Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues to mine its rich library of cinematic treasures with a series of announcements this week that will see both DVD and Blu-ray product offerings plucked from this gold mine of films.
Streeting on Feb. 24 will be a newly prepared Blu-ray edition of writer/director Paul Schrader’s 1980 sexually-tinged murder thriller, American Gigolo, starring Richard Gere in his breakout performance as Julian, a boy-toy for rich women.
When he meets Michelle (Lauren Hutton) he actually begins to “fall in love,” but a nasty — and very twisted — murder occurs and he becomes the number suspect. Watch poor Julian squirm … it’s delicious!
On the same date, Feb. 24, director Frank Darabont’s 2001 cinema-history drama, The Majestic, starring Jim Carrey, Martin Landau and Laurie Holden, will be getting a Blu-ray push as well.
On the DVD front, a four-film collection of pre-code films will be available on Nov. 18 in the latest edition of the studio’s popular “Forbidden Hollywood” promotional banner. Included in Forbidden Hollywood, Volume Eight are Blonde Crazy (1931, James Cagney and Joan Blondell) Strangers May Kiss (1931, teaming Robert Montgomery with Norma Shearer), Hi, Nellie (1934, with Paul Muni and Glenda Farrell) and Dark Hazard (1934, Glenda Farrell returns with Edward G. Robinson and Genevieve Tobin … plus Sidney Toler).