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    July/August Glory Gang

    Posted by Mike Finnegan on

    Another 3D grabber, a classic tutti-frutti Technicolor spectacular, international intrigue, provocative mystery thrillers and more memorable work from the likes of Sam Peckinpah, Woody Allen, Frank Sinatra and Vincent Price: all are part of an 11-title Twilight Time Blu-ray release roster that will bring blasts of heat to summer’s hi-def cinematic escapism.Coming July 12 are: The Black Stallion Returns (1983), starring Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano and Teri Garr, directed by Robert Dalva, score by Georges Delerue; The Gang’s All Here (1943), starring Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda and Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, directed by Busby Berkeley, musical direction by Charles Henderson and Alfred Newman; Miss Sadie Thompson (1953, combo 3D/2D), starring Rita Hayworth, Jose Ferrer and Aldo Ray, directed by Curtis Bernhardt, musical direction by Morris Stoloff; The Russia House (1990), starring Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer and Roy Scheider, directed by Fred Schepisi, score by Jerry Goldsmith; and Zelig (1983), starring Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, directed by Woody Allen, score by Dick Hyman.

    Coming August 9 are: The Glory Guys (1965), starring Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell and Senta Berger, directed by Arnold Laven (and an uncredited Sam Peckinpah, from his screenplay), score by Riz Ortolani; Hardcore (1979), starring George C. Scott, Peter Boyle and Season Hubley, directed by Paul Schrader, score by Jack Nitzsche; La Moglie Più Bella, aka The Most Beautiful Wife (1970), starring Alessio Orano, Ornella Muti and Tano Cimarosa, directed by Damiano Damiani, score by Ennio Morricone, in Italian with English Subtitles; Theater of Blood (1973), starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg and Robert Morley, directed by Douglas Hickox, score by Michael J. Lewis; a Double Feature detective-caper disc starring Frank Sinatra and Richard Conte, both directed by Gordon Douglas: Tony Rome (1967), co-starring Jill St. John, Gena Rowlands and Sue Lyon, score by Billy May; and Lady in Cement (1968), co-starring Raquel Welch, Dan Blocker and Lainie Kazan, score by Hugo Montenegro; and the return of the previously sold-out Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), starring Warren Oates, Isela Vega and Gig Young, directed by Sam Peckinpah, score by Jerry Fielding. Details of each release will follow in the coming months.