Six Classics from Warner
Warner Home Video have announced the Region 2 DVD releases of six classic movies from their vaults. Arriving on 19th April 2004 with a retail price of £12.99 each are...
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) - When Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) hires drifter Frank (John Garfield) to work as a handyman at his roadside diner he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will lead to his own murder. Nick's beautiful wife Cora (Lana Turner) persuades her lover Frank to join her in a plot to kill her husband, but events spin out of control as the suspense builds in this tale of lust and immorality.
Cert: PG; 108 mins; Mono Soundtrack; Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
Day Of Wine and Roses (1962) - Blake Edwards (Breakfast At Tiffany's, The Pink Panther) directs this disturbing study of the effects that alcoholism can have on an otherwise loving relationship. Jack Lemmon (Some Like It Hot, The Apartment) and Lee Remmick (The Omen) star as Joe and Kirsten, a couple who fall in love, get married and have a baby. This happy family scene gradually changes as Joe's addiction casts an ever-increasing shadow over all their lives. Both Lemmon and Remmick's received Academy Award nominations.
Cert: PG; 112 mins; Mono Soundtrack; Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1931 & 1941) Double Bill
Side A - 1931
Frederic March won the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of the dual personality doctor in Rouben Mamoulian's take on the Stevenson novella tracing Jekyll's troubles to their source in sexual repression. Described by Time Out as "stunningly shot, a visual tour de force, both superb and slyly subversive."
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1931): Cert: 12; 92 mins; Mono Soundtrack; Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
Side B - 1941
Spencer Tracey (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Father Of The Bride) Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight, Casablanca) and Lana Turner (Peyton Place) star in Victor Fleming's (Gone With The Wind, The Wizard Of Oz) adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson tale. Dr Jekyll's (Tracey) experimental potion reveals his evil side, unleashing the murderous Mr Hyde on an unsuspecting public.
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1941): Cert: 12; 108 mins; Mono Soundtrack; Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
The Driver (1978) - Determined to stop Ryan O'Neal, the getaway driver that has never been caught, Bruce Dern plays a corrupt cop who attempts to set up a sting bank-raid to catch his man. Director Walter Hill's (48 Hours, Brewster's Millions) car chases are breathtaking and the air of menace steadily increases as the rivalry between the two protagonists builds to a climax.
Cert: 15; 88 mins; Mono Soundtrack; Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
Where The Boys Are (1960) - Frustrated with the stuffy Midwest, four college girls go on the road to seek fun in the sun of Fort Lauderdale during their spring vacation. But can they find happiness and romance while avoiding the pitfalls that await young ladies travelling alone? Delores Hart and George Hamilton star.
Cert: tbc; 95 mins; Mono Soundtrack; Aspect Ratio 2.40:1