In this five disc collection, 20th Century Fox has brought together five films celebrating the art of acting. Featuring spectacular leading lady performances, the Best Actress Collection includes the films ANASTASIA, THE THREE FACES OF EVE, BOYS DON'T CRY, NORMA RAE, and WALK THE LINE!
ANASTASIA: For years rumors abound that only Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, survived a Bolshevik attack on her family in 1918. Because a huge fortune awaits Anastasia, greedy expatriate Russian General Bounine (Yul Brynner) attempts to groom a beautiful destitute woman (Bergman) to pass for the empress. The woman becomes so convincing that even the General suspects she really is Anastasia. But in order to escape poverty, she must prove her identity to Anastasia's grandmother (Helen Hayes) in a story that remains one of the most cherished classics.
THE THREE FACES OF EVE: Based on Corbett H. Thigpen's novel of the same name, THE THREE FACES OF EVE follows the fascinating story of a deeply troubled young Southern housewife. Suffering from headaches, emotional upset, and forgetfulness, Eve White sees a psychiatrist, Dr. Luther (Lee J. Cobb). At first Luther gives Eve banal, commonsense advice and sends her home to her husband (David Wayne). But as Eve's condition worsens, Luther hypnotizes her, unveiling two additional personalities within the woman-a vamp and an independent sophisticate. But curing Eve will require a deep probe into an abusive past and support from her less-than-supportive husband. With narration by the inimitable Alistair Cooke, THE THREE FACES OF EVE is intriguing drama at its classic best.
BOYS DON'T CRY: A true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself, BOYS DON'T CRY is "One of the 10 Best Films of 1999" (National Board of Review). Critically acclaimed and nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, this four-star, "must-see" (People), "riveting" (Entertainment Weekly) drama features incredible performances by newcomers Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny.
NORMA RAE: Set in the industrial South and based on a true story, Martin Ritt's NORMA RAE, starring Sally Field, is a moving portrait of a woman's fight to improve both her own life and the deplorable conditions that exist in the mill where she works. Norma Rae is a lively working mother in a Alabama milltown. She works at the Henley mill alongside her family and friends and is content with her "nothing special" life until she meets Reuben, a dedicated labor organizer from New York. She realizes how intolerable the mill's working conditions are, and begins the long struggle to unionize her factory.
WALK THE LINE: With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as dark as the night, the legendary "Man in Black" revolutionized music - and forged his legacy as a genuine American icon. Golden Globe winners Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon star (and sing) as Johnny Cash and June Carter in this inspiring true story of one man's unwavering devotion to his sound, his message and the greatest love of his life.