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5 Romantic Classics from Warner in February

Warner Home Video have announced the release of five romantic classics making their Region 1 DVD debuts on 6th February 2007. This offering, representing views of romance spanning five decades, includes The Clock, Crossing Delancey, Miracle in the Rain, A Summer Place and Blume in Love. Lovers, star-crossed, destined and otherwise, include Judy Garland and Robert Walker / Jane Wyman and Van Johnson / Sandra Dee and Troy Donohue / George Segal and Susan Anspach / Amy Irving and Peter Reigert. Bonus features such as vintage shorts and classic cartoons are included as well.

Retail is $19.97 SRP each.

The Clock (1945)
Judy Garland, in her first dramatic role, and Robert Walker are sweethearts for the ages in this glowing valentine directed by Vincente Minnelli. And New York itself takes a role, transforming the whirlwind courtship into a love triangle. This classic wartime romance tells the story of a soldier on a two day leave in Manhattan and the lovely young woman who shows him the sights, and ultimately gives him her heart. The film was named one of the Top 10 movies of 1945 by The National Board of Review.

Features include:

  • Vintage Pete Smith Specialty Short Hollywood Scout
  • Classic cartoon The Screwy Truant
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Radio show adaptation with Judy Garland and John Hodiak
  • Original theatrical trailer

Crossing Delancey (1988)
Amy Irving, as modern career girl, Izzy, is the radiant center of this witty charmer, and her co-stars strike comic sparks galore as old-world ways rub against new-world woes. Peter Riegert plays the ”pickle man,” Jeroen Krabbe is his rival and Sylvia Miles is the matchmaker Izzie’s grandmother hires to find the right man for her. Irving was nominated for a Golden Globe® for her performance as a young woman with one foot in each of two worlds -- not quite sure about “crossing Delancey.”

Features include:
  • Original theatrical trailer

Miracle in the Rain (1956)
Get the handkerchiefs ready for Miracle in the Rain, starring Jane Wyman and Van Johnson as lonely strangers who meet, fall in love and make plans never to part when he returns from the front. Like The Clock of 11 years earlier, Miracle beguiles with vignettes of bustling World War II New York. And it shines with its sense that those we hold close to our hearts are always with us. The film is based on the novel by Hollywood writer Ben Hecht, and the lush score composed by legendary film composer Franz Waxman (Sunset Blvd. and The Spirit of St. Louis).

Features include:
  • Two vintage “Behind the Cameras” segments from the Warner Bros. Presents TV series
  • Original theatrical trailer

A Summer Place (1959)
Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue, teen idols of their day, star in this enduring favorite about desire and tumult at an elite Maine resort, from the bestseller by Sloan Wilson (The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit). In his first movie lead, Donahue is strong, handsome and unshakably devoted as lovestruck Johnny Hunter. And 17-year-old Dee is pixieish Molly, a woman/child struggling to cope with adult emotions. Set to a lush Max Steiner score that produced one of the most unforgettable movie themes ever, this box-office hit also stars Dorothy McGuire, Richard Egan, Arthur Kennedy, Constance Ford, the adults in Johnny and Dee’s lives, also romantically at odds.

Features include:
  • Original theatrical trailer

Blume in Love (1973)
Beverly Hills divorce attorney Stephen Blume (George Segal) finds the tables turned when his own marriage falls apart. Now that it’s too late, he realizes he loves his wife Nina (Susan Anspach) more than ever before. The bumbling, bereft Blume will do anything to win her back. Each overture is rejected. And each rejection just fuels Blume’s quest. The hilarious Blume in Love is writer/director Paul Mazursky’s witty, dead-on look at the modern marriage-go-round. Kris Kristofferson, Shelley Winters and Marsha Mason give comical and complex supporting performances as people in love and in lust, out of luck yet never out of hope.

Features include:
  • Original theatrical trailer





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