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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Three Faces of Eve'

When released, it was considered film about mental illness

The Three Faces of Eve Blu-ray (NR)

Movie: 3 and 1/2 out of 4 stars

Disc: 3 out of 4 stars

At the time it was made (1957), “The Three Faces of Eve” (based on the true story of a South Carolina woman) was considered cutting edge in its portrayal of mental illness; specifically multiple personality disorder. Because of both medical and filmmaking advances it hasn’t aged particularly well and seems downright quaint when compared to relatively recent similar movies (“Nuts,” “Rachel Getting Married” and Girl, Interrupted”) yet the Oscar and Goldwen Globe-winning performance by then newcomer Joanne Woodward is throttling, raw, nuanced, nerve-wracking and classically timeless.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/2.35:1), audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.1), French and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0, 1.0) subtitles: English, French and Spanish.

Special features:

• Commentary

• Trailer

• Fox Movietone News: Academy Awards

Fox, $24.99