Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD

Burnt Offerings For April 8, 2014

April 08, 2014 - 9:23 am   |   By 

It’s a mixed bag of MOD madness this week, with animation, musicals and some wonders and oddities coming back into print after a long absence. Plus, there’s word of a couple new Blu-ray releases coming from Warner Archive in the near future: the 1955 musical Hit The Deck and John Milius’ The Wind And The Lion with Sean Connery. More on those gems when they arrive but for now, as per usual, click on the sassy l’il banner on this page to head over to the Warner Archive shop and head over to Amazon for all your Fox needs and desires. [Read on here...]

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NEW FROM THE WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION

Jonny Quest: The Complete Eighties Adventures (1986) – Hanna-Barbera’s boy adventurer returns along with Hadji, Bandit, Dr. Quest, Race Bannon and new pal Hardrock in 13 new episodes from the go-go 80s.

Beyond The Poseidon Adventure (1979) – Irwin Allen sends a group of treasure hunters back to everyone’s favorite upside-down ocean-liner. The all-star cast includes Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle, and many others who, after all, gotta eat.

Caged (1950) – One of the earliest women-in-prison movies and one of the few in that genre to be nominated for Academy Awards. Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby and Hope Emerson star in this tough crime picture from director John Cromwell.

The Souler Opposite (1998) – Christopher Meloni stars as a struggling stand-up who falls for waitress/political activist Janel Moloney in this indie romantic comedy.

Treasure Island (1934) – One of the best versions of Robert Louis Stevenson’s oft-filmed story with Wallace Beery as an unforgettable Long John Silver, Jackie Cooper as Jim Hawkins and Lionel Barrymore as Billy Bones.

 

NEW FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX CINEMA ARCHIVES

Footlight Serenade (1942) – Boxer Victor Mature joins a Broadway show and falls for chorus girl Betty Grable, but she’s already engaged to John Payne. Phil Silvers also makes an appearance in this enjoyable musical.

The Pleasure Seekers (1964) – Three American women share an apartment in Madrid and each of them go looking for love in all the wrong places. Ann-Margret, Carol Lynley, and Gene Tierney star in this musical remake of Three Coins In The Fountain, both of which were directed by Jean Negulesco.

- Adam Jahnke

 

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