These Three (1936)
Manufacturer: Warner Archive Collection
College friends Karen Wright (Merle Oberon) and Martha Dobie (Miriam Hopkins) run a thriving rural Massachusetts girlsâ€™ school; Karen is in love with local doctor Joe Cardin (Joel McCrea); and they plan to marry soon; Then an incorrigible; vindictive student tells a shocking fibâ€¦and the lives and futures of Karen; Martha and Joe come crashing down in one of Hollywoodâ€™s most gripping depictions of what writer Lillian Hellman simply called â€œthe power of a lie;â€ Reshaping her daring 1934 play The Childrenâ€™s Hour into the 1936 movie These Three; Hellman may have changed the substance of the lie (from lesbianism on stage to a romantic triangle on film) to pacify censors; but lost none of her narrativeâ€™s compelling tension; In his first of eight films for producer Samuel Goldwyn; director William Wyler captures intense and focused performances from the three stars and particularly from Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee (and future fictional teenage sleuth Nancy Drew) Bonita Granville as the mendacious youngster; In the shattering force of its truthful storytelling; These Three is a great film;When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
The Hurricane (1937) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Kino Classics Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
Newly re-mastered in HD! The Hurricane is one of the most spectacular productions of the 1930s directed by the legendary John Ford (The Searchers). An intolerant Governor (Raymond Massey, Arsenic and Old Lace) sets off a series of tragic events in an idyllic Pacific paradise, disrupting the peaceful lives of newlywed islanders Terangi (John Hall, Arabian Nights) and Marama (Dorothy Lamour, My Favorite Brunette). Terangi is wrongly imprisoned by racist officials and after many failed escape attempts, additional years are added to original his six month jail term. Terangi finally succeeds and returns to Marama after a long absence, but only to be confronted with one of the most savage natural disasters to ever hit the island. The devastating hurricane was created by special effects wizard, James Basevi (San Francisco), who used enormous wind machines along with elaborate network of pipes and holding tanks to destroy the native village he had built. Ford acknowledged that assistant director Stuart Heisler (The Glass Key) was the driving force behind The Hurricane, and together they created a highly enjoyable film that stands as a landmark of Hollywood disaster films. The amazing cast includes Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith, Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine and Jerome Cowan.Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride, the author of Searching For John Ford: A Life | Original Theatrical Trailer
Coming Home [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brand: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Lu (Chen Daoming) and Feng (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. When Lu is released years later, he returns home to find his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize him, she still patiently awaits her husband's return. A stranger within his own family, Lu is determined to awaken his wife's memory through gentle displays of unconditional and eternal love.
Breathless (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD)
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection Brand: CRITERION COLLECTIONS
A French hood kills a policeman and heads for Italy with his U.S. girlfriend.
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