Monday, 23 February 2015

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price, Barbara Steele and John Kerr.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
80m 32s

Audio commentary with director Roger Corman
Audio commentary with Tim Lucas
Isolated Score and Effects Track
The Story Behind the Swinging Blade (43mins)
An Evening of Edgar Allen Poe" 1970 special (53mins)
Added Television Sequence From 1968
Theatrical Trailer
Booklet featuring new writing on the film
Reversible sleeve

The Innocents (1961)

Directed by Jack Clayton and starring Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin and Peter Wyngarde.

Blu-ray bought in 2014

Audio commentary by Christopher Frayling
The Bespoke Overcoat" short by director Jack Clayton (38mins)
Naples is a Battlefield" documentary by director Jack Clayton (14mins)
Filmed Introduction (26mins)
Designed by Motley (14mins)
Theatrical trailer

Akira Kurosawa Samurai Collection

5-film 4-disc Blu-ray Collection, bought in 2014

Films included in the set - 

Seven Samurai (1955)
Throne of Blood (1957)
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Yojimbo (1961)
Sanjuro (1962)

Audio commentary on Throne of Blood by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
Audio commentary on Yojimbo by film critic Philip Kemp
The Art of Akira Kurosawa (49mins)
Interview with filmmaker George Lucas
Interview with filmmaker Alex Cox

Theatrical Trailers

The Hustler (1961)

Directed by Robert Rossen and starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie and George C. Scott.

Special Edition DVD bought in 2007
129m 14s

Audio commentary by Paul Newman, Richard Schickel and various members of the cast and crew
The Hustler: The Inside Story (24mins)
How To Make The Shot:
Trick Shot Analysis - Picture-in-Picture track
Behind-The-Scenes" still gallery
Theatrical trailer

The Misfits (1961)

Directed by John Huston and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter and Eli Wallach.

Blu-ray bought in 2014

Theatrical Trailer

The Comancheros (1961)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin and Lee Marvin.

DVD bought in 2004
102m 50s

Double Feature with - The Undefeated (1969) directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. 119mins

Theatrical Trailer

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, James Darren, Irene Papas and Gia Scala.

DVD bought in 2001

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2009

50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray bought in 2011
156m 21s



Blu-ray extras - 

Audio commentary by director J. Lee Thompson
Audio commentary by film historian Stephen J. Rubin
The Resistance Dossier of Navarone
Forging the Guns of Navarone: Notes from the Set
Ironic Epic of Heroism
Epic Restoration
A Heroic Score
Prologue without the narration
Memories of Navarone
Message from Carl Foreman
Great Guns" featurette
No Visitors" featurette
Honeymoon on Rhodes" featurette
Two Girls on the Town" featurette

King of Kings (1961)

Directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Ryan, Siobhan Mckenna, Ron Randall, Hurd Hartfield, Viveca Lindfors, Rip Torn and Harry Guardino.

DVD bought in 2003

Blu-ray bought in 2014


The Camera's Window of the World
Premiere Newsreels
Theatrical Trailer

El Cid (1961)

Directed by Anthony Mann and starring Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Douglas Wilmer and Herbert Lom.

2-disc Limited Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2008

2-disc Deluxe Edition Blu-ray bought in 2011


Blu-ray extras -

Audio commentary by Bill Bronston and Neal M. Rosendorf
Hollywood Conquers Spain: The Making of 'El Cid'" (24mins)
Samuel Bronston: The Epic Journey of a Dreamer" (52mins)
Behind the Camera: Anthony Mann and 'El Cid' (17mins)
Miklós Rózsa: Maestro of the Movies" featurette (30mins)
1961 Promotional Radio Interviews
Stills Galleries:
Behind the Scenes
Promotional Materials
Theatrical Trailers