The Whales of August (30th Anniversary Special Edition) (DVD)

Directed by Lindsay Anderson

Release Year: 1987
Running Time: 90
UPC: 7 38329 21630 6
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
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Cast
Bette Davis
Lillian Gish
Vincent Price
Ann Sothern
Mary Steenburgen
Margaret Ladd
Tisha Sterling
Harry Carey Jr.

Crew
Directed by Lindsay Anderson

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….).


DVD Extras Include:

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


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