Tag: Rita Hayworth

Technicolored Mature, Hayworth, & Landis in My Gal Sal (1942)

Technicolored Mature, Hayworth, & Landis in My Gal Sal (1942)

July 10, 2018 | By

My Gal Sal (1942) starring Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, and Carole Landis debuts on Twilight Time Blu.

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BR: My Gal Sal (1942)

BR: My Gal Sal (1942)

July 10, 2018 | By

In this highly sanitized musical biography of musician-composer Paul Dresser, Victor Mature follows the young teen’s life as musician to itinerant performer with a medicine vending troupe, and later & greater success in New York City after enjoying a series of hit songs in popular musicals…

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Rita Ignites a Mighty Firestorm Down Below in 3D!

Rita Ignites a Mighty Firestorm Down Below in 3D!

August 27, 2016 | By

Two entries in Rita Hayworth’s separate comebacks in the 1950s: the restored 3D version of Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) on Blu from Twilight Time + Fire Down Below (1957) on DVD from Sony, and a lengthy Editor’s Blog on being ‘consistently unreasonable.’

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BR: Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

BR: Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

August 26, 2016 | By

In 1949, Rita Hayworth retired from Hollywood to marry Prince Aly Khan, but when the marriage began to fracture (due in part to Khan’s affairs with other women), Hayworth began to return to acting, and the pair formally divorced in 1953. Columbia’s goal was to bring back the Love Goddess in a series of vehicles tailored to her known, branded screen persona…

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DVD: Fire Down Below (1957)

DVD: Fire Down Below (1957)

August 26, 2016 | By

After the presumably middling success of her three-picture comeback between 1952-1953, Rita Hayworth After the presumably middling success of her three-picture comeback between 1952-1953, Rita Hayworth stepped away from films again, returning four years later with Fire Down Below, a peculiar choice given Hayworth’s character Irena – a mysterious, sultry dame with a shady past – disappears from the story for almost the entire last half hour…

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DVD: Affair in Trinidad (1952)

DVD: Affair in Trinidad (1952)

August 17, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / A . Film: Weak/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Standard Label: Sony / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: September 23, 2008 Genre: Film Noir / Espionage Synopsis: The mysterious death of a dancer’s husband forces a widow and brother-in-mourning to solve the crime for lazy Trinidadian police. […]

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Rita Hayworth: Part I

Rita Hayworth: Part I

July 23, 2012 | By

Reviews of Twilight Time’s new Cover Girl Blu-ray + Sony’s old, olde Gilda DVD, which is in dire need of a HD overhaul, Criterion-style.

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DVD: Gilda (1946)

DVD: Gilda (1946)

July 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / G . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Standard Label: Sony/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 7, 2000 Genre: Film Noir Synopsis: Johnny idyllic working relationship with casino boss Mundson is thrown upside-down when ex-flame Gilda marries his new boss. Special Features: Cast & Crew Bios […]

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BR: Cover Girl (1944)

BR: Cover Girl (1944)

July 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / C . Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Standard Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: June, 2012 Genre: Musical Synopsis: When Rusty wins the coveted 50th anniversary cover girl contest for Vanity, she’s forced to choose between career and new love life. Special Features: 8-page […]

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BR: Pal Joey (1957)

BR: Pal Joey (1957)

April 4, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: February, 2012 Genre: Musical / Comedy / Stage Synopsis: A heel eventually discovers true love and must choose between an aspiring singer and a wealthy ex-burlesque dancer. Special Features: […]

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