Tag: Charlton Heston

Of Presidents and Buccaneers

Of Presidents and Buccaneers

October 22, 2019 | By

Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson in 3 unique productions: THE PRESIDENT’S LADY (1953) on Twilight Time Blu + Cecil B. DeMille’s 1938 and 1958 productions of THE BUCCANEER from Olive Films.

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DVD: Buccaneer, The (1958)

DVD: Buccaneer, The (1958)

October 22, 2019 | By

Cecil B. DeMille wasn’t adverse to revisiting a hit property – his 1956 remake of his 1923 spectacular The Ten Commandments ensured the producer-director of Samson and Delilah…

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Jess Franco’s Bloody Moon + other merry sexploitation misadventures

Jess Franco’s Bloody Moon + other merry sexploitation misadventures

July 26, 2014 | By

A triple-threat of Jess Franco sleaze: reviews of Bloody Moon (1981) on Blu and Devil Hunter (1980) on DVD from Severin Films + Franco’s Linda (1981), and quick thoughts on Solar Crisis, Richard C. Sarafian’s orphan epic sci-fi flick that sort of popped up in a related news report this week.

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BR: Khartoum (1966)

BR: Khartoum (1966)

July 24, 2014 | By

A film clearly put into production to cash in on the success of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Khartoum’s central subject is another forgotten British hero – General Charles ‘Chinese” Gordon – whose claim to fame was problem-solving strife and divisions in Asia, Africa, and later the Middle East…

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Khartoum – a Cinerama Desert Panorama!

Khartoum – a Cinerama Desert Panorama!

July 24, 2014 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s really gorgeous Blu-ray of Khartoum (1966), starring Charlton Heston as Another Important Historical Figure With Grey Hair.

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BR: Major Dundee (1965)

BR: Major Dundee (1965)

July 23, 2014 | By

One of the more infamous cases of a studio taking over the post-production of a film and releasing the end product without the director’s approval, Major Dundee still bears the legendary brand of the Epic That Never Was…

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DVD: El Cid (1961)

DVD: El Cid (1961)

December 6, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / E . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent / DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Genius Products/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: January 29, 2008 Genre: Historical Epic / Biography Synopsis: The life of El Cid, the legendary hero who fought to unite 11th century Spain. Special Features: . 4-page colour […]

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DVD: Man for All Seasons, A (1988)

DVD: Man for All Seasons, A (1988)

November 11, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / M . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: September 27, 2011 Genre: Historical Drama / Play Synopsis: Film version of Robert Bolt’s classic play concerning Sir Thomas More’s tragic stand against King Henry VIII over chuch […]

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DVD: Treasure Island (1990)

DVD: Treasure Island (1990)

November 11, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / T to U . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: September 27, 2011 Genre: Action / Adventure / Pirates Synopsis: Jim Dawkins attempts to thwart Long John Silver from finding a buried treasure with his […]

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Heston and Snell

Heston and Snell

August 30, 2011 | By

Editor’s Blog on the collaboration between actor Charlton Heston and producer Peter Snell, which began with the film adaptations of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (Lionsgate), and Antony and Cleopatra (Warner Home Video).

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