Tag: John Frankenheimer

BR: Lost Soul – The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

BR: Lost Soul – The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

August 19, 2015 | By

After switching from directing music videos to feature films with his punk, post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Hardware (1990), Richard Stanley would follow-up with Dust Devil (1992), and what was supposed to be his Hollywood debut, The Island of Dr. Moreau, a revisionist version of H.G. Wells’ novel…

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BR: Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

BR: Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

February 19, 2015 | By

Not unlike The Train (1966), the original director of this adaptation of Thomas Gaddis’ 1955 book about lifer Robert Stroud involved a director being replaced by John Frankenheimer, and as Twilight Time commentators Nick Redman, Julie Kirgo, and Paul Seydor note in unison, the choice of Michael Crichton…

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Burt Lancaster Goes to War!

Burt Lancaster Goes to War!

January 22, 2015 | By

Burt Lancaster stars in Stanley Kramer and Abby Mann’s classic postwar drama Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) + John Frankenheimer’s WII art heist thriller The Train (1964), both on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Train, The (1964)

BR: Train, The (1964)

January 21, 2015 | By

One of the greatest WWII and caper films most may never have heard of, The Train was based on the autobiographical book Le front de l’art by Rose Valland, a woman charged with cataloguing France’s Parisian art treasures for the Nazis, and whose meticulous record keeping enabled the French to keep a tally of stolen art during the war’s final period as the Nazis attempted to smuggle as much cultural loot to Berlin…

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CD: Challenge, The (1982)

CD: Challenge, The (1982)

October 24, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / C . Rating: Very Good Label: La-La Land Records/ Released: March, 2013 Tracks & Album Length: 19 tracks / (76:11) . Special Notes: 12-page colour booklet with liner notes by Jeff Bond / Limited to 3000 copies. . Composer: Jerry Goldsmith . . Review: Alongside The Yakuza (1974) and Rising […]

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The Car in Motion: Racing Films, Part I

The Car in Motion: Racing Films, Part I

June 3, 2011 | By

First enty in racing films, starting with a review of John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix (Warner Home Video), which contains superb widescreen racing sequences…

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BR: Grand Prix (1966)

BR: Grand Prix (1966)

June 3, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / G . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: May 24, 2011 Genre: Drama / Car Racing Synopsis: The dreams and fears of three Formula One drivers come alive during the 1966 Grand Prix season. Special Features: 5 Featurettes: […]

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