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Tales of Long Gone Hot Summers

Tales of Long Gone Hot Summers

October 5, 2017 | By

It might be October, but it sure feels like a warm August, so let’s dig into William Faulkner’s The Long, Hot Summer (1958) + Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

BR: Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

October 5, 2017 | By

The third film based on a Tennessee Williams play did great business upon its release, even earning Oscar nominations for Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, plus Art Direction-Set Decoration, but Suddenly, Last Summer is a strange little film whose pedigree hides a troubled production that may have contributed to the weird atmosphere…

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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: Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

BR: Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

January 21, 2015 | By

Abby Mann’s original 1959 Playhouse 90 teleplay was a risky venture in spite of being broadcast 15 years after the end of WWII, tackling the subject of Nazi atrocities when the general public (specifically American and European audiences) had little interest in hearing more tales about murdered Jews and details of something called concentration camps…

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The Greek Experience, Dario Argento alerts, and Mondomark & KQEK.com join Twitter

The Greek Experience, Dario Argento alerts, and Mondomark & KQEK.com join Twitter

July 6, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

DVD reviews of Elia Kazan’s America America (Warner Home Video) and William Kyriakis + Radley Metzger’s Dark Obsession (Image), Mondomark & KQEK.com join Twitter, plus news & ruminations about Dario Argento films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and Toronto Underground Cinema, Rue Morgue news, and why you shouldn’t mail insects…

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