Pretty Baby (1978) – Imprint Collection #174


Out of stock

Number of Blu-ray Discs




Release Date

26 October 2022

Runtime (in minutes)


Product Code IMP3166

In 1917, in the red-light district of New Orleans, they called her “Pretty Baby”.

Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother’s madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.

Controversial at the time of release as the story centred on the taboo theme of child prostitution. Acclaimed director Louis Malle created a film of humanity and beauty and is a must-see for all serious film fans.

Starring Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine & Susan Sarandon.

Worldwide first on Blu-ray.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a newly restored 4K scan by Paramount Pictures
  • NEW Audio commentary with film historian Kat Ellinger
  • NEW The Experience of Innocence – Brooke Shields on Pretty Baby
  • NEW La Vie en Gris: The Anglophone Louis Malle in Seven Films – video essay by filmmaker/film historian Daniel Kremer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HOH subtitles
  • Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork