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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [50th Anniversary] [DigiBook] [Blu-ray] [1962]

  • SKU: 20338248
  • Release Date: 10/09/2012
  • Rating: NR
$19.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Charles Busch and John Epperson
    • Three documentary profiles: Bette and Joan: blind ambition, all about Bette (hosted by Jodie Foster) & film profile: Joan Crawford
    • Behind the scenes with Baby Jane
    • The Andy Williams Show (1962 excerpt featuring Bette Davis)
    • Theatrical trailer
    • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Dan-o-rama movie mix

    Synopsis


    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
    As a child, "Baby Jane" Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, however, Baby Jane was overshadowed by her more talented sister, Blanche, who became a top movie star. Then, one night in the early '30s, came the accident, which crippled Blanche for life and which was blamed on a drunken, jealous Jane. Flash-forward to 1962: Jane (Bette Davis), decked out in garish chalk-white makeup, still lives with the invalid Blanche (Joan Crawford) in their decaying L.A. mansion. When Jane isn't tormenting the helpless Blanche by serving her dead rats for breakfast, she is plotting and planning her showbiz comeback. Convinced that her days are numbered if she remains in the house with her addlepated sister, Blanche desperately tries to get away, but all avenues of escape are cut off by the deranged Jane. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? sparked a trend toward casting venerable Hollywood female stars in such grotesque Grand Guignol melodramas as Lady in a Cage (1964) and Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte (1965). In addition to revitalizing the careers of Davis and Crawford, whose real-life mutual animosity came through loud and clear, the film made a star of sorts of 24-year-old character actor Victor Buono, cast as a porcine mama's-boy musical composer. Lukas Heller's screenplay was based on the novel by Henry Farrell. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bette Davis
      Bette Davis - Jane Hudson
    • Joan Crawford
      Joan Crawford - Blanche Hudson
    • Victor Buono
      Victor Buono - Edwin Flagg
    • Marjorie Bennett
      Marjorie Bennett - Mrs. Della Flagg
    • Anna Lee
      Anna Lee - Mrs. Bates



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Campy film

      Posted
      MikePags2
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      If you have seen this film and know about the fight between Crawford and Davis, then this is pure camp. If you have not seen this film then you should watch the TV series Feud which is 6 episodes devoted to the fight between these actresses and the film Mommy Dearest for background. Baby Jane still plays the movie houses that frequently show old films. This film on the same level as Rocky Horror Picture Show.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Could have been restored better

      Posted
      Boondock47
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      I would have bought the blu ray bought seeing that they didnt even try to change the sound and anyone who loves classic movies would love this one. But the cost is too high for a bluray with little sound just like "King Kong was masterfully restored but the sound was terrible.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic must own movie

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      KillerKelly
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      Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are amazing in this movie! Buying the anniversary addition included a few behind the scenes details that I hadn't read before. This is a must have for any movie collection!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic restored to pristine picture and sound.

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      jescol66
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      Digitally restored with the to legends of Hollywood, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in the only movie they were seen together. The film was restored to crisp image. You ill see something you may had missed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      scary

      Posted
      lettuce9
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      I remember seeing this movie in 1962. Bette davis was so scary playing the sister to joan crawford. Who would of know they had a long standing feud!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What ever happened to baby jane

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      Eddieboy1
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      Recently watch Betty and Jane on FX channel that's how I got interested in buying the movie was everything I expected plus more really loved it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What Ever Happened to Baby Jane

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      Apollo
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      Five starts for both actors. They were one of a kind. A great cinematography pair of characters. I loveee this movie next to Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Bette Davis classic

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      Bobbypearl
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      I have been a big fan of Bette Davis for many years. "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" is one of my favorites. Great entertainment at an affordable price.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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