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Gloria starring Gena Rowlands and The Talk of the Town starring Cary Grant coming on dvd!


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted November 28 2002 - 02:05 AM

Popular cable fare during the 80's, Gloria arrives on Feb. 25, 2003, and in widescreen:

She’s an ex-gun moll and showgirl suddenly forced to protect a kid whose parents have been rubbed out by the mob. Now the mob wants the kid dead too - but first they’ll have to deal with Gloria (Gena Rowlands in an Oscar®-nominated performance, Best Actress, 1980.) Director John Cassavetes, known for his unique approach to filmmaking, creates a powerful, tension-filled story. An accountant (Buck Henry) is in possession of a ledger which could put a number of mob bosses behind bars for a long time. Before he is killed, however, he manages to entrust the ledger and his son to a neighbor, Gloria, for protection. Gloria reluctantly takes the kid on the run while keeping the mob at bay, sometimes at the point of a gun. Finally, tired of running, she decides to confront them head on!
Stars: Buck Henry, Gena Rowlands, Julie Carmen, Juan Adames
Director: John Cassavetes
Producer: Sam Shaw
Writer: John Cassavetes
Genre: Drama
Run Time: 122
Quote: "Unique and suspenseful and thoroughly satisfying. GLORIA is glorious." - Rex Reed, Vouge
Quote: "A fine action film with a thrilling heroine." - David Denby, New York Magazine
Rating: PG
Bonus Materials
1. Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
2. Widescreen Presentation
3. Remastered in High Definition
4. Audio: English
5. Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Spanish
6. Bonus Trailers
7. Interactive Menus
8. Scene Selections
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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Garry Cowell

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Posted November 28 2002 - 04:11 AM

Sweet! I managed to catch this in the cinema last year. It makes a nice companion piece with Luc Besson's Leon.
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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted November 28 2002 - 06:17 AM

Will it include the TV ad? One of my oldest off-air recordings from 1980 has one, with "Now playing" at the end.
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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 02 2002 - 03:07 PM

DVDFile has article about Gloria and The Talk of the Town dvd releases here.





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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted December 02 2002 - 03:25 PM

Talk of the Town is mine! Posted Image

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 02 2002 - 03:31 PM

Gloria and The Talk of the Town are mine. Gloria is a personal favorite of mine.





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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted December 02 2002 - 05:04 PM

Great news, most of the available Cassavetes DVD's are travesties.
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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   John Koehler

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Posted December 03 2002 - 06:41 AM

Rowlands is a terrific actress, ranking with Davis, Stanwyck, Swanson, de Havilland. Anyone who appreciates magnetic and compelling screen performances should catch this one. Forget the Sharon Stone remake. Rowlands is leagues ahead of such pop culture "stars."

Gloria directorially is also Cassavetes at his best. The news of this release is most welcome.

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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted January 24 2003 - 11:16 PM

bumped as release date is getting closer

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