Monday, May 4, 2015

The Film Detective Preps Six Film Restorations For DVD On May 11

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The Film Detective announced this past week that May 11 will see a half-dozen new film restorations prepped and ready for delivery to the DVD market place at the priced-to-own SRP of just $9.98.

Where does one begin?   How about with the all-star music-themed selections of Stage Door Canteen (1943, director Frank Borzage brings out the stars at this famed New York City venue … Tallulah Bankhead, Judith Anderson, Edgar Bergen and his pal Charlie McCarthy are joined by the likes of Gracie Fields, Ray Bolger and Katharine Hepburn as they entertainment the troops) and Till the Clouds Roll By (1946, a look at the life of musical composer Jerome Kern with Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lena Horne and Dinah Shore delivering his tunes.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyFor Western fans it is Tim McCoy and Suzanne Kaaren starring in director Sam Newfield’s 1938 film release of Phantom Ranger (filmed out in Chatsworth, California when that was the “wild west”).

Rounding out the newly restored film presentations are They Made Me a Criminal (director Busby Berkeley’s 1939 crime drama starring John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, Claude Rains and the Dead End Kids) and The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (director Lewis Milestones’ 1946 film noir gem starring Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and Lizabeth Scott).

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