All That Heaven Allows

Edition no. 95

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow (Jane Wyman) and her handsome and earthy younger gardener (Rock Hudson). When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray/DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.75:1 , 1.75:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , English 1.0 PCM Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: 1/A
Discs: 3 Discs |  DVD-9/BD-50
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Supplements

  • Audio commentary featuring film scholars John Mercer and Tamar Jeffers-McDonald
  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992), a groundbreaking essay film about the actor by Mark Rappaport
  • French television interview with director Douglas Sirk from 1982
  • Excerpts from Behind the Mirror: A Profile of Douglas Sirk, a 1979 BBC documentary featuring rare interview footage with the director
  • Contract Kid: William Reynolds on Douglas Sirk, a 2007 interview with the actor, who costarred in three Sirk films, including All That Heaven Allows
  • Trailer
  • A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Laura Mulvey and an excerpt from a 1971 essay on Sirk by filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Release Credits

Producer: Issa Clubb
Artwork: F. Ron Miller
Artwork: Robert Hunt
Producer: Shannon Attaway

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