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5 Paul Newman films in February

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of five Paul Newman films on 17th February 2009. Paying tribute to one of Hollywood’s most enduring and beloved stars, this collection leads with Rachel, Rachel, the first Newman-directed film, nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Picture. Four other previously unavailable titles from the actor’s varied career will also be released on R1 DVD for the first time: The Silver Chalice, The Helen Morgan Story, The Outrage, and When Time Ran Out. SRP is $19.97 each.

Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Newman made his film directing debut directing Joanne Woodward in this romantic drama based on Margaret Laurence’s novel, A Jest of God. Rachel, Rachel was nominated for four Oscars®, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Ms. Woodward, Supporting Actress for Estelle Parsons, and screenplay (adapted) for Newman’s lifelong friend Stewart Stern. Both Newman and Woodward also won Golden Globe® and New York Film Critics Circle Awards for their work. The film is an emotionally-charged story of a middle-aged spinster school teacher (Woodward) who’s living a lonely existence with her widowed mother when her life is turned upside down by the return of a man she hasn’t seen since childhood.

Features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French subtitles
  • Exhibitor footage from A Jest of God
  • Trailer

The Silver Chalice (1954)
Not only was this Newman’s first film, it also marked the start of his long-term contract with Warner Bros. He plays a 1st century Greek sculptor who is sold into slavery, but escapes harm when his talent is discovered and he is commissioned to create a replica of the chalice Jesus drank from at The Last Supper. Nominated for two Academy Awards,® (Cinematography, Musical Score),The Silver Chalice co-stars Pier Angeli, Virginia Mayo and Jack Palance. Newman was embarrassed by his performance and publicly apologized in an advertisement he placed in the show business journal Variety.

Features include:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Soundtrack remastered in 5.1 (English)
  • English and French subtitles

The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) directs this biopic based on the sad life of singer Helen Morgan in the 1920s and ‘30s. The film stars Ann Blyth in the title role, with Newman playing her no-good boyfriend Larry Maddux. The hit tunes of the era are sung off-screen by Gogi Grant.

Features include:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Mono
  • English and French subtitles

The Outrage (1964)
Based on Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, this Western is directed by Martin Ritt (Norma Rae) who directed Newman in five other films. Newman stars as Juan Carrasco, a Mexican bandit who allegedly rapes the wife of a man who allows the crime to happen. As the conflicting versions of the events are told, the truth becomes increasingly elusive. A terrific cast of classic actors includes Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom and Edward G. Robinson.

When Time Ran Out (1980)
One of the last of the disaster movies popular in the 1970s, this one is about a volcano erupting on a Pacific island. Newman plays an oilman who leads a small group of people to safety. The all-star cast includes Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edward Albert, Red Buttons and Veronica Hamel.

Features include:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Mono
  • English and French subtitles






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