Thursday, April 5, 2012

DVD Guide 6 Al Adamson Double Feature to Alfred Hitchcock: The Legend Begins

VERSION: Retro Shock-o-Rama; Fullscreen
DIRECTOR: Al Adamson
GENRE: Horror
LANGUAGES: English (spoken); no sub-titles
OTHER FEATURES: Retro Drive-In Promos, Linear Notes
Disc One:
Five Bloody Graves
CAST: Robert Dix, Scott Brady, Jim Davis, John Carradine
WRITER: Robert Dix (story/screenplay)
NOTES: A man finds himself against a renegade Apache tribe
COMMENTARY: Producer Samuel M. Sherman, Writer Robert Dix
DATE/TIME/RATING: 1970, 88/1h28, about R
Nurse Sherri (Theatrical Cut)
AKA: Beyond the Living, Hospital of Terror, Terror Hospital, The Possession of Nurse Sherri
CAST: Jill Jacobson, Marilyn Joi, Geoffrey Land
WRITER: Michael Bockman, Greg Tittinger
NOTES: The spirit of a dead necromancer possesses a nurse who goes on a killing spree
COMMENTARY: Producer Samuel M. Sherman
DATE/TIME/RATING: 1978, 88/1h28, R US
Disc Two
Nurse Sherri (Alternate Cut)
TIME: 83/1h23
FEATURES: Interview (Marilyn Joi)

VERSION: Walt Disney; Special Edition; Collector’s DVD Gift Set; Platinum Edition; slipcased within larger slipcase
CAST: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Searle, Bruce Adler, Brad Kane, Lea Solonga
DIRECTOR: Ron Clements, John Musker
WRITER: Roger Allers (story); Ron Clements
GENRE: Family, Fantasy
NOTES: A young man with a genie battles thieves in the ancient Arab world
ACCESSORIES: Slipcase with Character Portrait Drawings, The Sentitype: Film Frame, and Certificate of Authenticity; Book: A Diamond in the Rough; 12-page booklet
Disc One:
LANGUAGES: English/2 types (spoken); French, Spanish (subtitles)
COMMENTARY: Producer/Director/Co-Writer Ron Clements, Producer/Diector John Musker, Co-Producer Amy Pell
COMMENTARY: Supervising Animators Andreas Deja, Will Finn, Eric Goldberg, Glean Keane
OTHER FEATURES: Deleted Songs (14m10), Deleted Scenes (5m45), Music and More [17:10; Music Videos, Disney Song Selections], Disc 2 Preview, Trailers
Disc Two:
LANGUAGES: English (spoken); no subtitles
FEAUTRES: Games & Activities (Inside the Genie’s Lamp 6m10, Inside the Genie’s Lamp Self-Guided Tour, Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Adventure, 3 Wishes Game, The Genie World Tour 3m10), Backstage Disney [Publicity (Theatrical Trailer this 2m50, Return of Jafar 30s, Aladdin and the King of Thieves; Publicity Gallery), Backstage Disney [A Diamond in the Rough: The Making of Aladdin (Intro: An Evening with the Creators of Aladdin & the Producers 11m55 {From Arabian Nights to the Silver Screen 2m45, Reflections on Black Friday 3m25, Keane’s Teram: Redesigning the Lead Character 4m30, Rough Stuff #102 Progression Reel 1m53/An Animator Checks his Work 1m19, Green Room/Take 1 1m35}, The Music 6m50 {A Whole New World: The Recording Sessions 4m25, Rough Stuff #3 Prince Ali: Work in Progress 1m5, Green Room/Take 2 1m10}, The Animators 13m30 {Pencil+Computer: Creating the Magic Carpet 3m10, Master of the Line: The Art of Al Hirschfield 4m30, Designing Jasmine 2m40, Designing Jafar 2m10, Unsung Heroes: Of the Clean-Up Department 2m25, Jafar Goes to the Birds 3m10, Rough Stuff #4 When Live Action Meets Animation 2m10, Green Room/Take 3 2m10}, The Voice Talent 6m30 {You Talkin’ to Me?: The Voices of Aladdin 10m, Gilbert Gottfried: Up Close and Aggravated 2m25, Behind the Microphone 1m50, Extended Cast Member Interviews , Green Room/Take 4 1m10}, Make You Look! 3m45), Alan Menken: Musical Renaissance Man 20m, The Art of Aladdin (Art Review 8m45, Still Frame Galleries)]
DATE/TIME/RATING: 1992, 90/1h30, G US/Can

VERSION: Docurama; Fullscreen
CAST: Al Franken, Ann Coulter, Al Gore, Sean Hannity, Henry Kissinger, Walter Mondale, Michael Moore, Bill O’Reilly
DIRECTOR: Nick Doobs, Chris Hegedus
GENRE: Documentary
NOTES: A Democrat political satirist goes on a road trip
LANGUAGES: English (spoken); no sub-titles
FEATURES: Trailers (this/others), Deleted Scenes, Bios (text)
DATE/TIME/RATING: 2006, 84/1h24, about PG

VERSION: Mill creek; Legends Series; Fullscreen
GENRE: Thriller unless noted
DIRECTOR: Alfred Hitchcock unless noted
FEATURES: Trailers (Hitchcock films)
RATING: about G-PG
Disc One
The Lady Vanishes
CAST: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty, Cecil Parker, Linden Travers
WRITER: Ethel Lina White (story); Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder (screenplay)
NOTES: A passenger disappears during a Europe train trip
DATE/TIME: 1938, 97/1h37
The Farmer’s Wife
CAST: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker, Gibb McLaughlin, Maud Gill
WRITER: Eden Phillpotts (play); Eliot Stannard (adaptation)
GENRE: Comedy
NOTES: A widower doesn’t realize his housekeeper’s in love with him
DATE/TIME: 1928, 98/1h38
The Manxman
CAST: Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Anny Ondra, Randle Ayrton, Clare Greet
WRITER: Hall Caine (novel); Eliot Stannard (scenario)
GENRE: Drama
NOTES: A love triangle on the Isle of Man
DATE/TIME: 1926, 83/1h23
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
·         The Cheney Vase/Patricia Collings, Alfred Hitchcock, Darren McGavin, Carolyn Jones/Robert Stevens/Robert Bless/An elderly woman finds herself trapped in her home/1955/24
·         The Sorcerer’s Apprentice/Diana Dor, Alfred Hitchcock, Brandon De Wilde. David J. Stewart, Larry Kent/Joseph Lejtes/Robert Bloch (story/teleplay)/A drifter befriends a magician and his apprentice/1962/24
Disc Two:
Rich and Strange
AKA: East of Shanghai
CAST: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont, Betty Amann, Elsie Randolph
WRITER: Alfred Hitchcock (adaptation); Dale Collins (novel)
NOTES: A working class couple take a cruise after a windfall inheritance
DATE/TIME: 1932, 893/1h23
The Thirty-Nine Steps
CAST: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie
WRITER: John Buchan (novel); Charles Bennett (adaptation)
NOTES: A Canadian gentlemen visiting London gets caught up in espionage
DATE/TIME: 1935, 83/1h23
Secret Agent
CAST: John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Percy Marmont
WRITER: W. Somerset Maugham (novel); Campbell Dixon (play); Charles Bennett (screenplay)
NOTES: In World War I a British author tries to assassinate a German spy
DATE/TIME: 1936, 86/1h26
CAST: Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin, Ferdinand von Alten, Gordon Harker
WRITER: Alfred Hitchcock (writer), Walter C. Mycroft (novel)
GENRE: Comedy
NOTES: A rich Wall Street guy tries to teach his daughter a lesson
DATE/TIME: 1928, 86/1h26
CAST: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, John Longden, Donald Calthrop
WRITER: Charles Bennett (play); Alfred Hitchcock (adapted)
NOTES: A woman tries to hide her role in a murder from her detective boyfriend
DATE/TIME: 1929, 84/1h24
Disc Three:
Easy Virtue
CAST: Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams, Ian Hunter, Robin Irvine, Violet Farebrother
WRITER: Noel Coward (play); Eliot Stannard (scenario)
NOTES: A woman is caught having an affair with an artist
DATE/TIME: 1926, 79/1h19
Jamaica Inn
CAST: Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges, Hay Petrie, Frederick Piper
WRITER: Daphne Du Maurier (novel); Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison (screenplay)
NOTES: A gang of ship wreckers try to hide their activities
DATE/TIME: 1939, 93/1h33
The Lodger
AKA: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
CAST: Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June, Malcolm Keen, Ivor Novello
WRITER: Marie Belloc Lowndes (novel); Eliot Stannard (scenario)
NOTES: A killer murders young blonde women during foggy evenings
DATE/TIME: 1926, 80/1h20
The Ring
CAST: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey,      Harry Terry, Gordon Harker
WRITER: Alfred Hitchcock
NOTES: A fighter’s marriage is eroding due to the advances of a champion fighter
DATE/TIME: 1927, 89/1h29
Young and Innocent
CAST: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby, Mary Clare
WRITER: Josephine Tey (novel); Charles Bennett (screenplay)
NOTES: A writer falsely accused of murder tries to find the real killer
DATE/TIME: 1937, 80/1h20
Disc Four:
Juno and the Paycock
AKA: The Shame of Mary Boyle
CAST: Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill, Edward Chapman, Sidney Morgan, Sara Allgood
WRITER: Sean O'Casey (play); Alfred Hitchcock (adaptation)
GENRE: Drama
NOTES: The mother of a family of tenement dwellers tries to hold the family together during chaos
DATE/TIME: 1930, 95/1h35
CAST: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder, Joyce Barbour, Matthew Boulton, S.J. Warmington, William Dewhurst
WRITER: Joseph Conrad (novel), Charles Bennett (screenplay)
NOTES: A cinema operator secretly works with a group of saboteurs
DATE/TIME: 1936, 76/1h16
The Skin Game
CAST: C.V. France, Helen Haye, Jill Esmond, Edmund Gwenn, John Longden, Phyllis Konstam, Frank Lawton
WRITER: John Galsworthy (talking film by); Alfred Hitchcock (adaptation), Alma Reville (scenario)
GENRE: Drama
NOTES: Land use dispute between a land speculator and his family the local landowner and his family
DATE/TIME: 1931, 77/1h17
Number Seventeen
CAST: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart, Donald Calthrop, Barry Jones
WRITER: Joseph Jefferson Farjeon
NOTES: Visitors to a vacant house are all linked to a jewel heist
DATE/TIME: 1932, 63/1h3
The Man Who Knew Too Much
CAST: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield
WRITER: Charles Bennett, D.B. Wyndham-Lewis
NOTES: A family witnesses the murder of a French secret agent
DATE/TIME: 1934, 76/1h16

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