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Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Jezebel (Blu-ray)

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER FROM 4K SCAN OF ORIGINAL NITRATE ELEMENTS!

    JEZEBEL (1938)
    Run Time 104:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
    Aspect Ratio 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
    Product Color BLACK & WHITE
    Disc Configuration BD 50
    Special Features: Commentary by Film Historian Jeanine Basinger; Featurette "Jezebel: Legend of the South"; Vintage Musical Short "Melody Masters: Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra"; Classic Cartoon " Daffy Duck in Hollywood" (HD) ; Rarely-seen promo-teaser "Ramblin 'Round the Hollywood Studio with the Candid Cameraman"; Theatrical Reissue trailer (HD)

    While movie fans were abuzz over who might play Scarlett O’Hara in the upcoming Gone with the Wind, Bette Davis got another Southern-belle role – and gave a fiery performance that won the 1938 Best Actress Academy Award®. Davis plays Julie, a New Orleans beauty whose constant attempts to goad fiancé Pres Dillard (Henry Fonda) to jealousy backfire. Angry and disgraced, Pres breaks their engagement and leaves town. Julie endures a year of remorse until Pres comes home – married. Then her vengeance explodes.

    Jezebel is also noted for its sumptuous sets and costumes, Fay Bainter’s Oscar®-winning* performance and William Wyler’s vivid direction, highlighted by a horrifying re-creation of a yellow fever epidemic. But the film’s greatest strength is Davis, whose titanic talent has never been better displayed than in Jezebel.

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    Robert Crawford

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    Warner hitting it out of the ball park in August.
     
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    "This is 1852 dumplin', 1852, not the Dark Ages."

    This news has made my day!
     
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    Zowie-e-e-e-e-e--e !!!:banana::dancing-banana-04::banana:

    And for those into AMPAS trivia, there are only 10 films in which the winners for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress were from the same production. "Jezebel" was the first to do this, but became the last of these 10 films to makes its way to BD. Finally.:)


    The 10 films:
    Jezebel (1938) - Bette Davis; Fay Bainter
    Gone with the Wind (1939) - Vivien Leigh; Hattie McDaniel
    Mrs. Miniver (1942) - Greer Garson; Teresa Wright
    A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - Vivien Leigh; Kim Hunter
    The Miracle Worker (1962) - Anne Bancroft; Patty Duke
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - Elizabeth Taylor; Sandy Dennis
    Network (1976) - Faye Dunaway; Beatrice Straight
    Moonstruck (1987) - Cher; Olympia Dukakis
    The Piano (1993) - Holly Hunter; Anna Paquin
    Shakespeare in Love (1998) - Gwyneth Paltrow; Judi Dench
     
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    Holy Shit!!!
     
  7. Robert Harris

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    How does one spell G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!?

    Photographed by Ernest Haller.
     
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    Another title to greatly anticipate! Truly we are having a wonderful 2019.
     
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    That red dress will be amazing in Blu!
     
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    Darn it! I thought I was going to have an easy month on my wallet, but they just had to throw ONE title in (assuming they don't have any re-releases for stuff I haven't gotten yet)! While I've never seen this movie, I'll admit to being curious. Being the third 30s title to come from WAC in a very short period of time helps, too!
     
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    This is also a film where Jack Warner went whole hog and spent lots of money to please his newly returned star. The ballroom scene alone has enough set-ups and spiraling lace dresses against brocaded white backgrounds that it looks like it was made at MGM. A sumptuous feat for the eyes that both belies and complements the passion burning within its lead character. A year ago, I hoped against hope that some of Mr. Wyler's best films would find their way to Blu, and now in the past few months, here are some great ones: THE HEIRESS & JEZEBEL.

    There are some absolutely amazing lighting effects in the film, and of course Ms. Davis lifts her chin and completely blots out everything with one nicely appointed glare. As Mr. Harris noted, possibly Ernest Haller's greatest moment, and he photographed many of the great ones, from GONE WITH THE WIND, DARK VICTORY & MILDRED PIERCE to REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE & LILIES OF THE FIELD.
     
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    I today just finished paying for cataract surgery (final op next week) so it's going to be great to be able to see this in its true B & W glory. What a treat!
     
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    And that glorious Max Steiner music during the ball scene! The greatest!
     
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    Along with "Footlight Parade", "Gaslight" and "The Thin Man", WAC can count on me to add "Jezebel" as a supportive full-price purchase...and Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for your recent and amazing output of essential classic films.:thumbs-up-smiley::):cool:
     
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    Finally ❤️
     
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    The main theme of JEZEBEL, that seems to linger in between major and minor chords to posit both sadness and possibility, and also embraces the polarizing figure of Ms. Davis, may be the best cue Max Steiner ever wrote.
     
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    I had mine done a few years ago which made a big difference - before then i used to wonder why films were so blurred ;)
     
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    SO HAPPY!!!
     
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    This is indeed very welcome news!

    Also, is the following extra (Rarely-seen promo-teaser "Ramblin 'Round the Hollywood Studio with the Candid Cameraman) new to this release? As far as I can see, it does not appear on the Jezebel DVD menu.
     
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    Now, if only WAC would release...:D
     

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