Rent What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

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Two icons from the golden age of Hollywood, Oscar winners Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, take their famous feud onscreen in Robert Aldrich's newly restored thriller. In fierce, no-holds-barred performances, Bette Davis portrays aging ex-child star Baby Jane Hudson while Joan Crawford plays Blanche, the crippled sister Jane torments psychologically. As the sisters descend into madness, the tension builds to a shocking ending...
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Robert Aldrich
Voiced By:
Debbie Burton
Narrated By:
Andrew Duggan
Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller
Lee Remick, Joseph Kelly, Norma Koch, Ernest Haller
Classics, Drama, Thrillers

1963 Oscar Best Costume Design Black and White

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Run Time:
129 minutes
English, German, Spanish
Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
B & W
  • Commentary by Charles Busch and John Epperson (Lypsinka)
  • 3 Fabulous Documentary Profiles of the Movie and Its 2 Immortal Stars: Bette and Joan: Blind Ambition; All About Bette, Hosted by Jodie Foster; A Film Profile: Joan Crawford
  • Vintage Featurette Behind the Scenes with Baby Jane
  • The Andy Williams Show Excerpt Featuring Bette Davis
  • Theatrical Trailer
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
Release Date:
Run Time:
133 minutes
Brazilian Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0, Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0, French Dolby Digital 1.0, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0
Brazilian, Castillian, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Spanish
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
B & W
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Classic Suspense Thriller - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? review by GI

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A taut, suspense thriller with the undertones of gothic horror and two remarkable central performances. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford play two ageing sisters, Jane and Blanche, who live together in a decaying Beverley Hills mansion. Jane was a child vaudeville star with their father who doted on her but she failed to make it as an adult movie actress. Whereas Blanche, ignored by her father, did become a much beloved film star but after an incident in their car was left paralysed from the waist down. Now Jane, out of a deep rooted jealousy, embittered, alcoholic and bordering on psychosis torments Blanche who is unable to leave her room. As Jane's madness becomes more extreme Blanche is desperate to get help but has no way of communicating with anyone outside the house. Filmed in black and white the film has the feel of a haunted house story and Davis' caked make up makes her a grotesque and frightening figure whilst there are elements of her performance that draw in sympathy, it is an outstanding performance. The story is a dig at the Hollywood lifestyle and the destruction that celebrity and fame can cause and in that sense there's a sort of irony in the casting of two of America's major female stars from the classic years of Hollywood. Crawford is equally good here, a former glamour actress she almost plays herself but shows the vulnerability of her character in her desperation to control her sister's more violent rages. This is a dark tale, wonderfully directed and controlled to build the tension. It's a masterpiece of 60s American cinema and definitely a film you should see.

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