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Imprint’s Jessica Lange Collection

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).

The discs:

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

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by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2023 6:49 AM

The discs cont’d.:

Music Box (1989) – Imprint Collection #245 Chicago attorney Ann Talbot agrees to defend her Hungarian immigrant father against accusations of heinous war crimes committed 50 years earlier. As the trial unfolds, Ann probes for evidence that will not only establish his innocence but also lay to rest her own agonising doubts about his past.

Music Box is a devastating crime drama based on real life events, starring Jessica Lange as a defence attorney representing her father on trial for war crimes. Lange was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her leading performance in this film.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Costa-Gavras, written by Joe Eszterhas (Showgirls), and starring Oscar nominees Armin Mueller-Stahl (Shine, Eastern Promises) and Frederic Forrest (Apocalypse Now, The Rose).

Special Features & Technical Specs:

1080P High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K scan NEW Audio commentary by Gary Crowdus editor of Cineaste Magazine (2023) NEW Interview with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (2023) NEW Interview with producer Irwin Winkler (2023) NEW Interview with production designer Jeannine Oppewall (2023) NEW Interview with actor Michael Rooker (2023) NEW Interview with actor Lukas Haas (2023) Archival interview with actor Jessica Lange (1989) Archival interview with actor Armin Mueller-Stahl (1989) Archival interview with director Costa-Gavras (1989) Theatrical Trailer Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Audio English LPCM 2.0 Stereo Optional English HOH Subtitles

Losing Isaiah (1995) – Imprint Collection #246 When a crack-addicted single mother (Halle Berry) accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high, the child is adopted by a warm-hearted social worker (Jessica Lange). Years later, the mother has gone through rehab and holds a steady job, and upon learning that her child is still alive, challenges for custody of the child.

Jessica Lange goes up against Halle Berry in this heartwrenching drama directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, also starring David Strathairn (Nomadland), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Boyz n the Hood), and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction).

Worldwide Blu-ray debut.

Special Features & Technical Specs:

1080P High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K scan Special Features TBC Archival Interview with Halle Berry Theatrical Trailer Aspect Ratio TBC Audio English LPCM 2.0 Stereo Optional English HOH Subtitles

by Anonymousreply 1May 25, 2023 2:30 AM

OP, this isn’t Amazon. Stop trying to sell shit.

by Anonymousreply 2May 25, 2023 2:40 AM

R2 Suck my twat.

by Anonymousreply 3May 25, 2023 2:41 AM

I loved Jessica in Crimes of the Heart.

by Anonymousreply 4May 25, 2023 2:49 AM

no one cares, op.

by Anonymousreply 5May 25, 2023 2:54 AM

Yes, she’s great in Frances, but that is not a selection of films that have held up well at all.

Out of the great actresses from the 1980s, she had the films that aged the worst. It’s a shame because she’s so talented, but her best films during that decade don’t even come close to the most memorable movies by her peers.

If I had to pick her best films, it’s her supporting performances in the classics Tootsie and All That Jazz, and then after that Titus and then Cape Fear and Big Fish, I guess. Beyond that, she never was the lead in a movie that’s held up, and no matter how much anyone insists that all the kids today are rediscovering Blue Sky, it’s simply not true.

by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2023 3:36 AM

Men Don't Leave, Blue Sky, Losing Isaiah, Hush... horrible movies and overwrought performances in all. She should have quit while she was ahead and retired after Tootsie.

by Anonymousreply 7May 25, 2023 3:45 AM

This collection looks really good, very tempting, but pricey for me.

by Anonymousreply 8May 25, 2023 3:59 AM

Is ‘Everybody’s All American’ included? Lange is affecting as the long suffering wife.

by Anonymousreply 9May 25, 2023 4:08 AM

No offense, but I thought Losing Isaiah was an awful movie and Lange was awful in it. It didn't seem like a feature film, more like a Lifetime movie. Surprising that A-list actors signed on to it.

by Anonymousreply 10May 25, 2023 4:10 AM

Lange’s Oscar-winning and nominated turns and the films that showcase them have held up very well. They’re simple, unadorned films, too, with clear stories and sentiments. They don’t date themselves and seem to live in a liminal space between ‘then’ and ‘now,’ unlike the work of many of her peers.

by Anonymousreply 11May 25, 2023 5:37 AM

Then why is no one buying them and this collection is on sale? Please STFU

by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2023 5:59 AM

"Losing Isaiah" lives in a liminal space between never fresh and past its expiry date.

by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2023 6:49 AM
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