Tag: Edward Anhalt

BR: Hour of the Gun (1967)

BR: Hour of the Gun (1967)

November 7, 2017 | By

In between the sprawling super-productions of The Hallelujah Trail (1965) and Ice Station Zebra (1968), in 1967 John Sturges switched to a smaller intimate project that was ostensibly about the stubborn friendship between two men of differing moral character bonded by an unwavering loyalty…

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BR: Satan Bug, The (1965)

BR: Satan Bug, The (1965)

October 8, 2015 | By

John Sturges’ film version of Alistair MacLean’s novel (written under the pseudonym Ian Stuart) is a highly underrated and important entry in the virus or bio-thriller film, and finally makes its deserved Blu-ray release after being ignored on home video for far too long…

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DVD: Panic in the Streets (1950)

DVD: Panic in the Streets (1950)

October 8, 2015 | By

After handling the social dramas Gentleman’s Agreement and Pinky, director Elia Kazan returned to the docu-style of Boomerang, this time relishing the tension of a city manhunt for a handful of possibly infected plague carriers. Kazan’s use of genuine locations is superb, capturing the grime of poverty-row housing, ethnic ghettos, and the gleaming city buildings and streets which house nervous state officials looking for a quick fix for a messy problem…

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BR: Young Lions, The (1958)

BR: Young Lions, The (1958)

August 7, 2015 | By

The classic film version of Irwin Shaw’s somewhat autobiographical novel about three sets of characters struggling through the dramatic arc of WWII finally arrives on Blu-ray via Twilight Time in a stellar transfer that features a true surround sound mix (more stereo than directional effects, but very clean) and an isolated score of one of Hugo Friedhofer’s greatest scores, taken from the original recording sessions…

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