Blu-ray Review “The Three Faces of Eve (1957)”

3faceseveStarring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Nancy Kulp, Douglas Spencer, Ken Scott
Director: Nunnally Johnson
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Run Time: 92 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars

“The Three Faces of Eve (1957)” is being released on Blu-ray for the first time under 20th Century Fox Studio Classics. This film is definitely considered a classic. Joanne Woodward is stunning in this film and her performance is extraordinary, which also earned here an Oscar. This film was based on real life woman, Chris Costner-Sizemore, who was on record of having 22 different personalities. In fact, I read that some of the film’s dialogue actually came from the medical case-notes by Corbett H. Thigpen MD and Hervey M. Cleckley MD. This film has held up so well over the years and is still mesmerizing to watch today. A must have for any classic film lover.

Official Premise: Joanne Woodward brought home a Best Actress Oscar for her unforgettable portrayal of a woman with multiple personality disorder. Woodward plays Eve White, a troubled housewife who begins seeing a psychiatrist. Under hypnosis, Eve’s two additional personalities are revealed: a vamp and an independent sophisticate – but curing her will require a probe into her disturbing past.

Fox delivered this film on Blu-ray with a fantastic presentation. The 1080p transfer is solid and the nearly 60 year old film looks amazing. The DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track also is quite sharp and delivers the dialogue perfectly. In terms of special features, there is nothing new from past DVD releases. There is an audio commentary track with film historian Aubrey Solomon, which is an interesting track overall with some great detail. Besides that there is an Fox Movietone News: Academy Awards and original theatrical trailer included.

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