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May catalogue titles from Universal

Universal have announced their Region 1 catalogue titles due for release on May 6th 2003. The wide selection is detailed in full below and include titles starring the likes of Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, James Stewart and Bing Crosby.

The following title retails at $19.98...

Sea Of Love - Al Pacino gives a critically acclaimed performance in this highly charged erotic thriller. Veteran New York City Police detective Frank Keller (Pacino) is a workaholic living on the edge. Joining forces with detective Sherman Touhey (John Goodman) to track down a bizarre serial killer, he encounters a beautiful suspect (Ellen Barkin). Convinced of her innocence, Keller enters into a passionate affair, despite hard evidence linking her to the murders. Mounting suspense leads to a surprising conclusion in this stylish chiller from director Harold Becker.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French Dolby Surround tracks
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Feature Commentary with Director Harold Becker
  • The Creation of Sea of Love
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Recommendations
The following titles retail at $14.98 each...

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / The Emperor Waltz Double Feature - Part of the Bing Crosby Collection both films feature the following specifications...

  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Recommendations
Birth of the Blues / Blue Skies Double Feature - Part of the Bing Crosby Collection both films feature the following specifications...

  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer (Birth of the Blues only)
  • Recommendations
Rhythm on the Range / Rhythm on the River Double Feature - Part of the Bing Crosby Collection both films feature the following specifications...

  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish subtitles
Car Wash is an earthy, irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash. An ensemble piece which interweaves the lives of employees, customers and passersby. Car Wash stars a gallery of gifted actors, most of whom are relatively unknown to moviegoers, and spotlights an array of guest stars in vivid cameo roles, including George Carlin, "Professor" Irwin Corey, The Pointer Sisters, and Richard Pryor as Daddy Rich, a flamboyant Reverend who preaches the goodness of the dollar. Car Wash may qualify as the world's first "disco" movie; Norman Whitfield's almost non-stop musical score has become a top-selling album.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Recommendations
Two Mules For Sister Sara - Get set for plenty of action as the deadliest man alive takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite. Clint Eastwood is a 19th Century adventurer who rescues Shirley MacLaine, a nun, from a group of would-be rapists. The nun decides to tag along with Eastwood who’s joining a band of Mexican revolutionaries fighting against the French occupation of Mexico. On his way to over-taking the enemy’s garrison, a romance develops and he discovers the nun is really a prostitute! The exciting drama filmed on location and directed by Don Siegel comes to a violent climax with the storming of the well-protected fort.

  • 1.33:1 Full Frame (Black & White)
  • English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Recommendations
Law and Order - Ronald Reagan must choose between the woman he loves and the dangerous life of a frontier lawman.

Marshall Frame Johnson (Reagan) was hired to keep the peace in Tombstone, not kill people. So, when an angry mob tries to lynch an outlaw without a trial, Frame realizes that he has no place in a town that doesn’t want justice.

Hoping to finally settle down with his sweetheart, Jeannie (Dorothy Malone), Frame moves to Cottonwood with his brothers, Lute and Jimmy, where they build a ranch. When a rash of cattle rustling threatens to drive out the decent townsfolk, and the local judge suspects that the sheriff is just as corrupt as the thieves, he appeals to Frame for help. Frame declines, but Lute accepts the badge in his place. When Lute is killed, and Jimmy is framed for murder, Frame realizes that only he must stop the corruption and restore law and order in Cottonwood or no one else will be safe.

  • Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Shenandoah - With the integrity and depth of an epic, Shenandoah tells the dramatic story of a man caught in a dilemma. James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery, yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposed to war. When his son is taken prisoner, Stewart goes to search for the boy. Seeing first-hand the horrors of war, he is at last forced to take his stand.

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • English and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Bend of the River - Man-with-a-past James Stewart guides a band of pioneers from Missouri over the Oregon Trail to a new life in the Columbia River Basin in this Western adventure directed by Anthony Mann. When the settlers are cheated out of their supplies and cattle, Stewart crosses rivers, climbs mountains, and out-guns greedy hijackers to ensure their survival through the first winter. Along the way, he is double-crossed by ally Arthur Kennedy and assisted by handsome San Francisco gambler Rock Hudson and beautiful farmer’s daughter Julie Adams. Veteran entertainer Stepiní Fetchit is featured as the riverboat cabin boy.

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • English and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
The Far Country - James Stewart and Walter Brennan are a loner and his sidekick who figure to get rich quick by selling a herd of cattle at a fancy price in this tale set in the wild gold-rush days of Dawson, Yukon Territory. They are soon caught up in conflict with the local, self-appointed lawman, John McIntire, and his claim-jumping henchmen. When Brennan is killed, Stewart is forced to put an end to rampant lawlessness in a guns-blazing climax. Ruth Roman plays a saloon keeper who falls for Stewart. Also stars Steve Brodie, Jack Elam, Jay C. Flippen, Kathleen Freeman, Chubby Johnson, Henry Morgan and Robert Wilke. Anthony Mann directed the film, which was shot on location in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

  • Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Destry Rides Again - James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich star in this hilarious western send-up.

As Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn’t like guns, Stewart is called to restore order in the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottle Neck. He soon meets Frenchy (Dietrich), an alluring saloon girl who belts out the Boys in the Back Room, and engages in one of the filmdom’s legendary cat fights with Una Merkel.

Witty performances, snappy dialogue and a surprising conclusion make Destry Rides Again a joy to watch over and over again

  • Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • English and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
Winchester '73 - James Stewart is at his action-packed best in this wild and woolly western which set the standard for all that followed. The lightening-paced and often lighthearted tale casts Stewart as an engaging frontiersman attempting to track down his father’s murderer and the whereabouts of his one-of-a-kind rifle, the Winchester í73, as it passes among a rogues gallery of owners including a crazed highwayman (Dan Duryea), an immoral gunrunner (John McIntire), a young Indian chief (Rock Hudson in one of his earliest screen appearances) and Stewart’s own murderous brother (Stephen McNally). Featuring Shelley Winters as the rifle’s only rival for Stewart’s affections and Tony Curtis in one of his first screen performances, the rip-roaring Anthony Mann-directed story of the men (and gun) who won the West hits the bullseye every time.

  • Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Interview with James Stewart
  • Theatrical Trailer
The Rare Breed - Veteran Western director Andrew V. McLaglen puts his brand on this exciting story, based on America’s acquisition of English Hereford cattle (which would phase out Texas longhorns). In the 1880s, Englishwoman Martha Price (Maureen O’Hara) and her daughter Hilary (Juliet Mills) come to America to sell their prize Hereford bull at an auction. When he is purchased by Bowen, a wild Scotsman (Brian Keith), the women hire a footloose cowhand named Burnett (James Stewart) to help them transport the animal to its new owner. So begins an adventure that test the mettle of all involved as they battle killers, cattle stampedes ? and each other. But when they reach Bowenís ranch, even greater obstacles force them to summon up extraordinary courage if they, and the prize bull, are to survive.

Rip-roaring action and offbeat humor complement each other in this outstanding film. Maureen OíHara projects grace, warmth and her usual spunk. James Stewart shoulders a gritty role with his customary ease. And underneath it all, a pioneer faith in the future of the Western plains stands strong and tall.

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • English and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
The Redhead From Wyoming - In this action-packed, 1870s Western, Maureen O’Hara sparkles as Kate Maxwell, a saloon proprietress caught between her feelings for suave promoter Jim Averall (William Bishop) and the town’s appealing but less flamboyant, sheriff (Alex Nicol). Unknown to Kate, Jim, who has set her up to buy and sell mavericks, is using her saloon as a clearing house for rustled beef. There’s plenty more about Jim that Kate doesn’t know, and by the time she learns the truth, both she and the town are in grave danger. With villainy stalking them at every turn, Kate and the sheriff must battle overwhelming odds to set things right ? if they can!

The athletic agility and cool beauty associated with Maureen O’Hara are well displayed here. She rides the range with skill, her red hair and Bud Westmore make-up undisturbed, as she expertly fires her Winchester. Her plush gambling saloon provides local color, the scenery is superb, and the film’s many battles use up enough hot lead to delete a mine. (Variety) This is the Old West at its thundering and glorious best!

  • Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Night Passage - It's a rough-riding adventure and fast-shooting thrills as the phenomenal James Stewart heads a stellar cast in this celebrated Western favorite.

When the local railroad becomes the constant target of a band of desperadoes led by the notorious Whitey Harbin (Dan Duryea), train officials recruit soft-spoken but life-hardened employee Grant McLaine (Stewart) to guard the payroll from any more robberies. Trouble is, the gang’s most skilled and lethal gunslinger, the Utica Kid (Audie Murphy) is Grant’s kid brother, Lee. Torn between the bonds of blood and the his allegiance to the railroad, Grant finds himself hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as the train comes under attack from Harbin’s bandits, climaxing in an unforgettable gun battle as the brothers from opposite sides of the law meet again to settle an old score.

  • Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
The Electric Horseman -
In this rousing romantic adventure, Robert Redford plays an ex-world champion cowboy, reduced to huckstering breakfast food in a suit studded with flashing lights. Jane Fonda is a chic, sharp member of the electronic media, a TV newswoman who’ll do anything to get a good story. When Redford rides out of a Las Vegas casino into the desert astride his sponsor’s living symbol, a multi-million dollar racehorse, Jane is determined to discover why. She does, one step ahead of a posse of pursuing police. But by the time they reach a remote rendezvous, high in the Utah mountains, she is in love with both the cowboy and his convictions.

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • English and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Recommendations
The Duel at Silver Creek - Audie Murphy in his best performance thus far (The Hollywood Reporter) in this action-packed western, which also features Oscar-winner Lee Marvin (1965 Best Actor, Cat Ballou) in one of his first screen appearances.

Stephen McNally is Lightning, the fast-shooting marshal of Silver City. He is intent on capturing a gang of claim jumpers who have been terrorizing and murdering local miners and who murdered his best friend. But when he loses the use of his trigger finger in a shootout, he hides the disability and deputizes the fast-shooting Silver Kid (Murphy) to back him up. Lightning and the Silver Kid, whose own father was killed by the outlaws, set out to bring the claim jumpers in. But their plans are soon complicated even further when Lightning falls for the beautiful new lady in town, whose interest in the marshal is a thin disguise for her own dangerous agenda.

Filled with suspense, romance and with gun-blazing glory, The Duel at Silver Creek is one western drama thatís as good as gold..

  • Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Come September - Rock Hudson stars with the ravishing Gina Lollobrigida in a racy, romantic romp (Motion Picture Herald) set on the breathtaking Italian Rivera.

Every September, this successful New York businessman (Hudson) visits his Italian villa to relax and romance his Roman girlfriend (Lollobrigida). But after arriving unannounced one July day, he’s in for a huge surprise! During his absence, the luxurious home has become a hotel. What’s more, the current guest list accommodates a gaggle of American girls with persistent boys pining after them. In a desperate attempt to regain control, Hudson manages to lose his privacy, his girlfriend and his mind - until he comes up with a plan of his own.

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • English and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Recommendations
Coal Miner's Daughter - Sissy Spacek gives an extraordinary performance as Loretta Lynn in a drama that reveals the life of the "Queen of Country Music." Tommy Lee Jones is Loretta's ambitious husband Mooney who takes Loretta away from her backwoods Appalachia home to be his child bride. At eighteen, the mother of four children still finds time to sing and write songs. Badgered into making a record and going to Nashville, she gets a chance at the Grand Ole Opry, which launches her career into super stardom.

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English Captions, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Feature Commentary with Sissy Spacek and Director Michael Apted
  • Tommy Lee Jones Remembers Coal Minerís Daughter
  • An Exclusive Interview with Loretta Lynn and Director Michael Apted
  • President George Bush Sr. Salutes AFI and Coal Minerís Daughter
  • Recommendations

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