Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

The James Dean Era


List Price: CDN$ 21.95
Price: CDN$ 21.91 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 0.04
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
10 new from CDN$ 18.04 3 used from CDN$ 21.19

Product Details

  • Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All RegionsAll Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Mvd/Conveyor
  • Release Date: March 1 2005
  • Run Time: 208 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005TRZL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,084 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: DVD
Three of Dean's half hour tv dramas are presented here with lots of extras. I AM A FOOL and THE UNLIGHTED ROAD are well known but SOMETHING FOR AN EMPTY BRIEFCASE is a find- thought lost and not seen for half a century.
Dean is brilliant in these three very different performances, giving us a kaleidoscope of what he was capable of. He is vulnerable and yearning in I AM A FOOL, confident but sensitive in THE UNLIGHTED ROAD, and macho/sexy in BRIEFCASE. In fact, his performance in the latter makes one wish he had played Liliom or Billy Bigelow (LILIOM/CAROUSEL) - it's a case study for the perfect interpretation of that role.
Dean was incredibly sexy and incredibly talented - his talent as displayed in the dozens of tv dramas he appeared in showcase his abilities far more than the three released Hollywood films. Any fan of Dean's must collect these performances - there are a number of them out there on DVD and VHS: HARVEST, THE BELLS OF COCKAIGNE, HILL NUMBER ONE; I AM A FOOL; THE UNLIGHTED ROAD; SOMETHING FOR AN EMPTY BRIEFCASE; LONG TIME TILL DAWN; ABRAHAM LINCOLN, etc.
This is a must-own rarity DVD for every Dean fan.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By CHRISTOPHER HURST on April 10 2002
Format: DVD
This is a little gem of a DVD/CD thingy, It has three tv shows starring Jimmy one of which has never been seen before (ever by anyone i think...and as mine is the first review than maybe i am the only one...god i feel special) it also has veritable platter of lovely extras. The CD thingy is almost as pretty as the DVD thingy it has funky little intros from Elvis, some guy and a racist, the only problem being that they are not full versions of the songs and like most of the women in my life fade out just as im getting excited. Its still quite good in the car though ( the CD thingy I mean )
Something for an empty briefcase is the long lost film ( God knows how they lost it all I did was put James dean in a search engine and i found it) Its one of the better of Jimmys early works, about a guy who wants to go straight with the help of a woman ( never one to be type cast our Jim ) but its a cake style treat as Jimmy really seems to be enjoying himself and isnt as broody as some of his roles, I like it and i have great taste (presently im wearing a really nice t-shirt my mum bought). The extras on the disk are really short but really sweet, like a box of nice chocolates except not fattening, they include outakes from East of eden, trailers secret recordings of Jimmy on acting some racecourse footage and someother stuff i cant remember, all this and a chewy caramel centre.
In summary you should buy this cous i think it is good and for once it doesnt have tony curtis introducing it, and as a special treat the CD thingy has a ghostly recording of Jimmy on the
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 7 reviews
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Superb Dean tv performances - a must-own March 31 2004
By A. Andersen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Three of Dean's half hour tv dramas are presented here with lots of extras. I AM A FOOL and THE UNLIGHTED ROAD are well known but SOMETHING FOR AN EMPTY BRIEFCASE is a find- thought lost and not seen for half a century.
Dean is brilliant in these three very different performances, giving us a kaleidoscope of what he was capable of. He is vulnerable and yearning in I AM A FOOL, confident but sensitive in THE UNLIGHTED ROAD, and macho/sexy in BRIEFCASE. In fact, his performance in the latter makes one wish he had played Liliom or Billy Bigelow (LILIOM/CAROUSEL) - it's a case study for the perfect interpretation of that role.
Dean was incredibly sexy and incredibly talented - his talent as displayed in the dozens of tv dramas he appeared in showcase his abilities far more than the three released Hollywood films. Any fan of Dean's must collect these performances - there are a number of them out there on DVD and VHS: HARVEST, THE BELLS OF COCKAIGNE, HILL NUMBER ONE; I AM A FOOL; THE UNLIGHTED ROAD; SOMETHING FOR AN EMPTY BRIEFCASE; LONG TIME TILL DAWN; ABRAHAM LINCOLN, etc.
This is a must-own rarity DVD for every Dean fan.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
If you haven't anything more to offer, why don't you simply say so? Aug. 30 2007
By Snorre Smari Mathiesen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
(BEWARE: THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE VIDTAPE-VERSION OF THIS RELEASE FROM 2005)

Being interested in the life of James Dean, I was very excited when I bought this DVD from a private seller for only a few bucks. However, the excitement quickly faded after I'd put the disc in the player and was ready to see SOMETHING FOR AN EMPTY BRIEFCASE, a rare TV-movie starring Jimmie which I hadn't seen before. Unless I received wrong disc (which I doubt, as it read THE JAMES DEAN ERA) this release is another sad chapter in the history of false advertisement. On the cover, this DVD claims to include the following rarites:

- Three James Dean TV-movies, SOMETHING FOR AN EMPTY BRIEFCASE, THE UNLIGHTED ROAD and I'M A FOOL
- Original commercials with James Dean
- Rare outtakes
- Trailers from the films GIANT, EAST OF EDEN AND REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
- Film posters
- Photo gallery
- Car racing footage
- Special James Dean recordings: "Playing bongos '54," "Dean's Lament" and "Jungle Rythm"

Sounds rather fantastic to any admirer of the fascinating actor....however, this is not what we are given. My disc contains the documentary FOREVER JAMES DEAN, the trailers from the three films and advertisements for other DVD's, i.e. some Johnny Cash-stuff. FOREVER JAMES DEAN is an interesting enough documentary, as it includes several interviews with friends and colleagues of the actor, but it is by now already available on the EAST OF EDEN-DVD from Warner Brothers, so its inclusion feels superfluous. The same goes for all the trailers. I've searched through the DVD several times and can't find anything else. Avoid this item and buy the version from Eclectic DVD Dist instead; it doesn't include all the goodies that this release was supposed to, but at least it doesn't claim to offer more than it actually does.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
LOGO WARNING!!!!! Oct. 4 2008
By larryj1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I agree this set contains a great selection of material. I'm pleased with the DVD quality. But, unfortunately, there is a "Stardust Records" logo 3 times during Something For An Empty Briefcase. None of the other material has this logo. Had I known this, I would not have purchased this set. I must deduct one star for this desecreation of an otherwise great set.
Five Stars Aug. 26 2014
By John - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Great
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
MY PRIVATE JAMES DEAN ERA'S DVD! Oct. 1 2011
By gianluca guaitoli - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a best dvd on James Dean I've seen!
More of the three tv short films one cd with best rock 'n' roll era songs, maybe some liked at Jimmy, to deep in the world of the magic fifteens...to dream of still being at that time and maybe meet james dean!
Delicious menu style, insights on the commercials that have produced and presented the three short tv films and the two famous spots: one just begun his career and the other sadly the last.
A unique item for all fans, look for it and take it!!


Feedback