The Lost Weekend
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Booklet, Interactive Menu, Remastered, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Directed by Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot), this gut-wrenching adaptation of Charles Jackson's The Lost Weekend horrified its studio, was rejected by test audiences, and was lobbied by temperance groups, yet went on to huge success and became the awards sensation of its year.
Reuniting after more than a year apart, breast cancer survivors Cindy and Asha celebrate five years of remission with a trip to exotic Playa Tamarindo, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Traveling with their best friend Sheila - who supported them through their treatment - the girls encounter crocodiles and monkeys in the jungle, "fly" through the trees on a harrowing zip line tour, surf with a hunky Italian instructor, and flirt their way through the nightclub scene.
Title: The Lost Weekend Binding: Paperback Author: CharlesJackson Publisher: VintageBooks
Charles Jackson's novel "The Lost Weekend"--the story of five disastrous days in the life of an alcoholic--was published in 1944 to triumphant success. Although he tried to escape its legacy, Jackson is often remembered only as the author of this thinly veiled autobiography. In "Farther & Wilder," the award-winning biographer of Richard Yates and John Cheever goes deeper, exploring Jackson's life--from growing up in the scandal-plagued village of Newark, New York, to a career in Hollywood and friendships with everyone from Judy Garland and Billy Wilder to Thomas Mann and Mary McCarthy.