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    Seasons Blu-ings

    Posted by Mike Finnegan on

    For the holidays, Twilight Time rings dem Blu-ray bells offering 11 new 1080p high-definition offerings populated by award-winning stars (two Oscar®-winning performances in particular) and crafted by esteemed directors, including memorable adaptations of literary classics, plus subversive, distinctively different thrillers, a pair of idiosyncratic and iconic comedies, a long-awaited missing link in the Ray Harryhausen Blu-ray fantasy collection and gorgeous musical soundtracks by great composers supporting them all.

    Coming November 15 are: The Boston Strangler (1968), starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda and George Kennedy, directed by Richard Fleischer, score by Lionel Newman; Gran Bollito aka Black Journal (1977), starring Shelley Winters, Max von Sydow and Laura Antonelli, directed by Mauro Bolognini, score by Enzo Jannacci, in Italian with English subtitles; I Want to Live! (1958), starring Best Actress Academy Award® winner Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland and Theodore Bikel, directed by Robert Wise, score by Johnny Mandel; Moby Dick (1956), starring Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart and Leo Genn, directed by John Huston, score by Philip Sainton; Moscow on the Hudson (1984), starring Robin Williams, Alejandro Rey and Maria Conchita Alsono, directed by Paul Mazursky, score by David McHugh; and Pretty Poison (1968), starring Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld and Beverly Garland, directed by Noel Black, score by Mandel.

    Coming December 13 are: The Barefoot Contessa (1954), starring Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner and Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® winner Edmond O’Brien, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, score by Mario Nascimbene; The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), starring Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell and Vincent Price, directed by John M. Stahl, score by Alfred Newman; Nicholas Nickleby (2002), starring Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Plummer and Anne Hathaway, directed by Douglas McGrath, score by Rachel Portman; Stardust Memories (1980), starring Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling and Jessica Harper, directed by Allen, score arranged by Dick Hyman; and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960), starring Kerwin Matthews, Jo Morrow and June Thorburn, directed by Jack Sher, special visual effects created by Ray Harryhausen, score by Bernard Herrmann. Details of each release will follow in the coming months.