Posted Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 01:00 PM PST by Tom Landy
Two more limited edition Blu-ray releases are coming from Twilight Time in mid-January.
'Picnic' is director Joshua Logan’s superb adaptation of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a golden-boy-turned-drifter (William Holden) whose unexpected arrival in a small Kansas town ignites explosive passions in a discontented beauty queen (Kim Novak), a waspish schoolteacher (Rosalind Russell), an insecure bookworm (Susan Strasberg), and an ambitious mother (Betty Field). Featuring stunning ‘Scope cinematography by James Wong Howe and George Duning’s memorable romantic score (available on this release as an isolated track).
John Huston’s 'The Roots of Heaven' is an adventure-packed adaptation of Romain Gary’s Prix Goncourt-winning novel that takes a prescient look at an early eco-warrior (Trevor Howard) waging a battle to preserve the elephant herds of French Equatorial Africa. With the colonial government and bloodthirsty ivory hunters aligned against him, he joins forces with a motley band of rebels—including a jovial but perpetually hammered ex-military man (Errol Flynn) and a world-weary bar girl (Juliette Greco)—in a courageous effort to save the last wild things of this Earth.
The Blu-rays are each limited to 3000 copies and feature 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks (5.1 on 'Picnic' and 2.0 on 'The Roots of Heaven'), and supplements include isolated score tracks (both releases) and original theatrical trailer ('Picnic').
You can find the latest specs for 'Picnic (1965)' and 'Fright Night' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under January 17.
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