Monday, January 23, 2017

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Unbundles Joan Crawford Classics On Feb. 28 — Twiggy To Blu-ray On Feb. 21

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced this past week that five Joan Crawford film vault treasures, which were previously only available as part of The Joan Crawford Collection, Volume 2 (released back in the winter of 2008), will be reissued on Feb. 28.

Topping the list is director Michael Curtiz’s 1949 film noir gem, Flamingo Road, starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Gladys George and Sydney Greenstreet.

Also being set loose on the same date as stand-alone film offerings from the aforementioned box set are Strange Cargo (1940, Crawford teams with Clark Gable), Torch Song (1953, Crawford co-stars with Michael Wilding, who was married to Elizabeth Taylor at the time), Sadie McKee (1934) and A Woman's Face (1941, bad girl Joan Crawford gets a second chance from plastic surgeon played by Melvyn Douglas … but can she change her ways?).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAlso heading to the DVD market place on Feb. 21 are: director Richard Thorpe’s 1949 tearjerker, Challenge to Lassie; director Sidney Franklin’s early sound film, A Lady’s Morals (1930) with Grace Moore, Reginald Denny and Wallace Berry; writer/director Elliott Nugent’s 1933 film adaptation of his own stage play, Whistling in the Dark, starring Una Merkel, and Mary Astor does everything she can to ruin the chances of Virginia Bruce and Herbert Marshall to find happiness in director Robert B. Sinclair’s film release of Woman Against Woman.

On the Blu-ray release front, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has The Yakuza ready for delivery on Feb. 14, Twiggy stars in director Ken Russell’s 1971 film release of The Boy Friend on Feb. 21 and director Val Guest’s 1970 battle between cavemen and dinosaurs, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.

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