Tag: Richard Burton

BR: 1984 / Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

BR: 1984 / Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

July 4, 2016 | By

Comparative review / essay on the 5 attempts to dramatize George Orwell’s dystopian sci-fi classic 1984: the 1953 radio play, 1953 Studio One teleplay, 1954 BBC teleplay, 1956 film version, and the 1984 film version recently released on Blu by Twilight Time…

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Twilight Time Goes to War, Part 4: Conflicted Nuns!

Twilight Time Goes to War, Part 4: Conflicted Nuns!

November 25, 2014 | By

In Part 4 of Twilight Time Goes to War, we look at two tales of Conflicted Nuns from 1957: John Huston’s underrated drama Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison on Blu-ray + Fox’ DVD of Sea Wife!

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DVD: Sea Wife (1957)

DVD: Sea Wife (1957)

November 25, 2014 | By

Based on the novel Sea-Wyf by J.M. Scott, Sea Wife is a curious mélange of genres – WWII drama + survival tale + tropical island exotica + romance – that originally began as a Roberto Rossellini film until Fox had concerns about the script’s sexual content, and to appease censors opted for a tamer script, causing Rossellini to exit and production manager Bob McNaught to take on the directorial chores…

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Staircase (1969)

Staircase (1969)

August 14, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Good / DVD Transfer:  n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Comedy / Drama Synopsis: A court date and health issues aggravate the already mean-spirited relationship between two gay men. Special Features: n/a . . Review: Charles Dyer’s play was […]

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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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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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Hollywood Gothic, Part I: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

Hollywood Gothic, Part I: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

September 28, 2011 | By

DVD review of the little-known (well, certainly for me) 1952 gothic suspense-drama My Cousin Rachel (Twilight Time), starring Olivia de Havilland, and a young fresh-faced snot named Richard Burton.

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DVD: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

DVD: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

September 28, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / M . Film: Very Good / DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: 0 (NTSC) / Released: September 13, 2011 Genre: Gothic Romance / Drama / Suspense Synopsis: A young man sets out to unmask his cousin’s widow as a gold digger, only […]

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