Tag: Edward Dmytryk

Edward Dmytryk’s Warlock (1958) + Bluebeard (1972)

Edward Dmytryk’s Warlock (1958) + Bluebeard (1972)

June 21, 2019 | By

Two genre gems by Edward Dmytryk – the message-heavy western WARLOCK (1958) on Twilight Time Blu + the eurosleaze classic BLUEBEARD (1972) on DVD.

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BR: Warlock (1959)

BR: Warlock (1959)

June 21, 2019 | By

The film, itself based on a praised 1958 novel by Oakley Hall, could be summarized as High Noon (1952) with double the characters and tripled conflicts…

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DVD: Bluebeard (1972)

DVD: Bluebeard (1972)

June 21, 2019 | By

It’s unsure whether director / co-writer Edward Dmytryk was aware of any thin connections to the violent & fetishistic giallo genre, whereas the film’s other co-writers, Maria Pia Fusco and Ennio De Concini…

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A Philip Yordan Trio: Broken Lance (1954), House of Strangers (1949), and The Man from Laramie (1955)

A Philip Yordan Trio: Broken Lance (1954), House of Strangers (1949), and The Man from Laramie (1955)

January 4, 2016 | By

Reviews of 3 films written by / story by prolific Hollywood scribe Philip Yordan: Broken Lance (1954) + The Land from Laramie (1955) from Twilight Time on Blu, and House of Strangers (1949) from Twentieth Century-Fox.

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BR: Broken Lance (1954)

BR: Broken Lance (1954)

January 1, 2016 | By

Perhaps in looking for another suitable smaller-scaled project for up and coming star Robert Wagner + its flamboyant widescreen CinemaScope process, Fox chose to dust off the script of a relatively recent film noir, House of Strangers (1949), Philip Yordan’s adaptation of Jerome Weidman’s novel…

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A Hope Lange Double-Header: The Best of Everything + The Young Lions on Blu

A Hope Lange Double-Header: The Best of Everything + The Young Lions on Blu

August 7, 2015 | By

Reviews of two classic films with underrated actress Hope Lange – Jean Negulesco’s The Best of Everything (1959) + Edward Dmytryk’s The Young Lions on Blu via Twilight Time.

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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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Swan Songs

Swan Songs

November 14, 2011 | By

Review of The Left Hand of God, the weirdly understated drama directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gene Tierney, and released on a fine DVD by Twilight Time.

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DVD: Left Hand of God, The

DVD: Left Hand of God, The

November 14, 2011 | By

  Film: Very Good DVD Transfer: Excellent DVD Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time Region: 0 (NTSC) Released: October, 2011 Genre: Drama / Romance Synopsis: An American mercenary pilot masquerades as a priest to evade a local warlord, but finds his situation complicated when a nurse begins to fall for him. Special Features: 8-page colour booklet […]

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