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Two more Blu-ray classics announced from Olive: "Body and Soul" and "Force of Evil"


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   SeanAx

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Posted May 04 2012 - 07:18 AM

Olive announces two more films from the Republic library. "Body and Soul" and "Force of Evil" are coming to DVD and Blu-ray on July 31.


Official press releases reproduced below, along with cover art.



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE HUSTLER & ALL THE KING’S MEN
REMASTERED IN HD FROM AN ARCHIVAL 35MM PRINT
FIRST TIME ON
Blu-ray©
DAY & DATE (DVD  & BLU-RAY)

1948 OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST EDITING
OSCAR NOMINEE:
BEST ACTOR | BEST SCREENPLAY


JOHN GARFIELD | LILLI PALMER | HAZEL BROOKS | WILLIAM CONRAD

BODY AND SOUL (1947)
Directed by ROBERT ROSSEN | Written by ABRAHAM POLONSKY | Cinematography by JAMES WONG HOWE
Editing by ROBERT PARRISH | Produced by BOB ROBERTS | Second Unit Director ROBERT ALDRICH

PREBOOK 6/26/12 STREET 7/31/12


DVD  UPC# 887090045100 CAT# OF451 $19.95srp
BLU-RAY  UPC# 887090045209 CAT# OF452 $29.95srp


John Garfield delivers as Oscar® nominated performance in this knockout story of driving ambition that stands as a classic of its genre. Garfield stars as Charley Davis, a strong-willed young prizefighter whose ruthless quest for a shot at the title forces him to mortgage his humanity to a corrupt boxing syndicate. But when faced with the chance to regain his self-respect, Charley climbs into the ring one last time – in an unforgettable climatic fight scene shot by two time Oscar® winner James Wong Howe (Hud). Widely regarded as one of the best boxing stories ever made, Body and Soul boasts a strong supporting cast, an Oscar® nominated screenplay by Abraham Polonsky (Force of Evil) and a 1947 Academy Award® for Best Editing. Directed by Robert Rossen (The Hustler).

1947 | B&W | 106 Minutes | Not Rated


"BODY AND SOUL"  JOHN GARFIELD  LILLI PALMER  HAZEL BROOKS
With  ANNE REVERE  WILLIAM CONRAD JOSEPH PEVNEY  LLOYD GOFF  CANADA LEE
Screenplay by ABRAHAM POLONSKY  Produced by BOB ROBERTS  Directed by ROBERT ROSSEN

Body and Soul ©1947 Melange Pictures LLC.  All Rights Reserved.

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FORCE OF EVIL has been a major influence on my work…
particularly on
MEAN STREETS, RAGING BULL and GOODFELLAS.”
Martin Scorsese

REMASTERED IN HD FROM AN ARCHIVAL 35MM PRINT
FIRST TIME ON
Blu-ray©
DAY & DATE (DVD  & BLU-RAY)


JOHN GARFIELD | THOMAS GOMEZ | MARIE WINDSOR | BEATRICE PEARSON
FORCE OF EVIL (1948)
Co-Written and Directed by ABRAHAM POLONSKY (TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE)
Produced by BOB ROBERTS | Assistant Director ROBERT ALDRICH

PREBOOK 6/26/12 STREET 7/31/12


DVD  UPC# 887090045308 CAT# OF453 $19.95srp
BLU-RAY  UPC# 887090045407 CAT# OF454 $29.95srp


This gritty Film Noir is drenched in greed, cynicism and corruption of the soul, as embodied by John Garfield (The Postman Always Rings Twice) in one his most memorable roles. Garfield is perfectly cast as Joe Morse, a lawyer whose connection to a ruthless racketeer has nearly destroyed his sense of morality. His participation in a rigged numbers racket could prove disastrous for his high-strung brother (superbly played by Thomas Gomez), whose small-time policy bank stands to go broke when the rigged numbers pay off.  Writer and director Abraham Polonsky (In his directorial debut) was later victimized by the Hollywood blacklist, curtailing a promising career for decades until he directed Robert Redford in 1969’s Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here. The great supporting cast includes Paul Fix, Beatrice Pearson and Noir goddess, Marie Windsor (The Killing).

1948 | B&W | 78 Minutes | Not Rated


SPECIAL FEATURE:
INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN SCORSESE (1995)


JOHN GARFIELD  “FORCE OF EVIL”  A ROBERTS PRODUCTION
WITH THOMAS GOMEZ AND MARIE WINDSOR AND INTRODUCING BEATRICE PEARSON
BASED UPON THE NOVEL “TUCKER’S PEOPLE” BY IRA WOLFERT PRODUCED BY BOB ROBERTS
SCREENPLAY BY ABRAHAM POLONSKY AND IRA WOLFERT DIRECTED BY ABRAHAM POLONSKY
FORCE OF EVIL ©1949 Melange Pictures LLC.  All Rights Reserved.


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