Two More Catalog Titles Coming Up From Olive Films
Posted August 2, 2012 10:38 PM by Webmaster
Olive Films have revealed that they are planning to add two more titles to their Blu-ray catalog: Sidney Lumet's Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962), starring Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson and Jason Robards, and Robert Aldrich's Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark and Roscoe Lee Browne. The two titles will be available for purchase on October 30th.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
On a warm day in 1912, the Tyrone family gathers at their summer home in New London, Connecticut. James, the father, is an aging popular actor whose early privations have led him to devote his career to a second-rate but commercially successful play. Mary, his convent-bred, Irish Catholic wife, has just returned from a sanitarium after supposedly being cured of drug addiction. Jamie, the eldest son, has made a half-hearted attempt to follow his father's profession but now is reduced to a life of alcoholism and cynicism. The youngest son, Edmund, a 23-year-old would-be writer, comes home penniless and ill after working as a merchant seaman. In the course of the day, Mary's fear that Edmund has tuberculosis causes her again to use morphine; and when the illness is confirmed, the family's repressed anguish, pride, and insecurity surface in bitter quarreling fueled by alcohol.
Twilight's Last Gleaming a.k.a Nuclear Countdown
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
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Long Days Journey into Night is a pleasant surprise. It's always nice to see more Sidney Lumet on blu. Twilight's Last Gleaming looks interesting as well. I've preordered both, but on a tentative basis, since October will be a pretty month for me.
"Long Day's Journey into Night"is a devastating but beautifully rendered and performed O'Neill. A definite purchase. "Twilight's Last Gleaming", I have been waiting forever for this film. I saw it when it was first released and haven't seen it since, except for bits on the tevee pan & scanned. This film is really ruined unless shown in the OAR. I'm a big Aldrich fan and can't wait. I don't suppose that a "Too Late the Hero" is coming any time soon.