Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel,Paul Newman's second film as director stars his wife Joanne Woodward (Three Faces of Eve, Sybil) as an abusive, overbearing mother raising her two daughters (Nell Potts and Roberta Wallach) in an atmosphere of bitterness and hatred.
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a powerful, searingly unsentimental and ultimately transformative drama, with a trio of towering performances from the three female leads at its core.
4K restoration from the original negative
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historian Adrian Martin
The John Player Lecture with Paul Newman (1972): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Derek Malcolm at London s National Film Theatre
1973 Cannes Film Festival press conference with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
Isolated music and effects track
Original theatrical trailer
Original TV spot
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Johnny Mains, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film