shipping his crops east, his wealth plummets. In an effort to save the business, Cal obtains money from his estranged mother (the proprietor of a whorehouse) and invests it in a risky new bean crop. The gamble pays off (thanks in no small part to the war), but Adam refuses to take the money from Cal, and the resultant quarrel causes Adam to have a stroke. Released the same year as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden provided Dean with his first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Giant
    Rebel Without a Cause

    Cast & Crew


    • Julie Harris
      Julie Harris - Abra
    • James Dean
      James Dean - Cal Trask
    • Raymond Massey
      Raymond Massey - Adam Trask
    • Burl Ives
      Burl Ives - Sam, the Sheriff
    • Dick Davalos
      Dick Davalos - Aron Trask



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hard to find movies made easy at great prices.

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      Hittmann65
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      I was looking for specific movies at various video stores in my area, and came out with dishearting results. Looked on Bestbuy.com and found combo packs at great prices ... an unexpected happy bonus!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finally

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      Themadbowtye
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      Really love James dean and was waiting for them to release all three of these films in a set together. I wish it was blurry but this will have to do for now.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great price for a 3 movie package!

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      nansue1507
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      I was so pleased upon perusing the aisles at Best Buy for choosing movie options to purchase. The selection is very good, and the prices are very rewarding.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      nice set

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      larry
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      Great way to get three classics in a set for a modest price! Not sure if the blu-ray version would be worth the much greater cost.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movies

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      Haileys14bd
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      Old movies are often really good and James Dean's movies certainly stand the test of time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Must see James Dean film

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      Weezie
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      Loved this movie when it came out and still love so many years later. Recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      great value 3 good james dean movie

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      chutch88
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      If you like James dean movies, get this DVD. These are his three best movies.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classic movies

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      Nicky
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      James Dean was a great actor. I enjoyed all three of these movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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