I pre-ordered this limited release (1500 copies) with a quickness. I would’ve swapped out ‘Crimes of the Heart’ and ‘Losing Isaiah’ for ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Men Don’t Leave,’ but the former two are great, underrated films, so I’m not complaining. (‘Tootsie’ and ‘Blue Sky’ have already received multiple Blu-Ray releases. ‘Sweet Dreams’ is now her only Oscar-nominated role not issued on Blu-Ray.) Also, each film, save for ‘Losing Isaiah,’ has new features (e.g., interviews and commentaries), and all of the discs are Region-free (I confirmed this with the company).
Limited Edition 4-Disc Hardbox. 1500 copies only.
Frances (1982) – Imprint Collection #243 Despite having a controlling mother and constant disapproval from her father, a 16-year-old girl is swept off her feet into the glory of Hollywood. But with her strong political opinions, a flamboyant love-life and then imprisonment, she falls further into the depths of misfortune.
Frances received two Academy Award nominations – one for Jessica Lange in her leading role as troubled actress Frances Farmer, and one for Kim Stanley (Séance on a Wet Afternoon). This powerful biopic also stars Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) and the late Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff, August: Osage County).
Created by the team behind The Elephant Man (1980) – writers Eric Bergren and Christopher De Vore, and producers Jonathan Sanger and Mel Brooks.
“Jessica Lange is exhilarating… Her performance as the bright, beautiful, emotionally ravaged Hollywood actress of the late 1930’s… is stunning.” – Vincent Canby, New York Times
Special Features & Technical Specs:
1080P High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K scan Audio Commentary by director Graeme Clifford and David Gregory NEW Interview with producer Jonathan Sanger (2023) NEW Interview with director Graeme Clifford (2023) NEW Interview with production designer Ida Random (2023) A Hollywood Life: Remembering Frances – featurette Archival interview with Jessica Lange (1983) Theatrical Trailer Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Audio English LPCM 2.0 Stereo Optional English HOH Subtitles
Crimes Of The Heart (1986) – Imprint Collection #244 Babe has just shot her husband. Lenny worries that men will no longer find her attractive, and Meg returns from Hollywood after a nervous breakdown. The three eccentric sisters reunite and support each other through their exasperating succession of mistakes and misfortunes.
Revered actresses Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton and Sissy Spacek play the Magrath sisters in this critically acclaimed black comedy.
Nominated for three Academy Awards, and for the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. Sissy Spacek (Carrie) won Best Actress at the Golden Globes, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, and the Kansas City Film Critics Circle for her performance in this film.
“…that most delicate of undertakings: a comedy about serious matters… The underlying tone … is a deep, abiding comic affection, a love for these characters who survive in the middle of a thicket of Southern Gothic clichés and archetypes.” – Roger Ebert
Special Features & Technical Specs:
1080P High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K scan NEW Audio Commentary by Karen Horsley, author of “The American Southern Gothic on Screen” (2023) NEW Interview with director Bruce Beresford (2023) NEW Interview with playwright Beth Henley (2023) Archival interviews with director Bruce Beresford, and editor / producer Freddie Fields (1986) Archival interviews with actors Jessica Lange, Tess Harper & Sissy Spacek (1986) Archival Interview with playwright Beth Henely (1986) Theatrical Trailer Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Audio English LPCM 2.0 Stereo English HOH Subtitles