Cousin Bette DVD
Darkly comic translation of Balzac's novel showcases Jessica Lange as the 19th-century French spinster who exacts revenge against her insensitive relatives by using three outsiders in a cunning human chess game. Elisabeth Shue, Bob Hoskins, Hugh Laurie and Geraldine Chaplin also star in this witty period story, which marks the film debut of theatrical director Des McAnuff ("Tommy"). 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer.