Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Henry King's classic 1955 romance starring Jennifer Jones and William Holden is getting a limited edition Blu-ray release in July.
In an early announcement to retailers, Twilight Time will start shipping a Blu-ray release of 'Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing' on July 9.
One of Hollywood’s great epic romances, 'Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing' (1955)—based on the bestselling autobiographical novel by Han Suyin—stars Jennifer Jones as a reserved Eurasian doctor working in the exotic, conflict-ridden Hong Kong of the post-World War II era. There, she meets a dashing (if married) war correspondent, resplendently played by William Holden; the two embark on a whirlwind romance buffeted by problems of race, politics, and war. Directed by the sturdy Henry King, the film features superb cinematography by Leon Shamroy—with extraordinary location footage shot by Charles Clarke—and an unforgettable score by the great Alfred Newman, built on one of the most popular title songs of the 1950s, written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster.
The release will be limited to 3000 units and will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio Commentary with Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Michael Lonzo, and Sylvia Stoddard; Isolated Score Track; Movietone News Footage; Original Theatrical Trailer; and Extensive Liner Notes by Julie Kirgo.
You can pre-order the Blu-ray from Screen Archives here for $29.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 9.
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