The Whales of August Review


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Screen legends Bette Davis (All About Eve), Lillian Gish (Duel in the Sun) and Vincent Price (Tales of Terror) unite their iconic talents in this beautifully photographed, intensely emotional drama that offers unexpected and quite marvelous rewards. Libby (Davis) and Sarah (Gish) are widowed siblings who have vacationed for half a century at a seaside cottage in Maine. Now in their eighties, the sisters have unexpectedly arrived at an impasse: While Sarah embraces change and the possibility of romance with a courtly Russian suitor (Price), the stubbornly bitter Libby rages at the inevitability of death. As the summer months wane, can Libby and Sarah rediscover the powerful bonds of memory, family and love? The stellar cast includes Ann Sothern (A Letter to Three Wives) in her Oscar-nominated performance, Harry Carey Jr. (3 Godfathers), Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard), Margaret Ladd (TV’s Falcon Crest) and Tisha Sterling (Coogan’s Bluff). The Whales of August features a wonderful screenplay by playwright David Berry (G.R. Point) based on his play and top-notch direction by the great Lindsay Anderson (O Lucky Man!, If….).

Special Features:
-Audio Commentary by producer Mike Kaplan, moderated by film critic Stephen Farber
-Peer Talk: The Raw September 1986 Interviews with stars Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern and Harry Carey Jr.
-Behind the Camera: Raw September 1986 interviews with director Lindsay Anderson, cinematographer Mike Fash and production designer Jocelyn Herbert
-New interview with actress Mary Steenburgen
-New interview with actress Margaret Ladd
-New interview with actress Tisha Sterling
-New interview with executive producer Shep Gordon
-Mike Kaplan Vignette 1 Bette Davis
-Mike Kaplan Vignette 2 Cab Ride
-Mike Kaplan Vignette 3 Cliff Island
-Never Apologize Malcolm McDowell on Lindsay Anderson
-Five ‘Whales’ Tales by Mike Kaplan – Limited Edition 16 Page Booklet
-Song: You Can Never Tell – Performed by Tisha Sterling, written by Mike Kaplan
-Original Theatrical Trailer
MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ NR (Not Rated)
Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.72 ounces
Director ‏ : ‎ Lindsay Anderson
Media Format ‏ : ‎ Anamorphic, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 30 minutes
Release date ‏ : ‎ December 19, 2017
Actors ‏ : ‎ Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern, Harry Carey Jr.
Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ English
Studio ‏ : ‎ Kl Studio Classics
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B075DSLWGG
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1

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