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Pretty Baby (Special Edition) (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Louis Malle
Available Date : 08/22/2023
Release Year : 1978
Running Time : 110
UPC : 738329263782
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Genre : Drama
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Internationally acclaimed director Louis Malle (Elevator to the Gallows, Au Revoir les Enfants, Damage) has taken a taboo subject—child prostitution—and created in Pretty Baby a film of humanity and beauty. Keith Carradine (The Long Riders) is E.J. Bellocq, a photographer in 1917 obsessed with the prostitutes in New Orleans’ red-light district. Brooke Shields (The Blue Lagoon)—whose “subtlety and depth are astonishing” (Roger Ebert)—is Violet, a 12-year-old girl who bewitches Bellocq with her curiosity and naïve coquettishness. Malle’s level-headed treatment of this controversial theme, sumptuous cinematography by Sven Nykvist (Persona) and exceptional performances by the entire cast—especially Susan Sarandon (Atlantic City) as Violet’s mother—make Pretty Baby a must-see for all serious film fans. Pretty Baby was co-produced and co-written by Polly Platt (Broadcast News, Say Anything, Bottle Rocket), the iconic producer who helped launch the film careers of legendary filmmakers James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe and Wes Anderson.

Product Extras :


  • Brand New HD Master by Paramount Pictures – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
  • The Experience of Innocence: Brooke Shields on PRETTY BABY
  • Filmmaker Focus: Film Historian Leonard Maltin on PRETTY BABY
  • La Vie en Gris: Video Essay by Filmmaker/Historian Daniel Kremer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English Subtitles
Publish Date : 2023-07-25
  • Louis Malle - Director
  • Susan Sarandon - Actor
  • Keith Carradine - Actor
  • Brooke Shields - Actor
  • Frances Faye - Actor
  • Antonio Fargas - Actor
  • Diana Scarwid - Actor
  • Barbara Steele - Actor
  • Gerrit Graham - Actor
  • Mae Mercer - Actor

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