Imitation Of Life: Two-Movie Special Edition DVD

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$14.98
Imitation Of Life, one of the most beloved and respected stories of all time, is now available in a new two movie special edition! Based on the 1933 bestselling novel, this emotionally charged drama chronicles the lives of two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness in a world plagued by racism.

The Imitation Of Life Two Movie Special Edition includes both versions of the film: the original 1934 Best Picture nominee starring Claudette Colbert and the 1959 masterpiece starring Lana Turner. With storylines tackling racism, romance, family, success and tragedy, Imitation Of Life is a powerful story that still resonates with audiences today.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 236 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen / Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: January 10, 2012
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Director: Douglas Sirk
  • Cast: Lana Turner , John Gavin , Sandra Dee , Dan O'Herlihy , Susan Kohner , Robert Alda , Juanita Moore , Mahalia Jackson , Troy Donahue
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Black & White / Color
  • Includes:
    Lasting Legacy - An Imitation of Life
    1934 Feature Commentary With African-American Cultural Scholar Avery Clayton
    1959 Feature Commentary With Film Historian Foster Hirsch
    Original Trailers
  • Release Date: 1934, 1959

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4.9

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4.9

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (10)
  • Entertaining (10)
  • Original (5)
  • Informative (4)
  • Great cinematography (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (11)
  • Adult viewers (8)
  • Perfect gift (7)
  • Younger viewers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (8), Casual viewer (3)

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

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from Oreland PA

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
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    • Perfect Gift

    Comments about this product:

    Love the Claudette Colbert one ....excellent

     
    5.0

    Keep the tissues nearby!

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    from Rocky River, Ohio

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • High Production Value

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      Comments about this product:

      Two great stories very much alike yet with subtle twists to the story make both of theses highly successful! A definite tearjerker that will have you deeply engaged in both story lines!

       
      5.0

      Imitation of Life

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      from Myrtle Beach, SC

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Original

      Cons

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        Comments about this product:

        My husband and I have watched this movie several times over the years and decided it was time to add it to our collection.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A great movie for the ages

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        from car Iowa

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        Comments about this product:

        Great to challenge the generation gap should be a required watch.

         
        5.0

        Love this combo!

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        from Phoenix, AZ

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Memorable

        Cons

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          • At Home
          • PERFECT
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about this product:

          I love that there are two different versions to watch and compare.

           
          5.0

          I could watch this over Andover.

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          from New Mexico

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Informative
          • Original

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            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
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            Comments about this product:

            Loved the love story and the interaction between Lana Turner ans her maid.

             
            5.0

            Great story line

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            from Alabama

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining

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              • At Home
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              Comments about this product:

              Love to watch alone or girls night out setting

               
              5.0

              true to life for the times it portrade

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              from benton arkansas

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              • Engaging Characters
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                • A Great Entertainment Val
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                Comments about this product:

                it is great to be able to stay at home and have great movies to watch.

                 
                5.0

                My Favorite Movie Revisited

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                from Orange, NJ

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                Pros

                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Original

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                  • Travel

                  Comments about this product:

                  As a handicapped movie lover with very limited mobility, I'm so happy to be able to find some of the great movies I love and grew up with by simply ordering them online. This is a new experieince for me making it possible to still "attend the movies" in the privacy of my home and I am loving coming into the 21st century. Also, I feel that your prices are reasonable. Thank you!

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding !

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                  from Goshen,NY

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                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining

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                    • At Home

                    Comments about this product:

                    The wife loves the old stuff !!!!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this again!

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                    from Phoenix, AZ

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      I love that I can watch and compare differences in versions from different times, 1934 vs 1959.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Very happy customer

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                      from PA

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                      Pros

                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography

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                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Watch at home

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Heartbreaking, jolie laide of that era.

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                        from Canada

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                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
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                          Comments about this product:

                          This movie beautifully illustrates the heartbreaking, bias, shame and guilt of the time, while masterfully touching on the beauty that can grow in difficult times.

                          A must see!

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