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Grey Gardens

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer

 
Grey Gardens (Criterion Blu-Ray)

10 Dec 2013

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • United States
  • 1976
  • 94 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #123

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.

Disc Features

  • New 2K digital film restoration, approved by codirector Albert Maysles, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack (Blu-ray)
  • New digital transfer (DVD)
  • The Beales of Grey Gardens, the 2006 sequel to the film (Blu-ray)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Hilton Als

    New cover by Shayne Christiansen

Film Essays

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Grey Gardens: Staunch Characters

By Hilton AlsDecember 10, 2013

Not merely eccentrics, the Beales of Grey Gardens are fiercely independent icons of . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Current_147_185_thumbnail

Grey Gardens: Staunch Characters

By Hilton AlsDecember 10, 2013

Not merely eccentrics, the Beales of Grey Gardens are fiercely independent icons of . . . Read more »


Book Notes

The Legacy Continues

December 22, 2011

Last year, we told you about Daniel Eagan’s rigorous, informative, and very entertaining book . . . Read more »


Clippings

Real Art

November 19, 2010

A whole bunch of questions arose when the critics at Time Out New York were compiling their . . . Read more »


Clippings

Color Us Edies!

August 03, 2009

Have we found the perfect way to while away those lazy beach days at your Hamptons getaway, . . . Read more »


Clippings

Summer 2009 Cineaste: Bardem, Maysles

June 25, 2009

Robert Koehler takes a long “second look” at Death of a Cyclist in the summer 2009 issue of . . . Read more »


Announcements

Restocking Grey Gardens!

April 19, 2009

Big and Little Edie fans have been coming in droves to take advantage of our Grey Gardens . . . Read more »


News

Garden Variety

April 16, 2009

If you’re feeling symptoms of Edie-itis lately—wearing sweaters and towels as kerchiefs, . . . Read more »