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All About Eve: The Criterion Collection (1950)

Friday 13th August 2021

Featuring stiletto sharp dialogue and direction by Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis, the multiple-Oscar-winning All About Eve is given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 23rd August 2021 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Barbara Bates, Marilyn Monroe
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Darryl F. Zanuck
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2 hours 18 minutes
23/08/2021
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In this devastatingly witty Hollywood classic from Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Cleopatra), backstage is where the real drama plays out.

One night, Margo Channing (Bette Davis; Now, Voyager) entertains a surprise dressing-room visitor: her most adoring fan, the shy, wide-eyed Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter; The Magnificent Amberson). But as Eve becomes a fixture in Margo's life, the Broadway legend soon realises that her supposed admirer intends to use her and everyone in her circle, including an acid-tongued critic played by George Sanders (Rebecca), as stepping-stones to stardom.

Featuring stiletto sharp dialogue and direction by Mankiewicz, and an unforgettable Davis in the role that revived her career and came to define it, the multiple-Oscar-winning All About Eve is the most deliciously entertaining film ever made about the ruthlessness of show business.

All About Eve is given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 23rd August 2021 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

  • 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Two audio commentaries from 2010, one featuring actor Celeste Holm, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's son Christopher Mankiewicz, and author Kenneth L. Geist; the other featuring author Sam Staggs
  • All About Mankiewicz, a feature-length documentary from 1983 about the director
  • Episodes of The Dick Cavett Show from 1969 and 1980 featuring actors Bette Davis and Gary Merrill New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen
  • Hollywood Backstories: "All About Eve," a 2001 documentary featuring interviews with Davis and others about the making of the film
  • Documentaries from 2010 about Mankiewicz's life and career, the short story on which the film is based and its real-world inspiration, and a real-life "Sarah Siddons Society" based on the film's fictional society
  • Radio adaptation of the film from 1951
  • Trailer
  • An essay by critic Terrence Rafferty and the 1946 short story on which the film is based

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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