All About Eve

DVD, Blu-ray


Release Date: 26 Nov 2019
$37.98 $34.18
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Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Genre: Drama
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, George Sanders
Year: 1950
Number of discs: 2
Street Date: 26 Nov 2019
Runtime (minutes): 138
Original Language:
Studio: Criterion Collection

SKU: CC3088-G Categories: , , ,


In Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s devastatingly witty Hollywood classic, backstage is where the real drama plays out. One night, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) entertains a surprise dressing-room visitor: her most adoring fan, the shy, wide-eyed Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). But as Eve becomes a fixture in Margo’s life, the Broadway legend soon realizes that her supposed admirer intends to use her and everyone in her circle, including George Sanders’s acid-tongued critic, as stepping-stones to stardom. Featuring stiletto-sharp dialogue and direction by Mankiewicz, and an unforgettable Davis in the role that revived her career and came to define it, the multiple-Oscar-winning All About Eve is the most deliciously entertaining film ever made about the ruthlessness of show business.

• 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Two audio commentaries from 2010, one featuring actor Celeste Holm, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s son Christopher Mankiewicz, and author Kenneth L. Geist; the other featuring author Sam Staggs
• All About Mankiewicz, a feature-length documentary from 1983 about the director
• Episodes of The Dick Cavett Show from 1969 and 1980 featuring actors Bette Davis and Gary Merrill
• New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen
• Hollywood Backstories: “All About Eve,” a 2001 documentary featuring interviews with Davis and others about the making of the film
• Documentaries from 2010 about Mankiewicz’s life and career, the short story on which the film is based and its real-world inspiration, and a real-life “Sarah Siddons Society” based on the film’s fictional society
• Radio adaptation of the film from 1951
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by critic Terrence Rafferty and the 1946 short story on which the film is based