Tag: Alex North

Tales of Long Gone Hot Summers

Tales of Long Gone Hot Summers

October 5, 2017 | By

It might be October, but it sure feels like a warm August, so let’s dig into William Faulkner’s The Long, Hot Summer (1958) + Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) on Blu from Twilight Time.

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DVD: Dream of Kings, A (1969)

DVD: Dream of Kings, A (1969)

January 21, 2015 | By

What begins as a small drama about a liar, gambler, womanizer, father, and proud Greek turns into a much different film when lead character Matsoukas (Anthony Quinn) makes decision and pushes the story in a direction that may have worked in Harry Mark Petrakis’ novel, but in Daniel Mann’s film it causes Matsoukas to lose some tenuous audience sympathy…

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BR: Pony Soldier (1952)

BR: Pony Soldier (1952)

April 6, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Good/ BR Transfer: Very Good / BR  Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: March, 2013 Genre: Western Synopsis: A Canadian Mountie crosses into the United States to bring back a rogue Cree band. Special Features: Isolated Mono Music Track / […]

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William Faulkner on film, Sam Sniderman passes away

William Faulkner on film, Sam Sniderman passes away

September 24, 2012 | By

Film reviews of The Sound and the Fury (Twilight Time) on Blu and The Long, Hot Summer (Fox) on DVD, each based on material by impenetrable writer William Faulkner, plus news of Sam Sniderman’s passing – bigwig of Sam the Recordman

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BR: Long, Hot Summer, The (1958)

BR: Long, Hot Summer, The (1958)

September 23, 2012 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer: Very Good Extras: Good Label: Twentieth Century-Fox Region: All Released: August 15, 2017 Genre: Drama Synopsis: A drifter with a history of barn burning worms his way into the lives of a troubled new money family. Special Features: Isolated Stereo Music Track / 2001 AMC Backstory episode (21:29) / 1958 Newsreel (2:00) […]

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BR: Sound and the Fury, The

BR: Sound and the Fury, The

September 23, 2012 | By

Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: September, 2012 Genre: Drama Synopsis:  A young woman is forced to make adult decisions when a relationship with a carny handyman and the arrival of her long-lost mother further destabilizes her life with a domineering uncle. Special Features:  Isolated stereo […]

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BR: Bite the Bullet (1975)

BR: Bite the Bullet (1975)

May 21, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / B . Film: Excellent / BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: March, 2012 Genre: Western Synopsis:  Disparate riders compete for a $2,000 cash prize in a deadly 700-mile horse race. Special Features:  8-page colour booklet with liner notes by film […]

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Film Music at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival + Soundtrack Reviews

Film Music at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival + Soundtrack Reviews

April 24, 2012 | By

Just uploaded is a quartet of soundtrack reviews, starting with Howard Shore’s Hugo (HOWE Records), and a few horror titles from La-La land Records that didn’t quite make it into Rue Morgue’s coverage due to space issues… and were perhaps overlooked… until now: Danny Elfman’s epic Planet of the Apes (in a fat 3-disc set),Trevor Jones’ The Sender, and Basil Poledouris’ Spellbinder. Also detailed: specifics of the Film Music Sidebar Series at the upcoming Toronto Jewish Film Festival (May 3-13), including a few things involving me!

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BR: Desirée (1954)

BR: Desirée (1954)

August 9, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label:  Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: April, 2012 Genre: Drama / Biography Synopsis:  Fictionalized dramatization of Desirée Clary’s liaison with Napoleon Bonaparte during his rise from an officer to Emperor of France. Special Features:  Isolated Stereo […]

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