Peyton Place by Mark Robson |Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips | 24543103264 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Peyton Place

Peyton Place

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Director: Mark Robson

Cast: Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips

     
 

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This screen adaptation of Grace Metalious' once notorious novel about the scandalous underside of a sleepy New England town has been given a polished presentation for its DVD release. Peyton Place has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The

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This screen adaptation of Grace Metalious' once notorious novel about the scandalous underside of a sleepy New England town has been given a polished presentation for its DVD release. Peyton Place has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English--language soundtrack appears in Dolby Digital Stereo, while dubbed French and Spanish soundtracks appear in Dolby Digital Mono; optional subtitles appear in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include a commentary track featuring cast members Russ Tamblyn and Terry Moore, a documentary on the making of the film from the American Movie Classics series Backstory, and vintage newsreel coverage of the film's world premiere.

Editorial Reviews

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The controversial, massively popular Peyton Place is a melodramatic soap opera of Herculean proportions. The filmmakers attempt to cram every gossipy degradation possible into the 157-minute running length, and, though the end results are actually less explicit than Grace Metalious' source novel, the film still caused quite a stir at the time. Peyton Place exposed the post-war cynicism that lurked beneath the genteel facade of the 1950s; it tempted moviegoers with the expectation of propriety, and they showed up in droves. Though the film's histrionics and suggestiveness have become somewhat passé over the years, the movie still has its own kitschy charm. Peyton Place and its TV spin-off spawned at least a decade's worth of similar soap-opera-type films.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2004
UPC:
0024543103264
Original Release:
1957
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, monaural]
Time:
2:36:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by Terry Moore and Russ Tamblyn; AMC Backstory: Peyton Place; the original theatrical trailer; Movietone News footage from the Photoplay Magazine Awards show and the film's premiere.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lana Turner Constance MacKenzie
Hope Lange Selena Cross
Lee Philips Michael Rossi
Lloyd Nolan Dr. Matthew Swain
Arthur Kennedy Lucas Cross
Diane Varsi Allison MacKenzie
Russ Tamblyn Norman Page
Terry Moore Betty Anderson
Barry Coe Rodney Harrington
Betty Field Nellie Cross
David Nelson Ted Carter
Mildred Dunnock Mrs. Thornton
Leon Ames Harrington
Lorne Greene Prosecutor
Erin O'Brien-Moore Mrs. Page
Scotty Morrow Joey Cross
William Lundmark Paul Cross
Kip King Pee Wee
Steffi Sidney Kathy
Tom Greenway Judge
Robert Adler Jury Foreman
Harry Carter Court Clerk
Tami Connor Margie
John Doucette Army Sergeant
Edwin Jerome Cory Hyde
Alan Reed Matt
Alfred Tonkel Bailiff
Jim Brandt Messenger
Edith Claire Miss Colton
Robert H. Harris Seth Bushwell
Peg Hillias Marion Partridge
Mike Lally Bailiff
Ray Montgomery Naval Officer

Technical Credits
Mark Robson Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
David Bretherton Editor
Bertram Granger Set Decoration/Design
John Michael Hayes Screenwriter
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Ben Nye Makeup
Adele Palmer Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward B. Powell Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Jerry Wald Producer
E. Clayton Ward Sound/Sound Designer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/Seasons [3:22]
2. Mr. Rossi [4:43]
3. Allison [3:28]
4. Miss Thornton [3:15]
5. New Principal [:33]
6. Life Lessons [4:01]
7. Fast Girl [4:04]
8. Aspirations [2:43]
9. Birthday Party [2:38]
10. Who's That? [1:59]
11. Standard [2:30]
12. Sunday Services [2:48]
13. Secret Place [3:19]
14. Using Time [3:45]
15. School Dance [2:24]
16. Rebuffed [4:03]
17. Rape [3:45]
18. Independence [3:32]
19. Family Secret [5:31]
20. Darker Secret [:17]
21. Town Picnic [1:31]
22. Having Fun [3:25]
23. Gone Swimming [4:35]
24. Mike's Offer [:02]
25. Accusations [4:07]
26. Adult Decisions [3:34]
27. Winter of Despair [1:38]
28. Honor Roll [4:40]
29. Confession [3:20]
30. Lucas [4:13]
31. Old Friends [1:23]
32. Hard Truths [3:55]
33. The Trial [3:52]
34. Moral Obligation [3:41]
35. Peyton Place [5:12]
36. Season of Love [:18]

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