- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 5, 2013
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by Richard Schickel
- Theatrical trailer
- Disc 2
- Forever James Dean documentary
- Featurette: East of Eden: Art in search of life
- 1955 New York City premiere
- Actor's screen tests
- Wardrobe tests
- Deleted scenes
- Dual Layer
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1955 -
Best Supporting Actress: Jo Van Fleet
Entertainment Weekly - 06/03/2005
"[I]t's easy to see why Dean set off a youthquake that still rumbles almost 50 years after his death....He captures brooding, adolescent confusion with a seductive, rock-star charisma."
USA Today - 06/03/2005
"Elia Kazan's classic movie of John Steinbeck's novel..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/10/2005
"EAST is not only one of Kazan's richest films and Dean's first significant role, it is also arguably the actor's best performance."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2005
"[I]t's not hard to be seduced by the performances or by the photography, which makes arresting use of widescreen space and skewed angles..."
The strong screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1952 novel features the debut of James Dean. Like Cain with Abel, a black sheep competes with his brother for his father's love--with tragic results.
- Shot in WarnerColor and CinemaScope.
- Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.