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    January/February Slate: Eight for the Hi-Def Road

    Posted by Mike Finnegan on

    Warm winter nights around the hi-def Blu-ray home theater hearth are in order as Twilight Time kicks off 2017 with an array of eight distinctive movie marvels showcasing prime pairings of acclaimed actors (Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, John Heard and Mary Beth Hurt, Jane Fonda with both James Caan and Robert De Niro), menacingly iconic turns by Vincent Price (in scarifying 3D!) and Richard Widmark, directors offering expert genre thrills (Don Siegel, Henry Hathaway) and offbeat introspection (Joan Micklin Silver, Woody Allen, Stanley Donen), and pantheon composers in rare, acutely moving form (John Williams, Henry Mancini).

    Coming January 24 are: Comes a Horseman (1978), starring James Caan, James Fonda and Jason Robards, directed by Alan J. Pakula, score by Michael Small; The Mad Magician 3D/2D (1954), starring Vincent Price, Mary Murphy and Patrick O’Neal, directed by John Brahm, score by Arthur Lange and Emil Newman, also featuring The Three Stooges in the 3D/2D shorts Pardon My Backfire and Spooks; Stanley & Iris (1990), starring Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro and Swoosie Kurtz, directed by Martin Ritt, score by John Williams; and Two for the Road (1967), starring Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney and Jacqueline Bisset, directed by Stanley Donen, score by Henry Mancini.

    Coming February 14 are: Chilly Scenes of Winter (formerly Head over Heels) (1979), starring John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt and Peter Riegert, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, score by Ken Lauber; Edge of Eternity (1959), starring Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw and Mickey Shaughnessy, directed by Don Siegel, score by Daniele Amfitheatrof; Interiors (1978), starring Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page and Maureen Stapleton, directed by Woody Allen; and Kiss of Death (1947), starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy and Richard Widmark, directed by Henry Hathaway, score by David Buttolph. Details of each release will follow in the coming months.