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Winner of 5 Primetime Emmy® Awards Including Outstanding Lead Actress and
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
"" - Rolling Stone
"Stunning ... Winslet is at her best" -Vogue
MILDRED PIERCE &
MILDRED PIERCE: THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION
The Epic 5-Part, Critically-Acclaimed HBO® Miniseries Event Releases January 3, 2012 on DVD and in a Special Collector's Edition Which Includes Both Blu-ray and DVD Formats
Includes Exclusive and In-depth "Inside the Episode" Pieces,"The Making of Mildred Pierce" Featurette and More!
The latest in a line of renowned HBO Miniseries, Mildred Pierce is a penetrating portrait of a proud mother's battle to earn her daughter's love - and the immense power the daughter exerts in withholding it. "Stunning" (Vogue), "powerful" (Variety) and "a revelation" (Los Angeles Times), the miniseries received an outstanding 21 Emmy® nominations, winning five including Outstanding Lead Actress for Kate Winslet (Oscar®-winner for The Reader) and Guy Pearce (Oscar®-nominee, The King's Speech), for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Mildred Pierce debuts on DVD on January 3, 2012 day and date with Mildred Pierce: The Collector's Edition which contains both DVD and Blu-ray formats, a first for HBO Home Entertainment®. The two-disc DVD and four-disc Collector's Edition include all five parts of the acclaimed miniseries, along with a wealth of bonus materials for the suggested retail price of $39.98 and $49.99 respectively.
Directed by Academy Award® nominee Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven), Mildred Pierce is based on James M. Cain's classic 1941 novel of pride and status in the middle class. It tells the story of Mildred, a struggling single mother in Depression-era Los Angeles determined to fulfill the demands of her eldest daughter Veda, while surpassing societal expectations and the duplicity of the men in her life. With a talent for baking and a tremendous work ethic, Mildred sets her sights on becoming a restauranteur. Along the way she finds unexpected romance with Monty Beragon, a charming and wealthy idler, but personal tragedy soon strikes and Mildred faces the ultimate betrayal of love by her gifted but haughty daughter.
Overflowing with exclusive and in-depth bonus content,both releases further enrich the audience's understanding of the period and the emotional dynamics of the characters. The DVD special features include audio commentaries from Haynes, co-writer Jon Raymond and production designer Mark Friedberg (who created the historically accurate setting), a menu-based "Series Index" and "Previews" of each five parts. The Collector's Edition contains all of the bonus materials found on the DVD version, along with "Inside the Episode" pieces and the behind-the-scenes featurette "The Making of Mildred Pierce."
Along with Winslet and Pearce, Mildred Pierce features an outstanding roster of talent that includes Evan Rachel Wood (HBO's True Blood) as Veda, Melissa Leo (Oscar® winner for
The Fighter) as Lucy Gessler, Brían F. O'Byrne (Tony® Award winner for Frozen) as Bert Pierce, James Le Gros (Zodiac) as Wally Burgan, Mare Winningham (Emmy® winner for George Wallace) as Ida Corwin, Morgan Turner (Mercy) as young Veda and Hope Davis (HBO's In Treatment®) as Mrs. Forrester.
Mildred Pierce DVD
Mildred Pierce: The Collector's Edition DVD & Blu-ray Disc
Street Date: January 3, 2012
Order Date: November 29, 2011
Runtime: Approx. 341 Minutes DVD (not including extra features)
Runtime: Approx. 6682 Minutes Collector's Edition (not including extra features)
Price: $39.98 SRP DVD
Price: $49.98 SRP Collector's Edition