Grey Gardens

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.

Film Info

Special 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

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Grey Gardens The Beales of Grey Gardens Box Set

Grey Gardens / The Beales of Grey Gardens Box Set

DVD Box Set

2 Discs

$39.96

Special 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

Grey Gardens
Cast
Edith Bouvier Beale
Her daughter Edie
Credits
Director
Albert Maysles
Associate producer
Susan Froemke
Filmed by
Albert Maysles
Filmed by
David Maysles
Editing
Ellen Hovde
Editing
Susan Froemke
Editing
Muffie Meyer
Sound
Lee Dichter/Photo-Mag
Director
David Maysles
Director
Ellen Hovde
Director
Muffie Meyer

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