What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Director: David Greene Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave, Amy Steel



Whoever hit upon the idea that What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? would make a good TV movie remake forgot one essential fact. The original 1962 Baby Jane was at best a ludicrous melodrama, which only reached the level of art thanks to the bravura performances of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. This time around, real-life sisters Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave play, respectively, invalid former film star Blanche Hudson and her insanely jealous sister "Baby" Jane Hudson. As before, Jane launches a campaign of terror against her helpless sister, all the while planning her own show business comeback with a smarmy musician (John Glover). Part of the problem with this misfire remake, beyond its overall lack of tension, is the character makeup: With her head shaved, Vanessa looks more like Susan Powter than a former cinema queen, while Lynn, decked out in garish "little girl" makeup, resembles Bozo the Clown. The 1991 Whatever Happened to Baby Jane should be seen at least once just to satisfy the curiosity.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2007
UPC: 0779836241290
Original Release: 1991
Rating: NR
Source: Direct Source Label
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:34:00

Special Features

Chapter selection; Interactive menu; Full screen presentation

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- What Ever Happened to...?
1. Chapter 1 [15:30]
2. Chapter 2 [16:55]
3. Chapter 3 [15:46]
4. Chapter 4 [15:34]
5. Chapter 5 [16:30]
6. Chapter 6 [9:46]

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