New Twilight Time DVD's with isolated score tracks
The formidable team behind The Mechanic – star Charles Bronson and director Michael Winner
– strikes again with a powerful modern-day Western full of awesome action…and Jack Palance too!
The familiar team of director Michael Winner and star Charles Bronson joins forces with
Chato’s Land (1972), focusing on Bronson’s stoic Apache, pursued by a scrofulous posse
of rapists and murderers led by none other than Jack Palance. Highlighted by Jerry Fielding’s
powerful score, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.
Director Ivan Passer’s sun-drenched neo-noir classic, with Jeff Bridges and John Heard giving
devastating performances in a complex murder mystery tale, busts out on Blu-ray!
Cutter’s Way (1981) – director Ivan Passer’s and screenwriter Jeffrey Alan Fiskin’s slashing
adaptation of Newton Thornburg’s novel, Cutter and Bone – provides a devastating look
at post-Vietnam, post-Watergate America, as exemplified by its trio of damaged protagonists:
a slightly dim beach-boy gigolo (Jeff Bridges), a ferocious disabled veteran (John Heard),
and the cynical, alcoholic young woman (Lisa Eichhorn) they both love. All three actors are
nothing short of combustive here, in a dark tale (set against a gorgeously sunny Santa Barbara)
about the attempt to pin a murder on a fat-cat plutocrat (Stephen Elliott) – who may, in fact, be guilty.
The score is by Jack Nitzsche.
Bonjour Tristesse and Breathless star Jean Seberg travels a thorny road to romance in
director Robert Parrish’s rarely-seen, elegantly played adaptation of Irwin Shaw stories set in Paris.
The marvelous Irwin Shaw adapted two of his own Paris-set short stories for In the French Style (1963),
directed by Robert Parrish (The Wonderful Country) and starring Jean Seberg. Once again, Seberg is
the archetypal footloose American girl in the City of Light, engaging in a series of affairs before
falling hard for a hard-drinking journalist (Stanley Baker). Beautifully shot by Michel Kelber
(French Cancan) and featuring a score by the man who was, for many years,
Jean Renoir’s house composer, Joseph Kosma.
Fred Zinnemann directs the unforgettably moving film of Lillian Hellman’s book, a winner of 3 Academy
Awards® in a dazzling 4K restoration on Blu-ray, with an all-new Jane Fonda commentary!
Adapted by Alvin Sargent from a chapter in Lillian Hellman’s memoir, Pentimento, and directed by
the magisterial Fred Zinnemann, Julia (1977) stars Jane Fonda as the famously flinty Hellmann
and Vanessa Redgrave as her childhood friend, a young woman from a wealthy upper-crust
American family who becomes a ferocious anti-Fascist in Europe during the prelude to World War II.
Also starring Jason Robards as Hellman’s tough lover, the writer Dashiell Hammett, and
Maximilian Schell as a deceptively mild-mannered resistance member.
Shot by Douglas Slocombe, and highlighted by music from the sublime Georges Delerue.
Five electrifying actors – Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis and Liam Neeson –
join the director of Get Carter and Croupier for best-selling author Jack Higgins’ tense IRA thriller!
Director Mike Hodges’ adaptation of the Jack Higgins thriller, A Prayer for the Dying (1987), with a
score by Bill Conti, focuses on a former IRA terrorist (Mickey Rourke) forced into killing a
mobster in order to walk away from a lifetime of violence. Bob Hoskins co-stars as the priest
who may offer him redemption, with Alan Bates as a flamboyant London crime lord who’s had
enough of both IRA man and man of God.
Back by popular demand after a fast initial sellout: Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges in debuting
director Michael Cimino’s deft and dazzling combination of character study and heist thriller!
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) marked the directing debut of screenwriter Michael Cimino
(The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate), working under the meticulous guidance of star/producer
Clint Eastwood. Eastwood plays a typically laconic loner, a big-time thief in hiding who hooks up
with a goofy young drifter (Jeff Bridges, giving an Oscar®-nominated performance).
First attempting to escape from a couple of vengeful former partners (George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis),
then joining forces with them to pull off a risky robbery, Eastwood and Bridges give us an
ultimately touching portrait of masculine friendship. Superbly photographed in Montana’s Big Sky
ountry by Frank Stanley, and featuring a score by Eastwood regular Dee Barton.