Monday, May 12, 2014

Operation Petticoat Leads Olive Films' July Blu-ray and DVD Hit Parade

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Olive Films has announced a ten-strong selection of film releases for both the Blu-ray and DVD formats that are scheduled for delivery during the month of July.

Kicking off the hit parade is the July 1 Blu-ray debut (also available on DVD) of director Blake Edwards’ 1959 comedy, Operation Petticoat, starring Tony Curtis and Cary Grant.  Streeting on the same date (July 1) as both DVD and Blu-ray product offerings are Good Sam (1948, teaming Gary Cooper with Ann Sheridan) and So This is New York (1948, Henry Morgan, Rudy Vallee and Virginia Grey).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyShifting to July 8 we find three new Blu-ray and DVD releases … director Max Ophüls’ 1949 film noir thriller, Caught, starring James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Ryan; Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward and Agnes Moorehead star in director Martin Gabel’s 1947 film adaptation of the Henry James novel, The Lost Moment; and, it is all laughs as William Powell meets a mermaid (Ann Blyth) in the 1948 film release of Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyJuly 15 marks the release of two important film restorations from Olive Films showcasing the talents of Oscar-winner for Best Director, Lewis Milestone (1930, All Quiet on the Western Front).   Available as either Blu-ray or DVD editions are his 1948 film release of Arch of Triumph starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Charles Laughton, plus two versions of his 1943 war saga, The North Star, teaming Dana Andrews (he would also star in Milestone’s World War II film masterpiece, A Walk in the Sun), Anne Baxter, Walter Huston and Erich von Stroheim … it is presented uncut as the original 1943 theatrical and as the 1957 re-cut and retitled Armored Attack! (excising all of the pro-Soviet footage, they were no longer our allies as a result of the Cold War).

Lastly, July 22 marks the release of both DVD and Blu-ray editions of director Irving Rapper’s 1954 film comedy, Forever Female, starring William Holden, Paul Douglas and Ginger Rogers and director André De Toth’s 1947 tearjerker, The Other Love, toplining Barbara Stanwyck as a dying concert pianist confined to the care of David Niven at a remote sanitorium in Switzerland (Richard Conte co-stars).

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report

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