Rambling Rose 1991
Martha Coolidge's "Rambling Rose" hangs on the screen like a web spun out of glistening memories, and at its center is not a spider but a jewel. It's a soulful remembrance, a vision of nostalgic romance, set in an idealized South that existed probably only in the minds of hypersensitive boys like Buddy, the story's narrator, whose recollections blaze with the refracted light of their own sexual awakening.

These vivid embers of childhood memory come back to Buddy, now an older man (played by John Heard), as he stands on the front porch of his family's Southern home, remembering the sweltering August day when a gangly, disheveled wreck of a girl, glazed with sweat and dust, and carrying a battered suitcase, loped to the foot of the front stairs and into his family's life, transforming it forever. It was 1935 then, and he was only 13 (played by Lukas Haas). The young woman was 19 and her name was Rose (Laura Dern). She was an orphan and was headed for trouble -- she seemed on the verge of becoming a prostitute until Daddy Hillyer (Robert Duvall) and his wife (Diane Ladd) took her in. Rose quickly wins over her employers with her warmth and spirit, but they are concerned about her promiscuity, which soon has every boy in town at her door.

Laura Dern and Diane Ladd, daughter and mother in real life, were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, making them the first mother-daughter duo to be nominated for Academy Awards for the same film or in the same year.

Director: Martha Coolidge
Cast: Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas, John Heard, Kevin Conway, Robert John Burke, Lisa Jakub, Evan Lockwood, Matthew Sutherland, D. Anthony Pender, David E. Scarborough
Country: USA
Genre: Drama

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:01:35 | 6.60 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

-- Widescreen transfer
-- Introduction by director Martha Coolidge
-- Scene by scene commentary with director Martha Coolidge
-- Alternate ending
-- Alternate ending with commentary
-- Outtakes / Deleted Scenes
-- Featurette / Interview with the director
-- Extensive Still Archives with background information about the cast, production team, costumes, set design, locations and more

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:47:22 | 6.23 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Deutsch, Espanol
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Portugues, Nederlands

-- Trailer

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:47:21 | 6.93 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian
Subtitles: Russian