HERE COMES THE BRIDE. AND THE EX-HUSBAND. AND A GOSSIP-RAGCOLUMNIST ON ASSIGNMENT. THE LUMINOUS TALE OF A FAULT-FINDING,BRIDE-TO-BE SOCIALITE WHO GETS HER COMEUPPANCE AND AN UNEXPECTEDMR. RIGHT.
The two-disc edition of the classic comedy The Philadelphia Story
provides a welcome look at the leading lady and the director in the two substantial documentaries anchoring the second disc. All About Me
is pretty much what the title says: a 1993 feature written and narrated by Katharine Hepburn herself discussing her film career and private life with such famous paramours as Howard Hughes and Spencer Tracy. The George Cukor installment of The Men Who Made the Movies
gives an hourlong overview of the director's work (but not his life) with generous clips. The first disc is accompanied by a commentary track by film historian Jeanine Basinger, who has a lot of information at her fingertips but is a little dry. The new transfer has removed most of the lines and damage from the picture compared to the original DVD release and is noticeably crisper. Last but not least, the two-disc edition comes in a standard amaray keepcase rather than the much-maligned cardboard snap case. --David Horiuchi