Warner-France has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray Bob Rafelson's The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), starring Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, and John Colicos. The preliminary release date set by the studio is July 3rd.
A remake of the 1946 black and white classic. Drifter Frank Chambers (Jack Nicholson) has no goal in life until he takes on a job at a diner and falls for his boss's wife, Cora (Jessica Lange). The pair embark on an affair, but when Frank decides that he wants Cora all to himself, he finds his mind turning to murder. However, fear and betrayal threaten to destroy all their plans.
Note: At present, only Tay Garnett's classic film is available on Blu-ray in the United States. See our listing and review here.
One word: finally. A very good take on the James M. Cain novel, very steamy and sturdily acted by Nicholson and especially Lange. Kudos to Sven Nykvist's photography. I'm tired of waiting for the oft-postponed region A edition. I'll get this one from Warner France along with The Fearless Vampire Killers and Death in Venice.