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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 242017
 

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WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967) NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER Audrey Hepburn brings all her formidable skills to bear in this instant suspense classic, adapted from the hit Broadway play by Frederick Knott (Dial M for Murder). And the shivers come stronger than ever in this crisp and clear Blu-ray edition. Hepburn plays the recently blinded Susy Hendrix, whose journey to self-reliance hits an unseen obstacle in the form of a trio of criminals, a pair of conmen (Richard Crenna and Jack Weston) and a certifiable psycho (an electrifying Alan Arkin). Believing a doll stuffed full of contraband is stashed somewhere in Susy's apartment, the trio subject her to a torturous game of cat and mouse in an attempt to uncover this hidden treasure. As the stakes mount, and Susy begins to realize her apparent weakness my be the key to her escape. Directed by Terence Young and produced by Mel Ferrer.

 

BELLS ARE RINGING (1960) NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER Reprising her Tony-winning Broadway role, Judy Holliday plays answering service operator Ella Peterson. Privy to all the details of her clients' lives, Ella can't help but "pry" to help in her own sweet way. Her latest project is the playwright (Dean Martin) on the other end of Plaza 0-4433, who is desperate for plot for his latest play. And Ella has a lot of tales to tell… Judy is pitch perfect in the role that was personally crafted for her by the masters of the modern musical, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, aided by the formidable music of Jule Styne. Thanks to the ample space found on Blu-ray Disc, the score and performances can be heard like never before and maestro director Vincente Minnelli's colorful compositions dazzle the eyes. Co-stars Dean Martin and Jean Stapleton only add more fizz to this Champagne of a film.

NOTE: These DVDs are Manufactured on Demand (MOD); to order, fans must visit The Warner Archive Collection, WB Shop.com, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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