East of Eden (Blu-ray)
Sometimes you can't tell who's good and who's bad...
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 5, 2013
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Note: Commentary by Richard Schickel
- Forever James Dean documentary
- Featurette: East Of Eden: Art In Search Of Life
- 1955 New York City premiere
- Actors' screen tests
- Wardrobe tests
- Deleted scenes
- Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.55
- Dolby Digital 3.0 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||James Dean, Julie Harris & Raymond Massey|
|Performer:||Jo Van Fleet, Richard Davalos, Burl Ives, Albert Dekker, Lois Smith, Harold B. Gordon & Timothy Carey|
|Directed by||Elia Kazan|
|Edited by||Owen Marks|
|Screenwriting by||Paul Osborn|
|Original story by||John Steinbeck|
|Composition by||Leonard Rosenman|
|Cinematography by||Ted McCord|
|Art Direction by||Malcolm C. Bert|
|Produced by||Elia Kazan|
Academy Awards 1955 - Best Supporting Actress: Jo Van Fleet
Rating: 3/5 -- Book-based classic has violence, drinking, mature themes. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: 3.5/4 -- After testing various performers (including a newcomer named Paul Newman), Kazan went with the unknown Dean, a move that immediately yielded dividends. Full Review
John Steinbeck's painful biblical allegory -- Genesis replayed in Monterey, California, circa 1917 -- is more palatable on the screen, thanks to the down-to-earth performances of James Dean as Cal/Cain and Richard Davalos as Aron/Abel. Full Review
Rating: 3.4/5 -- James Dean is decidedly the highlight of the film. His Method acting techniques and uninhibited performing style cause him to stand out among the more conventional cast. Full Review
Far Out Magazine
Rating: 3.5/4 -- a reaction to our plutocracy's values and a further case for Dean as the sainted figure of rebellion that would fuel the generational schism of the '60s. Full Review
Film Freak Central
[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.
Elia Kazan's classic movie of John Steinbeck's novel...
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.