Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Lust for Life (1956)

Directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn and James Donald.

DVD bought in 2007
122m 15s

Audio Commentary by film historian Dr. Drew Casper
Theatrical Trailer

Helen of Troy (1956)

Directed by Robert Wise and starring Rossana Podesta, Jacques Sernas, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Stanley Baker.

DVD bought in 2004

The Look of Troy
Interviewing Helen
Sounds of Homeric Troy
Theatrical Trailer

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Vincent Price.

2-disc Special Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2004 

6-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray bought in 2013
231m 38s


Blu-ray extras - 

Bonus Movie - The Ten Commandments (1923) Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. 136mins

Audio Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic, The Ten Commandments" (both versions)
The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles (74mins)
Newsreel: The Ten Commandments: Premiere in New York
Hand-tinted footage of the exodus and parting of the Red Sea sequence (1923 version)
Two color Technicolor segment (1923 version)
Photo Galleries
Theatrical Trailers

Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin and Alexis Minotis.

DVD bought in 2007
104m 02s

Audio commentary with Filmmaker/Historian Peter Bogdanovich, 
with interview excerpts of director/producer Howard Hawks
Theatrical trailer

The Prodigal (1955)

Directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Lana Turner, Edmund Purdom and Louis Calhern.

DVD bought in 2007
112m 22s

Audio commentary by Film Historian Dr. Drew Casper
Theatrical trailer

Richard III (1955)

Directed by Laurence Olivier and starring Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke and Claire Bloom.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
158m 36s

Original Intermission Cards
Original Theatrical and TV Trailers
Extensive Image Galleries
The Trial of Richard III (TV 225mins)

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell.

DVD bought in 2008
Part of the 'Marilyn Monroe Collection'

Blu-ray bought in 2014
104m 24s


Audio commentary by author Kevin Lally
Isolated Score
The Hays Code: Picture-in-Picture with Sexual Innuendo Meter
Marilyn Monroe Interactive Timeline
Monroe and Wilder: An Intersection of Genius
Fox Movie Channel Presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman
2 Deleted Scenes
Hollywood Backstories: The Seven Year Itch
Fox Movietone News
Theatrical Trailer

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

Special Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2009
103m 16s

The Goldwyn Touch
From Stage to Screen
More Guys and Dolls Stories
Musical Performances
Theatrical Trailer

It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen and starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray and Michael Kidd.

DVD bought in 2006
101m 18s

It's Always Fair Weather: Going Out On A High Note
3 Outtake Musical Numbers
Two Segments From The MGM Parade Featuring Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly
2 Classic Cartoons: Deputy Droopy and Good Will To Men
Audio-Only Bonus: "I Thought They'd Never Leave" Outtake
Theatrical Trailer

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Produced by Walt Disney and directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske.

2-disc Platinum Edition DVD bought in 2006

Diamond Edition Blu-ray bought in 2012


Blu-ray extras - 

Inside Walt's Story Meetings
Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad
3 deleted scenes
"I'm Free as the Breeze" never recorded song
Lady's Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp (53mins)
Excerpts from Disneyland TV shows
Deleted scenes
3 theatrical trailers