'Grey Gardens' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The cult 1976 documentary from Albert and David Maysles (codirected by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer) will hit Blu-ray in December.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection will proudly present 'Grey Gardens' on Blu-ray on December 10.

Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this 1976 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, codirected by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. The Blu-ray edition features the 2006 follow-up to the film, The Beales of Grey Gardens, constructed from hours of extra footage in the filmmakers' vaults.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p digital transfer, uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: The Beales of Grey Gardens, the 2006 sequel to the film (Blu-ray exclusive); Audio commentary for Grey Gardens, featuring Maysles and codirectors Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, along with associate producer Susan Froemke; Introduction to The Beales of Grey Gardens by Maysles (Blu-ray exclusive); Audio excerpts from a 1976 interview with Little Edie Beale, conducted by Kathryn G. Graham; Interviews with fashion designers Todd Oldham and John Bartlett on the continuing influence of Grey Gardens; Behind-the-scenes photographs; Trailers; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Hilton Als.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Grey Gardens' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 10.

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