June Preorders / To Marilyn
Six Twilight Time Blu-ray titles coming to market June 14 go up for preorder today (at 4 PM EDT/1PM PDT) and for those in search of classic mystery, sexual forwardness, sensitive drama, heartrending romance, futuristic dystopia and bloody thrills, this month’s for you. The marquee of attractions to jumpstart your stellar summer features The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Inserts, The Member of the Wedding (1952), The Panic in Needle Park, Romeo Is Bleeding and an encore of Rollerball (1975). James Caan, Peter Cushing, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Harris, Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Al Pacino, Ethel Waters and others await your inspection.
She would have turned 90 today, but Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) will forever remain enshrined as an icon of youthful glamour, knowing naughtiness and as both a glittering product and tragic victim of the Hollywood Dream Machine. On this day in 1962, she filmed what was to be her last scene in the unfinished/unrealized film Something’s Got to Give under George Cukor’s direction and alongside co-stars Dean Martin and Wally Cox. She also made time that day for what would be her last public appearance at a charity baseball game at Dodgers Stadium, looking every inch the vision of movie-star beauty her fans would expect. Two months later, she would be gone but her wily allure and heartbreaking vulnerability live on in the 30 movies she left us. She will join the great stars in Twilight Time’s hi-def Blu-ray library in the foreseeable future, and today’s Preorder Opening Date is dedicated to her.