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Grand Hotel Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1932] [Region Free]

Greta Garbo , John Barrymore , Edmund Goulding    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
Price: 10.03 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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Grand Hotel Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1932] [Region Free] + The Jazz Singer Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1927] [Region Free] + The Maltese Falcon Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1941] [Region Free]
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Product details

  • Actors: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Lionel Barrymore
  • Directors: Edmund Goulding
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Korean
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, German, Italian
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AAA61HG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,347 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

MGM classic focusing on the intertwining lives of the inhabitants of a Berlin hotel. A lonely ballerina (Greta Garbo) contemplates suicide; a ruthless industrialist (Wallace Beery) makes a last ditch attempt to save his company; a fallen aristocrat (John Barrymore) resorts to thievery; an ambitious young woman (Joan Crawford) is about to trade her virtue for success; and a terminally-ill clerk (Lionel Barrymore) has a final fling. All five residents are unaware that their lives are about to change dramatically. The film won an Oscar for Best Picture.

UltraViolet Expiry Date: January 27, 2015.

Extra Content

• Commentary by Jeffrey Vance and Mark A. Viera
• Behind the Story: Short Feature: Checking out: Grand Hotel
• Behind the Story: Short Feature: Hollywood Premiere of Metro Goldwyn Mayer's Grand Hotel
• Behind the Story: Short Feature: Nothing ever happens
• Behind the Story: Short Feature: Just a word of warning
• Trailer: Grand Hotel (1932)
• Trailer: Week-End at The Waldorf (1945)



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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Dated Masterpiece. 6 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I bought this movie solely for the purpose of seeing Greta Garbos performance as well as Joan Crawfords, what I found was an interesting sample of Hollywoods golden age, at its very best! The story covers several people and how their lives not only mingle as the movie draws to its close, but how their lives are changed forever, but not all being happy endings. Garbo and Crawford steal the show, but the male cast lend strong support also. The one aspect of the film is that it has not quite stood the test of time, though it is still excellent watching and the first star vehicle ever in Hollywood (it was later equalled with "Dinner at 8" starring Marie Dressler) and lends itself to be the finest of its kind. Whether watching it for a star or for its screenplay, it makes riveting watching throughout. It won an Oscar for best picture defeating such movies as "Shanghai Express".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. 10 * 3 Mar 2004
Format:DVD
Wonderful performances and photography. I am still amazed at how MGM could build film sets like that (the hotel set was apparently the largest ever built in those times).
The story cannot fail to touch you and the extra DVD menu brings you back to the premier night with Crawford's arrival at
the Chinese Theatre. It might not be Garbo's 'deepest' role but she cannot fail to move you even without speaking or to make you smile with a sometimes over dramatized performance that fits perfectly with the times and the character played.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stars galore! a one-off for certain. 1 Dec 2011
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i love this film, it has charm, drama, a bit of comedy and also those marvellous sets. "M.G.M" sure knew how to spend money on their films.
this was the first film i saw with that swedish beauty greta garbo and how stunning she is too! her scenes with john barrymore have a genuine sense of sexual passion to them. during the scene where she kisses him for the first time, garbo held on to barrymore after the director called cut. she was known for being a bit of a recluse and also for displaying moments of intense shyness according to co-star lionel barrymore. however, when she heard that she would be starring opposite john barrymore, greta garbo was looking forward to it and even waited for barrymore to arrive on the set apparently on the first day of shooting.
wallace beery plays the least sympathetic character in the picture, what with his harsh, uncompromising behaviour, both as a businessman and as a person. he also quite a sleaze with his secretary, played by a young joan crawford.
lionel barrymore plays the most sympathetic character as a man who hasn't much time left and so, he wishes to enjoy himself whilst he has the chance.
his younger brother john plays a raffles-type character who needs to urgently settle a debt by planning to steal some of garbo's priceless pearls.
a true classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites with Greta Garbo. 28 July 2012
By Miss V
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This movie has always been one of my favorites with Garbo. I bought The Signature Collection with several of Garbo's movies. Unfortunately Grand Hotel wasn't among them. So im glad it was possible to get this movie separately.

Garbo plays the ballet dancer Grusinskaya and even if she is a little bit too tall and clumsy to be a credible ballet dancer, you forgive her because she is Garbo. No actor has ever become close to her fame, or re-placed her, cause she was unique on the screen. The famous line "I want to be alone" came out of Garbo in this movie.

But this movie includes other good actors too like John & Lionel Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery to mention a few of them and all of them are great in their roles.

I like the line "Grand Hotel. People come and go. Nothing ever happens". But it do happens a lot in this movie, watch and see...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Garbo at her best 20 July 2014
By Agnetha
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MGM took a gamble using so many top stars in one film, but it paid off. Irving Stone opens by saying "nothing ever happens" at the Grand Hotel, but we know better. With several intertwined stories revolving around the personal lives of the many characters made for a classic film. Greta Garbo is outstanding as a famous ballet dancer. One of her best films for sure.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Grand Hotel (1932) DVD 8 Jun 2014
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I saw it in a cinema a long time ago and I liked it then.
I enjoyed it as much as now as I did then.
Considering the age of the film it must have been a difficult task transferring on to DVD.
As I am hard of hearing I did appreciate the subtitles.
The subtitles covered many languages so it must still appeal to many nationalities.
I am 93 years of age so it reminds me of my youth!
Martin Milree
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing ever happens... 29 Mar 2013
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I have just embarked on a project of watching a number of classic films starting with the 1930s and 'Grand Hotel' seemed as good a place to start as any. Undoubtedly the film shows its considerable age and, perhaps because of this, it took me a while to get into the multi-stranded story. The sets and costumes are fabulous and one can see that this would have been an expensive movie to make in its day. The story moves slowly at first as we introduced to the various players. The only 'star' I was really familiar with was Joan Crawford. It seems to me that hers is the most 'modern' performance and it is easy to see that her career would continue to soar after this movie. I thought she was excellent in this - steely and ambitious yet also very likeable. I was quite surprised at how explicit her storyline became - it was very obvious what the little stenographer was up to - and with married men too! I assume the incoming 'Code' would have put a stop to that just a few years later. This was my first experience of Greta Garbo. She is melodramatic and over-the-top and very much a remnant of the silent era BUT I thought her performance suited the character very well and I really felt for her during her brief spell of manic happiness - her ultimate fate was the one that troubled me most at the end of the movie. The two Barrymore brothers struck me as very much 'of their time'; Lionel's character is more a caricature albeit an affecting one whilst John seemed already a little old for the romantic lead - his dialogue with Flaemmchen especially a little seedy. Walter Beery with comedy German accent was very much the pompous, arrogant old fool but his descent into true villain really surprised me. Read more ›
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