Tag: Henry Koster

Wynne Wins, and Two Shades of Jimmy Stewart

Wynne Wins, and Two Shades of Jimmy Stewart

June 14, 2014 | By

Blu-ray reviews of two starkly different Jimmy Stewart films from Twilight Time – Two Rode Together (1962) and Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) – and thoughts on Kathleen Wynne’s majority victory over Mr. Permasmile and Ms. Bland.

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BR: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

BR: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

June 14, 2014 | By

Author Edward Streeter may not have realized t when he wrote the novel Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation in 1954, but he actually created the template for the classic 80s family vacation comedy in which a befuddled father and marginally frustrated wife have to deal with the antics of their kids on foreign terrain…

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BR: Robe, The (1953)

BR: Robe, The (1953)

July 7, 2012 | By

Film: Very Good BR Transfer: Very Good BR Extras: Excellent Label: 20th Century-Fox Region: All Released: March 17, 2009 Genre: Biblical Epic / Drama Synopsis: The Roman who supervised the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is haunted by guilt, and fears the power of the dead king’s robe. Special Features:  Introduction by Martin Scorsese (1:19) / […]

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Hollywood Gothic, Part I: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

Hollywood Gothic, Part I: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

September 28, 2011 | By

DVD review of the little-known (well, certainly for me) 1952 gothic suspense-drama My Cousin Rachel (Twilight Time), starring Olivia de Havilland, and a young fresh-faced snot named Richard Burton.

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BR: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

BR: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

September 28, 2011 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer: Very Good Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: January 23, 2018 Genre: Gothic Romance / Drama / Suspense Synopsis: A young man sets out to unmask his cousin’s widow as a gold digger, only to find a tea-making Oedipal sweetheart… or is she merely teasing him for the […]

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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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Film: No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Film: No Highway in the Sky (1951)

June 20, 2011 | By

Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: n/a/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Drama / Aviation Synopsis: An aeronautical engineer is convinced the tail of a new commercial airliner will fall off in mid-flgith – with him as one of the doomed passengers. Special Features: n/a     Review: This 1951 adaptation of Nevil […]

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