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Olive Films: Two Classic War Films Heading to Blu-ray
Posted March 3, 2014 04:28 PM by Webmaster
Olive Films will add two classic war films to its Blu-ray catalog in May: Mark Robson's Home of the Brave (1949), starring Jeff Corey, James Edwards, and Lloyd Bridges, and David Miller's Flying Tigers (1942), starring John Wayne, John Carroll, and Anna Lee.
They were the terror of the sky, a small daring band of American mercenaries who soared into battle against the Japanese in defense of China's freedom. They were aces, adventurers and heros, America's hottest fighter pilots - The Flying Tigers! Possessing unmatched skill and bravery, Jim Gordon (John Wayne), the Tigers' commander, is the top gun of China's skies. But he faces a battle on the ground when his good friend Woody Jason is suspected of recklessly causing the death of a fellow pilot and is accused of stealing Jim's fiancee. Jim's fight to retain his respect for Woody while maintaining the solidarity of his pilots is an explosive battle of courage and heroism that lights up the sky with action. STREET DATE: May 13th.
@Tom Servo Yes, when will we be seeing Sands of Iwo Jima? It's one of my most wanted titles from Olive? I seem to recall reading from an HTF insider that the elements needed work and were due for release early this year, but I can't recall exactly.
Both are good; for different reasons. Flying Tigers is a flag waving action film with a boo hiss villain in the person of Richard Loo as the Japanese Ace the Tigers must deal with and the usual love triangle to complicate things on the ground. Home Of the Brave is a much more serious film dealing with racism in the trenches. James Edwards is terrific as the black soldier who has to fight the prejudice of his fellow soldiers as well as the enemy.