Tag: Marlon Brando

Diplomatic Bungling: The Chairman (1969) + The Ugly American (1963)

Diplomatic Bungling: The Chairman (1969) + The Ugly American (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

Cold War thrillers and diplomatic bungling galore in THE CHAIRMAN (1969) on Twilight Time Blu + THE UGLY AMERICAN (1963) from Mill Creek.

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BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

BR: Ugly American, The (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

After a largely successful series of films in the second half of the 1950s, Marlon Brando’s push into the 1960s seemed a little cursed, starting with his lone directorial effort, the weird but compelling western…

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Revisiting Bubber: Arthur Penn’s The Chase (1966)

Revisiting Bubber: Arthur Penn’s The Chase (1966)

December 14, 2016 | By

Revisiting Arthur Penn’s film version of Horton Foote’s The Chase (1966), new on Blu from Twilight Time.

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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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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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BR: Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

BR: Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

December 21, 2011 | By

Film: Very Good / BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: November 8, 2011 Genre: Historical Drama Synopsis:  Fletcher Christian moves from officer to reluctant hero in this lavish reworking of the famous Bounty saga. Special Features:   Alternate Prologue (4:11) and Epilogue (3:23) with text intro / 2006 […]

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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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Hot & Bothered: The Chase, by Arthur Penn and Sam Spiegel

Hot & Bothered: The Chase, by Arthur Penn and Sam Spiegel

April 9, 2011 | By

Editor’s Blog on the recent screening of producer Sam Spiegel’s The Chase (1966), as part of their retrospective on director Arthur Penn, plus a review of the film and John Barry’s score…

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Hot & Bothered: The Chase, by Arthur Penn and Sam Spiegel

Hot & Bothered: The Chase, by Arthur Penn and Sam Spiegel

April 9, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Editor’s Blog on the recent screening of producer Sam Spiegel’s The Chase (1966), as part of their retrospective on director Arthur Penn, plus a review of the film and John Barry’s score…

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