Showing posts with label 1956 movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1956 movies. Show all posts

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Rodan (1956)

Directed by Ishiro Honda and starring Kenji Sahara and Yumi Shirakawa.

DVD bought in 2012

Bringing Godzilla Down to Size: The Art Of Japanese Special Effects (69mins)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Directed by Fred M Wilcox and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman and Robby the Robot.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2006

Blu-ray bought in 2010
98m 30s


Blu-ray extras -

Bonus movie - The Invisible Boy (1957) Directed by Herman Hoffman. 90mins

Bonus episode- "Robot Client" from the TV show "The Thin Man" (25mins)
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, The 1950s and Us (56mins)
Amazing!: Exploring the Far Reaches of 'Forbidden Planet'  (27mins)
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon (14mins)
Excerpts from "MGM Parade"
Deleted Scenes
Lost Footage
Theatrical Trailers

Earth vs The Flying Saucers (1956)

Directed by Fred F. Sears and starring Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor and Donald Curtis.

2-disc DVD bought in 2008

Blu-ray bought in 2014


Blu-ray extras - 
Includes Colorized version of the movie
Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, Arnold Kunert, Jeffrey Okun and Ken Ralston
The Hollywood blacklist and Bernard Gordon
Remembering Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Interview with actress Joan Taylor
The Colourisation Process" featurette
Original Screenplay Credits
"Flying Saucers vs. the Earth" comic
Ad art and photo galleries

Bonus Trailers

The Searchers (1956)

Directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood and Ward Bond.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2006

Blu-ray bought in 2011


Audio commentary by filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich
A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and 'The Searchers'
'The Searchers': An Appreciation
Behind the Camera
Inroduction by John Ford's son
Original Theatrical Trailer

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie and Bernard Miles.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
120m 18s

The Making of The Man Who Knew Too Much
Production Photos
Theatrical Trailer

Trapeze (1956)

Directed by Carol Reed and starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida.

DVD bought in 2004

Theatrical Trailer

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Directed by Michael Anderson and starring David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton and Shirley MacLaine.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2004
174m 38s

Audio Commentary with film expert Brian Sibley
Introduction by Film Historian Robert Osborne
Around the World of Michael Todd (52mins)
Playhouse Broadcast: Around the World in 80 Minutes (48mins)
The 1956 Los Angeles Premiere
Highlights from the 1957 Academy Awards
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailers
Almanac Reproduction

Bus Stop (1956)

Directed by Joshua Logan and starring Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray and Arthur O'Connell.

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

Blu-ray bought in 2014


Theatrical Trailer

High Society (1956)

Directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm.

DVD bought in 2004
107m 03s

Cole Porter in Hollywood: True Love
Newsreel footage: Gala premiere
Cartoon - "Millionaire Droopy"
Theatrical Trailer

The Court Jester (1956)

Directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker and Mildred Natwick.

DVD bought in 2007
101m 05s

Theatrical Trailer

The King and I (1956)

Directed by Walter Lang and starring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr and Rita Moreno.

DVD bought in 2003
138m 44s

Movietone News: Premiere
Movietone News: Oscars
Audio Clips
Theatrical Trailer

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