Thursday, 26 February 2015

Cleopatra (1963)

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall and Martin Landau.

3-disc Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2001

3-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2007

2-disc 50th Anniversary Blu-ray bought in 2012
251m 07s



Blu-ray extras - 

Audio commentary by Tom & Chris Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (119mins)
Cleopatra Trough the Ages: A Cultural History
Cleopatra's Missing Footage
Fox Movie Channel Presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman
The Cleopatra Papers: A Private Conference
The Fourth Star of Cleopatra
Fox Movietone News
Theatrical Trailers

55 Days at Peking (1963)

Directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Leo Genn and Flora Robson.

DVD bought in 2009

Blu-ray bought in 2014


Blu-ray extra -

Restoration Featurette

The Great Escape (1963)

Directed by John Sturges and starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, 
James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn and David McCallum.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2002

Blu-ray bought in 2013
172m 14s


Audio commentary with James Garner, James Coburn, Donald Pleasence and David McCallum.
Bringing Fact to Fiction (12mins)
Preparations for Freedom (20mins)
The Flight to Freedom (10mins)
A Standing Ovation (6mins)
The Untold Story (51mins)
The Untold Story - Additional Interviews (10mins)
The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones (25mins)
Return to The Great Escape (24mins)
Theatrical Trailer

The Birds (1963)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, 
Veronica Cartwright and Suzanne Pleshette.

Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2005

50th Anniversary Blu-ray bought in 2013
119m 30s


Blu-ray extras - 

All About The Birds" documentary (80mins)
The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie (14mins)
Storyboards (24mins)
Tippi Hedren’s Screen Test (10mins)
Hitchcock–Truffaut Interview Excerpts (14mins)
Deleted Scene
Original Ending
The Birds Is Coming" newsreel
Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock
Production Photographs
Theatrical trailer

The Haunting (1963)

Directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn

DVD bought in 2004

Audio commentary by Robert Wise, Nelson Gidding, Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn
Stills Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

The Raven (1963)

Directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court and Jack Nicholson.

Double Feature DVD bought in 2003

Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2015


Midnite Movies Double Feature also includes - 

The Comedy of Terrors (1963) directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Vincent Price, 
Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone. 84mins.

Blu-ray extras -

Isolated Score and Effects Track
Peter Lorre: The Double Face (61mins)
Richard Matheson: Storyteller - interview with writer and novelist Richard Matheson
Corman's Comedy of Poe - interview with director Roger Corman
The Trick - short film (12mins)
Photo Gallery
Promotional Record advert
Theatrical Trailer
Collector's Booklet
Reversible Sleeve

The Haunted Palace (1963)

Directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price, Debra Paget and Lon Chaney Jr.

DVD bought in 2004

Midnite Movies Double Feature also includes -

Tower of London (1962) directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price. 79mins

DVD extras -

A Change of Poe - interview with producer/director Roger Corman
Theatrical Trailer

Black Sabbath (1963)

Directed by Mario Bava and starring Boris Karloff, Mark Damon and Michele Mercier.

3-disc Blu-ray + booklet bought in 2014
95m 51s

The Three Faces of Fear" European version (92:15)
Black Sabbath" U.S. version (95:51)
Audio Commentary by Video Watchdog's Tim Lucas
Introduction by author and critic Alan Jones
Twice the Fear (32mins)