Woody Wheel of Wonders
As the eternally productive Woody Allen turns 82 Friday, his new 1950s-set movie drama Wonder Wheel (2017) opens in theaters to mixed reviews overall and admiring notices for the work of actresses Kate Winslet and Juno Temple. His 2018 project A Rainy Day in New York, reportedly a contemporary examination of inter-generational romance, is now in post-production and promises another stellar cast, led by Call Me by Your Name National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Award winner Timothée Chalamet, Jude Law, Kelly Rohrbach, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Rebecca Hall, Liev Schreiber, Diego Luna, Cherry Jones and Annaleigh Ashford. Friday also marks the final day (through 4 PM EST/1 PM PST) of Twilight Time’s Pre-Holiday Sales Promotion offering reduced prices on titles released through summer 2017, so it offers an appropriate occasion to recap our label’s efforts in issuing much of his excellent and/or never-less-than-intriguing comedic and dramatic movie output on hi-def Blu-ray. Three favorites have already sold out their limited runs: Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Radio Days (1987).
Still available only at Screen Archives Entertainment are his acting-only foray as The Front (1976, 67% off original list: http://screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/26669/THE-FRONT-1976-SPECIAL-PROMOTION/), Love and Death (1975, 50% off: http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/28534/LOVE-AND-DEATH-1975SPECIAL-PROMOTION/) and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985, 50% off: http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/28465/THE-PURPLE-ROSE-OF-CAIRO-1985SPECIAL-PROMOTION/).
Offered at both Twilight Time Movies and Screen Archives are: Another Woman (1988, 33% off), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*but Were Afraid to Ask) (1972, 33% off), Interiors (1978, 33% off), A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982, 50% off), September (1987, 17% off), Shadows and Fog (1991, 50% off), Stardust Memories (1980, 50% off) and Zelig (1983, 50% off).
And the Allen Blu-ray wheel of wonders keeps circling with November’s new release of Bananas (1971), followed by Alice (1990), going on sale December 6 for a December 19 arrival, Husbands and Wives (1992) in January and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) in February. We’ve committed to a top-flight moviemaker’s body of work, and hope you will too, particularly when you can catch a time-sensitive price-saving ride!