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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
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In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation.
Title: What ever happened to baby Jane?
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]
Edition: Two-disc special ed. widescreen version
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 133 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Commentary by author and film historian, Charles Busch and film historian John Epperson; 3 fabulous documentary profiles of the movie and its 2 immortal stars: Bette and Joan ; "Blind ambition": a new making-of documentary; all about Bette, biographical profile, hosted by Jodie Foster; film profile: Joan Crawford; vintage featurette "Behind the scenes with 'Baby Jane'"; The Andy Williams Show excerpt featuring Bette Davis
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962
Based on a novel by Henry Farrell
Summary: In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation.
Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated
ISBN: 9781419804984
1419804987
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Wh
Statement of Responsibility: Seven Arts presents an Associates & Aldrich production ; screenplay by Lukas Heller ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich
Credits: Director of photography, Ernest Haller ; editor, Michael Luciano ; music, Frank DeVol.
Performers: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy, Maidie Norman.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Includes English and French language tracks, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Los Angeles (Calif.) Drama Sisters Drama Child actors Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Horror films
Feature films
Topical Term: Sisters
Child actors
Publisher No: 68368 Warner Home Video
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Jul 17, 2014
  • midnight_fleur28 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a movie!! It's quite strange and creepy. There are lots of surprising twists and turns in this....all creepy!
Crawford and Davis are superb.
This is worth watching for sure!!!

Jun 09, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis are spot on as their characters in this. Wonderfully written and superb acted. Not a scare film, but a creepy one even tho it was from another era... some things are just always creepy. And in this day and age where child stars are... well, usually not too successful after the cuteness dies down (the olsen twins and Dakota Fanning to name a few) it still holds a shred of revelency

Nov 25, 2013
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked it, it was kind of cheesy, but from a different time period.

Kind of like Hitchcock-- Very good. From a different era than ours, with different tastes and styles, Davis is a little bit campy, over the top, and veers into melodrama. Would this be what they call chewing the scenery? Crawford is a bit more modulated -- there's a character arch; Davis is full on gargole from the get go--trying too hard, as if she is acting for the oscar. If she had just dialed it back a notch, less of a vampire, it would be less of a cartoon. Still, great entertainment.

Feb 20, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wonderfully bent and twisted flick from Robert Aldrich with the one and only pairing of these two icons who weren't particularly warm and fuzzy about each other. Davis was exquisitely creepy as Baby Jane. She blamed Crawford for plotting against her to lose out on the Oscar, but I've seen Anne Bancroft's performance in "The Miracle Worker", to whom Davis lost, and Bancroft deserved it. Hands down. I would've given this five stars, but I didn't like the ending. It kind of fell flat. And What Ever Happened To Blanche, for crying out loud?

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Feb 20, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Blanche: "You wouldn't be able to do these awful things to me if I weren't still in this chair!" Jane: "But you ARE, Blanche! You ARE in that chair!"

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