The documentary featurette Rediscovering a Rebel provides a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of this milestone film, including a look at the film's early scenes filmed in black and white, before it was decided to start from scratch and shoot the entire film in glorious color. It's here that we briefly see James Dean's character as originally conceived, sporting a brown blazer and wire-rimmed glasses, before it was decided that the "cooler" Jimmy would lose the spectacles and wear a stand-out jacket of fire-engine red. Also of interest are three segments of Warner Bros. Presents, a mid-'50s TV series hosted by Gig Young that showcased Warner productions in progress. Offering a glimpse of the old-school Hollywood promotion machine at its most efficient, these scripted segments are fascinating artifacts of their time. In addition to some interesting behind-the-scenes footage, Natalie Wood makes a charming off-screen ingenue, Jim Backus is a hammy joker, and James Dean (in costume for Giant) sulks in method-school cool while warning the youth of America to drive responsibly. Within weeks of filming that segment, Dean was killed when he lost control of his speeding Porsche Spyder. That supreme irony continues to resonate throughout this highly recommended DVD, proving that Rebel Without a Cause has lost none of its classic vitality. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ce film est un chef-d'oeuvre de l'acteur James Dean! À regarder encore et encore!Published 3 months ago by Christiane 122
Four classics from Hollywood's golden age, starring some of Hollywood's greatest legends (Taylor, Dean, Newman, Brando). A must-see if you love classics.Published on Dec 16 2012 by PS
This movie takes me back to my teenage years.I remember all the guys going out and buying white tshirts and a red wind breakers like James Dean was
wearing in this movie. Read more
Is Warner going to release a special edition of this film in 2005 along with East of Eden for their 50th Anniversaries? Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2004 by "wangyaoping1959"
This movie is one of the best however one reviewer had a lot of negativity about this movie do not listen to him this movie is not crap. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by henry
For all that the title is such a classic one, it is rather inaccurate. And possibly, it was meant to be. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Trekkintheplains
This movie sucks for so many reasons, I can't fit them all in the 1,000 word space that amazon gives me. Read morePublished on April 3 2004 by viewer