Among the year’s more unlikely Blu-ray releases is the creepy 1972 thriller “You’ll Like My Mother” (Shout! Factory, out Tuesday for $30). But it's a cracker of a film that has held up surprisngly well over the decades.
Patty Duke stars as a pregnant widow who journeys to northern Minnesota after her husband's death in Vietnam to try and connect with the mother-in-law she’s never met. A hostile welcome quickly turns to despair after a snowstorm traps her and her late husband’s odd relatives in their musty manor — brilliantly played by the Glensheen estate in Duluth (five years before the infamous murders there). Unseemly secrets hide around every creaky corner.
But Sian Barbara Allen steals the show as the "feeble minded" Kathleen, who knows more than anyone expects. Allen's performance received a Golden Globe nomination for best newcomer.
Allen and Thomas reminisce about their roles and the making of the movie in an hourlong feature on the Blu-ray. A photo gallery and trailer round out the extras.