Those "retro" Force Awakens posters.
With that, let’s take a look at Warner Archive’s new releases for the week of June 4, 2013!
WARNER ARCHIVE – NEW THIS WEEK
Terror On A Train (1953) – Not to be confused with the Jamie Lee Curtis slasher flick Terror Train, this one stars Glenn Ford as a bomb disposal expert tasked by British police with finding and defusing a time bomb placed on board a train. The movie was directed by famed cinematographer Ted Tetzlaff (he shot Hitchcock’s Notorious).
The Decks Ran Red (1958) – James Mason stars as the new captain of a troubled freighter. Broderick Crawford and Stuart Whitman play two mutinous crew members who are plotting to murder everybody else on board and sell the ship. Dorothy Dandridge co-stars and Andrew L. Stone directs. A great title and an intriguing plot. I’m looking forward to checking this one out.
The Reformer And The Redhead (1950) – A political romantic comedy starring June Allyson and Dick Powell, a real-life married couple at the time. Powell plays a mayoral candidate who helps out Allyson when her zookeeper father loses his job. From the great comedy screenwriting team Melvin Frank and Norman Panama.
Right Cross (1950) – Allyson and Powell were busy in 1950. In this one, they’re two corners of a love triangle opposite Ricardo Montalban as a boxer in love with his promoter (Allyson). Several familiar faces pop up in supporting roles, including Lionel Barrymore and Marilyn Monroe as the awesomely named Dusky Ledoux.
The F.B.I.: The Complete Fifth Season (1969-70) – The long-running Efrem Zimbalist Jr. series hits its halfway point with a season chockfull of guest stars, including Robert Duvall, Jeff Bridges, Vera Miles and Harrison Ford.
In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (2012) – HBO Documentary Films goes behind the pages of the iconic fashion magazine, including interviews with editors, photographers, designers and celebrities. Directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the team behind such great documentaries as The Eyes Of Tammy Faye and Inside Deep Throat.
The Howard Hawks classic Air Force is coming back into print thanks to Warner Archive. It’s available for pre-order now and is scheduled to begin shipping June 11.
The Warner Archive Blu-ray collection will introduce Hugh Hudson’s prestige Tarzan epic Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes. Currently available for pre-order, the disc is currently scheduled for June 25.
THIS WEEK’S REVIEW
This week’s Warner Archive review is the camp classic Sincerely Yours starring the one and only Liberace! You can check it out here.
And that’s this week’s Burnt Offerings! I hope you enjoy the new column and we’ll see you again next Tuesday.
- Dr. Adam Jahnke