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All About Eve [DVD] [1950]
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 12 April 2013
All About Eve is one of the finest Hollywood movies which takes a harshly realistic view of the theatre business. This multi Oscar winning film has finally received the hi def transfer it deserves. The detail is impressive and the image crystal clear. Fasten your seat-belts when you view this one - it may be a bumpy night for the film's characters but it will be a very smooth ride indeed for viewers.
Bette Davis has rarely given a better performance in a movie which revived her fading career. I cannot endorse this blu-ray more strongly. The extras are first rate too.
Please note it's presented in its original aspect ratio: 1.37:1 - so don't expect either colour or wide-screen.

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: DTS 5.1 ...
Note: Latin & Castillian Spanis...
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: DTS 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: DTS 5.1
Italian: DTS 5.1
Russian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: DTS 5.1
Thai: Dolby Digital 2.0
Japanese: DTS 5.1
Note: Latin & Castillian Spanish

English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Italian, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch...etc
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Italian, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Korean, Mandarin (Traditional), Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Thai

50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Region free
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on 4 November 2017
Eve, of the title role, played by Anne Baxter, is a timid star struck young woman, who manages to go back stage at a theatre, and meet her idol Margo Channing, played by Bette Davis. After being introduced, they become friends, and Eve goes to work for Margo as her personal assistant, but Eve has her own aspirations.

For anyone who likes Hollywood films from the 50's, especially in Black and White, then you may enjoy this. The acting is superb all round, and Marilyn Monroe has a small part.

Picture Quality is very good, with no scratches or blemishes. This blu ray release, has been transferred in it's original aspect ratio of 1.37:1. Sound is in the original mono.

Final word, Amazon has this listed with an aspect ratio of 16:9 - 1.78:1. This description is wrong
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on 22 February 2016
It's inconceivable that anyone else other than Bette Davis could possibly have taken the rôle of Margo Channing in ALL ABOUT EVE! The fact that she did not win the Best Actress Oscar, was a huge miscarriage of artistic justice. The film is worthy of all 14 nominations & eventual 6 wins. There are other more lengthy & detailed reviews with 5 stars, but I just like to put a few personal comments down.
The cast is excellent, the young Marilyn Monroe given her first important part. The brilliant witty & intelligent script giving Bette Davis one of the most iconic phrases in all cinema! Oscar-winning costume designer Edith Head created gowns for Davis, that the star apparently coveted like no others she had ever worn! This is a wonderful DVD & I'm thrilled to have this film in my collection.
Delivered in 3 days!
Excellent value-for-money.
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on 11 October 2015
A perfect masterpiece and an epitome of perfect storytelling based on superlative balance of script, direction and acting .
After so many decades it still looks and sounds totally contemporary and up to date, like it was made yesterday. All about Eve is a enlightening story about the women, society and success, structured on a diabolic plot where every piece is on the right place at the right time, but still it does not look like just a measured, arbitrary and artificially cold story.
They are types, but also true characters, so you can identify with them or refuse them, but you can't ignore their reasons, motifs and feelings.
Blu ray is pretty remarkable both in the hd transfer and in the extra
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on 20 August 2017
The film on the flipside of the fame in theatrical world teems with brisk, clever dialogues and boasts a very, very good cast. It' s led by Bette Davis in arguably her greatest role as the slightly old-growing diva. Anne Baxter turns in a star-making performance as the ambitious, talented (in more ways than one) Eva, George Sanders shines as a cynical, world-weary critic who unmistakeably sees through Eva 's pattern. Also bringing Marilyn Monroe in a small role, this movie gets it all just right.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 20 July 2012
A film with two narrators: the insolently urbane George Sanders (a man who took his own life because, if we take him at his word, he was `bored`) as Addison De Witt, suitably named acidic friend to aspiring starlets; and the recently deceased (at 96!) Celeste Holm, in a perfectly poised performance as wife to the playwright of the hour who gets sidelined for a time - who doesn`t? - through the softly spoken, butter-wouldn`t-melt machinations of Eve...
And we `all know all about Eve`. Or we would if we inhabited the lightly fictionalised kingdom of Broadway in the forties in which Bette Davis/Margo Channing is the reigning queen, and woe betide any pretender who tries to wrest the crown from her drink-and-fame-befuddled head.
All About Eve is, without much sane argument, one of the most enjoyable and craftily written films of its era. We tend to think of it as a Bette Davis vehicle, but Anne Baxter is as essential to its success as anyone, and in fact it`s a kind of family affair, with Gary Merrill (Davis`s soon-to-be husband), the excellent Hugh Marlowe as the dashing playwright, a young Marilyn Monroe as a starlet from 'the Copacabana School of Dramatic Arts' - the Oscar-winning script is full of such sardonic gems - and the drably incandescent Thelma Ritter given the chance to shine too. Ritter was nominated as best supporting actress four times in a row, and six times in all. Shamefully, she never won. Is that why she looks so long-suffering in so many of her roles? Of course not, but one wonders. A great actress whom, it has to be said, this film neglects after her first few scenes. She`s effortlessly good in them, and one longs to see more of her, a great actress who was never one of the Greats.
Anne Baxter is perfectly poised as the oh-so-humble aspiring actress who latches/leeches onto her heroine, reminding one of just how good this actress was (who died in 1983 at little over sixty) and who more than holds her own against Davis, which can`t have been an easy job for even the most experienced of players.
The ever-suave Sanders is addictively superb, in a few incisive, mildly depraved scenes in which his bland authority is deftly established, the actor`s laconic words spoken as if pre-ordained by some disinterested theatrical god from somewhere far from heaven...
Bette Davis is brilliant. This may be her best role in her best film. She seems to play her scenes with an odd mix of knowing theatricality and instinctive flair that is exactly right for the part. I can`t recall her ever being more effective, as well as moving, in a role. She triumphs here, and don`t bother to give credence to anyone who says otherwise.
Mankiewicz`s literate, eloquent direction could, as with all his films, be said to be a touch static, but such is the dazzling dialogue and mercurial behaviour of the denizens of the film`s milieu that there is enough movement and interest without virtuoso camera angles. Bette Davis`s eyes alone are dangerous whirlpools.

A great American film, to watch again and again, and one of the most entertaining two hours you`ll ever experience.
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on 5 July 2016
There are those who find this film hard to appreciate because, they say, it's overacted and the subject (fading theatre star with younger lover versus ambitious new girl) is boring. Well, to each her/his own, but older women do fall in love with younger men, and upstarts do cause trouble, and anyway Bette Davis is in glorious form - indeed, if this is overacting, it's only because her character is theatrical to a fault. Wonderful supporting performances ffrom Anne Baxter (the upstart) and the much underrated Celeste Holm, whose ironic smile and dry tone are a constant delight. The musical version, 'Applause', was never filmed, more's the pity: it had Lauren Bacall in the Davis role, and she was magic.
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on 15 September 2015
Really unique cinema, today probably even more valid than then. Pursuit to fame, to being somebody recognised by society, no matter on what costs is well known not from today. Eve, modest honest and shy girl is fascinated by the art of acting and theatre. Little by little audience and other heroes of the movie finds out the truth about Eve her possessiveness and vickedness, behind polite smiles and obedience. At the end Eve gets what she wants. We the audience watch how everybody in a movie knows the truth, but compromise and accept her success and industry recognition. Tough picture, heavy on dialog, little too much of voice over.
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on 17 October 2016
well what can I say?
My sons had never seen this classic. I put it on, got out the popcorn, put the lights out and said 'Fasten your seatbelts - it's going to be a bumpy night!'
Waiting for Bette to deliver this superbly-written line in amongst so many other truly intelligent written lines , was such a treat.
It's not a classi for nothing. marylyn Munroe's 1st screen appearance - a cameo - is here too...
just wonderful and a film with a message.
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on 10 August 2017
Excellent backstage drama with superlative performances from Bette Davis Celeste Holm & Ann Baxter. Also Marilyn Monroe in a very impressive minor role.Yes this film certainly belongs to the ladies.This is a true gem from the definitive golden Hollywood years.
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