The New Year’s arrival is always greeted with personal resolutions aimed at self-improvement, whether they concern weight control, fortifying one’s health, bonding more solidly with spouses and loved ones, and even, what the hell, jazzing up one’s sex life. So in the spirit of trying to be our better selves, Twilight Time’s marvelous four-title, 46-year-spanning January release slate might be seen as either comical or chilling commentaries on marriages and/or family relationships in both period and contemporary dress, wherein open honesty might set you free – or just plain unsettle you – and sinister hidden secrets might enmesh you in terror and fear for your life. As ever, the starpower is glamorous, the talent roster is formidable (including four Academy Award®-nominated supporting performances and two Oscar®-nominated screenplays) and the moviemaking craft on view is undeniable. TT’s ongoing resolution is always to provoke and please the film-loving faithful – and always in crisp 1080p hi-def clarity.
Arriving January 23 are: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), starring Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon, directed by Paul Mazursky, score by Quincy Jones; Dragonwyck (1946), starring Gene Tierney, Walter Huston and Vincent Price, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, score by Alfred Newman; Husbands and Wives (1992), starring Woody Allen, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson and Sydney Pollack, directed by Woody Allen; and My Cousin Rachel (1952), starring Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton and Audrey Dalton, directed by Henry Koster, score by Franz Waxman. Details of each release will follow in December.