This year’s Spring thaw brings nine marvelous movies to Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray, representing bouquets of sophisticated comedy, stylish melodrama and wonderful Frank Loesser and Cole Porter songs. Certain titles have been long-awaited while others will prove to be delightful discoveries, but all will be delivered in crisply defined, highly entertaining 1080p, capturing top stars, stories and scores in sparkling clarity.
Coming March 14 are: Baby Boom (1987), starring Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis and Sam Shepard, directed by Charles Shyer, score by Bill Conti; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), starring Robert Morse, Michele Lee and Rudy Vallee, directed by David Swift, song score by Frank Loesser, musical direction by Nelson Riddle; Our Man in Havana (1959), starring Alec Guinness, Maureen O’Hara and Burl Ives, directed by Carol Reed, score by Frank and Laurence Deniz; and Peyton Place (1957), starring Lana Turner, Hope Lange and Arthur Kennedy, directed by Mark Robson, score by Franz Waxman.
Coming April 18 are: Another Woman (1988), starring Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow and Ian Holm, directed by Woody Allen; The Fortune Cookie (1966), starring Jack Lemmon, Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® winner Walter Matthau and Ron Rich, directed by Billy Wilder, score by André Previn; How to Steal a Million (1966), starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole and Eli Wallach, directed by William Wyler, score by John Williams; Year of the Comet (1992), starring Penelope Ann Miller, Tim Daly and Louis Jourdan, directed by Peter Yates, score by Hummie Mann; and You’ll Never Get Rich (1941), starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth and Robert Benchley, directed by Sidney Lanfield, song score by Cole Porter, musical direction by Morris Stoloff et al. Details of each release will follow in the coming months.