Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Whales of August 30th Anniversary Edition

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 19, 2017
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $18.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

Screen legends Bette Davis (All About Eve), Lillian Gish (Broken Blossoms) and Vincent Price (Scream and Scream Again) unite their iconic talents in the 1987 drama The Whales of August, a beautifully photographed, intensely emotional drama.

Bette Davis and Lillian Gish in The Whales of August

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 Whales of August features a 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….).

The healthy supplemental package includes the following:

-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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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.