Tag: Jean Simmons

Richard Brooks’ The Happy Ending (1969) + $ (1971)

Richard Brooks’ The Happy Ending (1969) + $ (1971)

June 18, 2016 | By

Reviews of two classic Richard Brooks films – the housewife crack-up drama The Happy Ending (1969) on Blu from Twilight Time + the heist comedy $ (1971) from Sony.

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BR: Happy Ending, The (1969)

BR: Happy Ending, The (1969)

June 18, 2016 | By

The title of Richard Brooks’ 19th feature film as director infers a story with a classic alls-well-that-ends-well finale, but The Happy Ending proved to be something that goes against the grain of a classic Hollywood saga of bored privileged housewives boozing and bed-hopping and clothes shopping to their hearts’ content before hitting sleazy lows…

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Jean Simmons Bids ‘So Long’ at the Fair

Jean Simmons Bids ‘So Long’ at the Fair

May 13, 2016 | By

Jean Simmons’ beloved brother disappears during a stay in Paris in Antony Darnborough’s odd little thriller So Long at the Fair (1950).

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Film: So Long at the Fair (1950)

Film: So Long at the Fair (1950)

May 13, 2016 | By

Producer Antony Darnborough took two pokes at directing in 1950, starting with The Astonished Heart and So Long at the Fair, albeit co-directing both with the aid of then-newcomer Terence Fisher,..

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Film: Blue Lagoon, The (1949)

Film: Blue Lagoon, The (1949)

July 20, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / B . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer:  n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: Xn/aX Genre: Drama / Romance Synopsis:  Two cousins must survive on their own and deal with emerging sexual attractions after being shipwrecked on a tropical island. Special Features: n/a . . […]

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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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BR: Egyptian, The (1954)

BR: Egyptian, The (1954)

August 9, 2011 | By

Film: Excellent BR Transfer: Excellent BR Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: July, 2011 Genre: Historical Drama / Epic Synopsis:  Chronicle of Sinuhe, a gifted surgeon forced to flee his native Egypt due to a Babylonian temptress, the Pharaoh’s ire, and a need for serious soul-searching. Special Features: Audio Commentary by film historians […]

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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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