Tag: Hugo Friedhofer

Tales of Undersea Treasures: Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

Tales of Undersea Treasures: Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

January 31, 2017 | By

Updated review of Boy on a Dolphin (1957), a personal favourite among Fox’s CInemaScope releases, and recently released by KINO on Blu featuring a stunning HD transfer.

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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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The Rains Came to Ranchipur

The Rains Came to Ranchipur

February 1, 2013 | By

Just up is a review of Twilight Time’s sparking Blu-ray of Jean Negulesco’s The Rains of Ranchipur (1955), the second film version of Louis Bromfield’s 1937 novel. Also added: a review of the 1939 original The Rains Came, plus some genuine editorial blather.

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BR: Rains of Ranchipur, The (1955)

BR: Rains of Ranchipur, The (1955)

February 1, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Good/ BR  Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: November 13, 2013 Genre: Drama / Romance / Disaster Synopsis: The arrival of a wealthy trollop upsets the social balance of an Indian province prior to a devastating series […]

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DVD: Woman Obsessed (1959)

DVD: Woman Obsessed (1959)

July 18, 2011 | By

Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: 0 (NTSC) / Released: June 14, 2011 Genre: Drama / Melodrama Synopsis: A stepfather’s past demons threaten the sanctity and safety of his family in an isolated Saskatchewan community. Special Features:  Stereo Isolated Music Score / Theatrical Trailer / 8-page colour booklet […]

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Colour Noir

Colour Noir

June 13, 2011 | By

Review of Richard Fleischer’s superb ‘colour noir’ suspenser, Violent Saturday (Twilight Time)…

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BR: Violent Saturday (1955)

BR: Violent Saturday (1955)

June 13, 2011 | By

Film: Excellent BR Transfer: Excellent BR Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: July 8, 2014 Genre: Film Noir / Crime / Suspense Synopsis: A mining town’s social order is turned upside-down when three strangers plot a bank robbery. Special Features: Audio Commentary with producer Nick Redman and film historian Julie Kirgo / Isolated Stereo […]

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BR: Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

BR: Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

March 23, 2011 | By

Based on David Divine’s novel, Dolphin is a fairly straightforward tale of two charismatic men – rogue treasure hunter Victor and American archeologist Jim – in search of a gold statue, a boy riding a dolphin, whose deep underwater location is only known by sponge diver / simple island girl Phaedra…

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CD: Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

CD: Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

March 23, 2011 | By

Score: Excellent Label: Intrada Special Collection Released:  September, 2008 Tracks / Album Length:  19 tracks / (54:18) Composer: Hugo Friedhofer Special Notes:  12-page colour booklet with liner notes by Julie Kirgo and original LP liner notes by Hugo Friedhofer. Limited to 1500 copies.     Review: In 1957, Hugo Friedhofer was one of Fox’ top composers, having […]

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