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Bette Davis Centenary Celebration Collection

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This comes out on April 8th. It includes All About Eve, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The Virgin Queen, Phone Call from a Stranger, & The Nanny.

I've never seen Phone Call from a Stranger. Is it a good film?
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I've never seen "Phone Call From a Stranger" nor "The Nanny".
I think April 8 is an excellent day for Bette to come out.
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"The Nanny" is great!

Love that one.
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Phone Call From a Stranger is an interesting film, Bette has a supporting role in that one. Her husband at the time Gary Merrill stars as a man who survives a plane crash and then delivers messages to loved ones of passengers who did not make it. Bette plays one of those he visits. Shelley Winters is one of the passengers.
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They play this movie on Fox Movie Channel, channel 257 on Time Warner Cable. Seriously, it's on at least twice a month....that's where I saw it.
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.- Bette Davis
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That's an interesting mix of her films--who came up with that lineup?
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"That's an interesting mix of her films--who came up with that lineup?"

I'm sure it's hard to pick from her catalogue. I think they should have included Jezebel. Neither of her Oscar wins are included.
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Hm....for me, I would have put THE GREAT LIE or MR. SKEFFINGTON in there
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There's an ongoing Bette dvd box set series in addition to this one.
They are up to volume 3 (in April) and are much more representative of her career.



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I'm just glad that The Virgin Queen, Phone Call from a Stranger, & The Nanny are coming to DVD.
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same here. I'll buy them individually.
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Jezebel is my favourite Bette Davis performance. Such a mistake to not include it.

I was always fond of Mr. Skeffington as well, but I've not seen The Nanny. And it should definitely have Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
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If you love Bette Davis, the Clearview Cinema on 23rd between 7th and 8th, is showing "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" on April 26th. It will be like a "Rocky Horror" show with the audience saying the lines, a pre-show, etc. I'll be there...
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.- Bette Davis