HBO Titles in Prime Instant Video


Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$18.00 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by goHastings.

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Amazon.com Add to Cart
$19.98  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
American_St... Add to Cart
$22.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
BuymeCheap Add to Cart
$29.10  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

Mildred Pierce (DVD/Blu-ray Collector's Edition) (2011)

Kate Winslet , Guy Pearce  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (955 customer reviews)

List Price: $49.99
Price: $23.32 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $26.67 (53%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Monkey Gamez Media and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, Oct. 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Prime Members Per Episode Buy Season
Mildred Pierce Season 1
$0.00
$3.99 $18.99
Mildred Pierce Season 1 [HD]
$0.00
$4.99 $23.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 4-Disc Version $23.32  
DVD Wide Screen Edition $19.99  
Deal of the Day: West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set
While supplies last, save up to 79% Experience every sensational song, dazzling dance number and magical movie moment of West Side Story in sparkling high definition with pure 7.1 digital sound. Offer ends October 20, 2014 at 11:59pm PST as part of Amazon's Deal of the Day. Learn more

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Mildred Pierce (DVD/Blu-ray Collector's Edition) + Mildred Pierce (Keepcase)
Price for both: $31.29

Buy the selected items together
  • Mildred Pierce (Keepcase) $7.97

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Videos Related to This Product


Product Details

  • Actors: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Collector's Edition, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: January 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (955 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041KKZHS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,212 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mildred Pierce (DVD/Blu-ray Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

Audio Commentaries with Todd Haynes, Jon Raymond, Mark Friedberg on parts 3 and 5
Series Index (menu-based)
Previews (Parts 1-5)

Collector's Edition
bonus features:
Inside the episode pieces for parts 1-5
The Making of Mildred Pierce

Editorial Reviews

She gave her daughter everything, but everything was not enough. Mildred Pierce brings to life the memorable characters introduced in James M. Cain’s classic 1941 novel of pride and privilege in the middle class. Starring Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, and co-written and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes, this five-part drama is an intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years, as she struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred’s unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda (Evan Rachel Wood), as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon (Guy Pearce) and ex-husband Bert Pierce (Brian F. O’Byrne)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
124 of 136 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
When I heard that one of my favorite indie directors, Todd Haynes, was going to revisit the classic "Mildred Pierce" envisioned by hard boiled novelist James M. Cain--I was undeniably stoked and have patiently awaited the arrival of this new interpretation. Of course, everyone knows that an original film version won Joan Crawford an Oscar (not to mention inspired my second favorite Carol Burnett show)--but that presentation was more forties melodrama than classic Cain. Haynes has already proven a knack for period detail with the Douglas Sirk homage "Far From Heaven" (my favorite film of the year it was released), so I thought he might bring new life to this familiar tale. And, indeed he has. Eschewing some of the irony and romanticism that I had expected, Haynes has opted instead for a downbeat realism that highlights the Depression era class struggles in much more detail than the previous film version.

I must admit that I literally sat there and watched the entire 5 hour HBO story from start to finish. Of course, if you have a life--you probably aren't going to do the same and that's undoubtedly a good thing. I think it is best to let this "Mildred Pierce" unfold at its own leisurely pace. In truth, for my taste, the program runs a little long at five hours. Less patient viewers might struggle with the first part and its lengthy set-up, but things heat up considerably the further into the miniseries you progress. I respect Haynes' decision to modulate the narrative pacing--it certainly gives you more of an opportunity to get invested in the characterizations. So even if you initially question where the story is going and how long it will take to get there, rest assured that patience will be rewarded.

"Mildred Pierce," at heart, is a tale of mother love and sacrifice.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Faithful to the Novel April 11, 2011
Format:DVD
In Todd Haynes adaptation of "Mildred Pierce," gone is the noir drama of the 1945 movie of the same name with Joan Crawford, and some screenwriting from William Faulkner, and it's replaced with a more faithful to the James M Cain novel, which is a much more realistic portrayal of the times, and captures the bright realism of the novel which is plays more like a Edward Hopper painting than noir.

As in the novel, Mildred Pierce is a `grass widow,' which is depression era parlance for a divorced woman, needs to support her family of two children, Veda and Ray, because her husband Bert can't find a job and is carrying out an affair with a married woman. After Mildred throws Bert out she finds she only has skills enough for restaurant work and making pies. An employment agency sends her out on a job as a maid but pride won't allow her to take the job because she has to wear a uniform and defer to the lady of the house. Recuperating from the humiliation she felt at having to take a job as a maid in a diner she discovers they need a new waitress, and Mildred swallows her pride and takes the job. She quickly learns all the in's and out's of the restaurant business and opens her own, which in short order is successful. Her daughter Veda, who seems to have been born a snob, continually humiliates Mildred and those around her she considers of a lower social status (Why Veda feels that way we're never told, except from glimpses of Mildred behaving the same way such as kicking Bert only because she didn't get a winter fur coat) shows an interest in, and talent for playing the piano and as she grows older becomes an operatic singer.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Slow & Lacking Depth March 28, 2012
Format:DVD
Nominated for a slew of Emmys, HBO's Mildred Pierce is based on a novel that opens in the midst of the Great Depression, and centers around a housewife's attempts to keep her daughters fed and make a name for herself.

Money is tight and Mildred (Kate Winslet) has been padding the grocery bill by making pies and cakes. But when she decides to kick her husband Bert (Brían F. O'Byrne) out of the house for cheating on her and go at it alone, she rapidly discovers the world is not kind to a single mother. Determined not to rely on the charity of her friends, or accept help from her father-in-law, Mildred swallows her pride and becomes a waitress -- much to the horror of her eldest daughter, Veda (Morgan Turner), who puts on airs in spite of their impoverished situation. Soon, her talent in the kitchen will open up a new world of prospects, so long as she can keep the men in her life from becoming too much of a problem. Among them is the fashionable and charismatic Monty Beragon (Guy Pearce), but their tumultuous romance combined with Mildred's desperate attempts to live up to her daughter's impossible standards will take them all down a desperate path.

Even though this miniseries boasts lovely period details and an impressive cast, I am not in love with it. This is due in part to the protagonists, few of whom I managed to like. Bert is the best thing this series has to offer and he's cheating on his wife! Mildred is a completely insecure woman who bends over backwards to try and "earn" the love of her utter wretch of a daughter, and only winds up being hurt... over and over again. At some point, the audience becomes frustrated with her and wishes she would move on. Monty is a total cad.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very entertaining.
Published 7 hours ago by Natalie P Broomhall
4.0 out of 5 stars A faithful adaptation, well crafted.
Quite faithful to the book. Acting is wonderful! It's good to see this American classic so faithfully adapted to dramatic media.
Published 12 hours ago by J. Lody
3.0 out of 5 stars Stick with the original - Joan did it better
It is difficult to get the original Joan Crawford version out of my head. I see that this is a different take with some different plot twists. Read more
Published 18 hours ago by John R. Calcetas
2.0 out of 5 stars Honestly I simply could not get past her absolutely infuriating ...
Honestly I simply could not get past her absolutely infuriating, snobby, disrespectful brat of a daughter. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Elizabeth
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Mildred's one savy girl when she's working.
Published 23 hours ago by D
5.0 out of 5 stars I would highly recommend this mini-series
I enjoyed this mini-series. Kate Winslet was amazing and in general all the parts were played well. A gripping story of the triumphs of a smart, but very controlling woman and the... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Rita, an avid reader.
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it. No it was not like the clasic ...
Really enjoyed it. No it was not like the clasic movie but I'm glad it was different and had an artistic point of view. I guess I would say it had a stylized version.
Published 1 day ago by Stanlee K Hodsden
4.0 out of 5 stars Was a good expansion of the original movie
Was a good expansion of the original movie. What kept me watching was the exceptional eye to detail in depicting the era of the story. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Susan MacMillan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this story! Kate Winslet and the rest of the cast are awesome!
Published 1 day ago by Heather L Dragstedt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Never boring throughout the series. Wish there was a season two.
Published 1 day ago by Patricia T. Morgan
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Forums

Topic From this Discussion
What do you think of this film version of Mildred Pierce?
Hi,
has subtitles in Portuguese BR?
Thank you.
May 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer |  See all 2 posts
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions


Look for Similar Items by Category

Monkey Gamez Media Privacy Statement Monkey Gamez Media Shipping Information Monkey Gamez Media Returns & Exchanges