Olive Films Press Release: Sands of Iwo Jima and Cauldron of Blood

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    CAULDRON OF BLOOD (aka "Blind Man’s Bluff") (DVD & BLU-RAY)

    STARRING:
    BORIS KARLOFF
    (Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Black Cat, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”)

    VIVECA LINDFORS
    (Stargate, Creepshow, The Exorcist III, The Sure Thing, Dark City)

    DIRECTOR:
    SANTOS ALCOCER


    FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]PREBOOK: 9/9/2014[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]STREET: 10/14/2014[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]YEAR: 1971[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]GENRE: HORROR[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]LANGUAGE: ENGLISH[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]LABEL: OLIVE FILMS[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 99 mins[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]RATING: NR (NOTE: This film was originally given the short-lived “GP” rating, equivalent to PG)[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]ASPECT RATIO: 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; Color[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]AUDIO: MONO[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]SYNOPSIS:[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]In a clever twist on the sculptor/murderer theme that runs throughout horror film history, the legendary Boris Karloff stars as blind artist Franz Badulescu, who creates startlingly lifelike statues with the help of his protective daughter, Viveca Lindfors (Creepshow). Jean-Pierre Aumont (Day for Night) co-stars as a jet-setting photographer sent to photograph the reclusive artist at his Spanish castle, but unearths a horrible secret at the core of Badulescu’s haunting sculptures. Plotted like an Italian giallo, seasoned with American jazz and bursts of psychedelia, Cauldron of Blood (aka Blind Man’s Bluff) is among the more fascinating of Karloff’s Euro horror films of the period.[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]DVD ITEM# OF815[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]UPC# 887090081504[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]SRP: $24.95[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]BLU-RAY ITEM# OF816[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]UPC# 887090081603[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]SRP: $29.95[/color]

     

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    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:22px;]SANDS OF IWO JIMA (DVD & BLU-RAY)[/color]

    NOMINATED FOR FOUR ACADEMY AWARDS!
    INCLUDING BEST ACTOR (JOHN WAYNE), BEST WRITING /SCREENPLAY, BEST SOUND, BEST EDITING!

    STARRING:
    ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JOHN WAYNE (The Quiet Man, Rio Grande, The Alamo,True Grit)
    FORREST TUCKER (F Troop, Auntie Mame, Chisum)
    RICHARD JAECKEL (Starman, The Dirty Dozen, Twilight’s Last Gleaming)

    FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!


    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]PREBOOK: 10/7/2014[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]STREET: 11/11/2014[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]YEAR: 1949[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]GENRE: WAR[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]LANGUAGE: ENGLISH[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]LABEL: OLIVE FILMS[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 109 mins[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]RATING: NR[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]ASPECT RATIO: 1.37:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]AUDIO: MONO[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]SYNOPSIS:[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]John Wayne earned a 1949 Best Actor Academy Award® nomination for one of his most iconic roles, as the battle-hardened leader of a squad of recruits, in Allan Dwan's Sands of Iwo Jima.[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]Haunted by his personal demons, Marine Sgt. John Stryker is both hated and feared by his men, who see him as a cold-hearted sadist. But when their boots hit the beaches, they begin to understand the reason for Stryker's rigid form of discipline, as he leads them into one of the most treacherous battles in the Pacific.[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]Emotionally gripping, punctuated with intense battle scenes, all bound together by Wayne's larger-than-life performance, Sands of Iwo Jima is the quintessential WWII film.[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]DVD ITEM# OF819[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]UPC# 887090081900[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]SRP: $24.95[/color]

    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]BLU-RAY ITEM# OF820[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]UPC# 887090082006[/color]
    [color=rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;]SRP: $29.95[/color]

     

     

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    Another cult movie, this time with Karloff. Not sure if I'm going to get this one, even though I have a taste for schlock.

    Seems this one has been seriously underrepresented on DVD, so fans should be pleased.
     
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    Have you ever seen Sands of Iwo Jima? If not, I'm recommending this title. One of Wayne's best acting performances and a fine film.
     
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    Brad here. Guess its safe to assume that Olive will not be including that muddled colorized version of Sands Of Iwo Jima that appeared on VHS some years ago. Oh the colorization job was awful.
    Now if someone were to do a modern digital colorization for a Blu release, I'd be down with that. As long as you also get the pristine B&W original as well.

    Anyway a must-have for my Blu-ray Library.
     
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    Never saw it. It will be preordered. Thanks as always.
     
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    A bit bummed that they are seemingly doing just three titles total for Oct-Nov (these two plus Dragonfly Squadron 3D).

    29 Paramount licensed titles remaining

    23 BD/DVD titles:

    The Adalen Riots (1969)Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951)The Beat Generation (1959)Beware, My Lovely (1952)Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)The Eternal Sea (1955)Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950)Hell's Five Hours (1958)The Invisible Monster (1950)The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974)Man of Conquest (1939)Outrage (1950)The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)The Quiet Gun (1957)The Shanghai Story (1954)The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)Stranger at My Door (1956)Track the Man Down (1955)Try and Get Me (1950)
    The Weapon (1956)Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)World for Ransom (1954)6 DVD-only releases that need Blu-ray upgrade:The Buccaneer (1938)The Lawless (1950)No Man of Her Own (1950)Pony Express (1953)Something to Live For (1952)Tropic of Cancer (1970)
     
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    Yeah, I'm thinking this might be it for 2014, save for maybe 1 more. December will likely be skipped entirely like they have been doing in the past. Hopefully the new 2015 releases start in January or February instead of April.

    Also, you forgot one more upcoming Republic/Paramount film : Try and Get Me (1950) making the total 29 remaining.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Still waiting on Beware My Lovely and *Dr Terror*
     
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    Cauldron of Blood is now available for preorder. Sands of Iwo Jima has
    an Amazon listing but not yet available. Probably in a few hours. Will keep
    you all posted.

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    Agreed! Will order this one. Now we just need They Were Expendable (MGM)
     
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    WB has control of that title.
     
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    Now Available for Preorder
    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.
     
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    Done! As always, thanks for the pre-order link Ron!
     
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    Alex, thank YOU (and everyone else) for the support by ordering through the links.

    I just preordered myself. Looking forward to this first-time watch.
     
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    You will not be disappointed. Maybe The Duke's best performance and overall a great WWII film.
     
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    You'll really like it!
     
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    Sands of Iwo Jima now in my Amazon cart, via your link.

    Should be a lot better than that crappy colorized version on VHS they did some years ago.

    Still wouldn't mind seeing a well-done digital colorization done of this film. Of course now I'll have the "Film Heretic" label tossed my way but what the heck.
     
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