Coming Attractions | MovieFanFare

By: Movies Unlimited  09-12-2011

Shout, Shout Lets Them All Out: For years, Shout Factory, started by some of the folks behind Rhino Records, has been one of the most aggressive indie companies out there. They’ve managed to wrangle the rights to much-requested TV series like SCTV and Leave It to Beaver, and cult films such as the original The Stepfather. Now, the company has pacted with Fox for some interesting titles. Among them are:

Dig Doug : Douglas Sirk, the German-born filmmaker best known for such superior soapers as Imitation of Life, Written on the Wind and Magnificent Obsession, is getting his own collection and Movies Unlimited has an exclusive on it. It’s the, a four-disc set which showcases that there was more to Sirk than soap. The most famous title of the batch is (1957), based on William Faulkner’s Pylon, and featuring Rock Hudson as a journalist who befriends WWI ace-turned-barnstorming pilot Robert Stack in 1930s New Orleans. Dorothy Malone is Stack’s wife, desired by Hudson and mechanic Jack Carson, in this exciting and powerful tale of lust in the dust and heroics in the sky.  Also included is (1951), in which nun Claudette Colbert believes convicted killer Ann Blyth is innocent and strives to clear her; (1954), featuring Hudson as the son of the Apache Indian leader, who battles war-mongering brother Rex Reason and his followers while trying to bring peace with the Cavalry; and (1955), with Rock as the Irish hellraiser mentored by revolutionary Jeff Chandler who battles the British and romances Chandler’s daughter Barbara Rush. All four titles are available individually, as well.

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