French label Carlotta Films has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray two classic American films directed by Richard Fleischer: Violent Saturday (1955), starring Victor Mature, Richard Egan and Stephen McNally, and The Boston Strangler (1968), starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda and George Kennedy.
Three men decide to rob a bank in a small town. But things go terribly wrong and they trigger a series of crises. Street date: April 3rd.
The Boston Strangler
One by one, the victims fell, each death more gruesome than the last. The actual murders that rocked Boston in the '60s are the gripping subject matter of this unforgettable police thriller. Henry Fonda stars as the investigating police detective. Tony Curtis delivers a stunning performance as the psychopath Fonda must conquer. Filmed in a documentary style that makes the horrifying events all the more real, The Boston Strangler is one of the most powerful films in its genre. Street date: April 17th.
So: two more Twentieth Century Fox classics creeping out on limited territorial release, this time in France only. Carlotta don't even market their wares in the UK, so you can forget all about them in the US. And my copy of Fellini's Casanova they produced is indeed Region B locked. Why don't Fox just release their own films themselves, and in all territories? (There are over forty Fox Blu-ray titles available in America which have never appeared here). Ggggrrrrrrr.........