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Olive Films announces May 2016 DVD & Blu-ray releases

COMING IN May 2016 ON DVD & BLU-RAY
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Olive Films is proud to announce the following May 2016 releases:


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RICH KIDS DVD
CAT: OF1208
UPC: 887090120814
SRP: $24.95

RICH KIDS BD
CAT: OF1209
UPC: 887090120913
SRP: $29.95


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THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF
BEL AMI DVD
CAT: OF1200
UPC: 887090120005
SRP: $24.95

THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF
BEL AMI BD
CAT: OF1201
UPC: 887090120111
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THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI
GEORGE SANDERS (All About Eve, Call Me Madam, Rebecca)
ANGELA LANSBURY (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
ANN DVORAK (The Return of Jesse James, Flame of Barbary Coast)
JOHN CARRADINE (The Grapes of Wrath)
WARREN WILLIAM (Madame X, Cleopatra)
ALBERT BASSERMANN (Foreign Correspondent, The Red Shoes)

Directed by
ALBERT LEWIN (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami features a cast of Academy Award winning & nominated actors led by George Sanders (Best Supporting Actor winner, All About Eve), Angela Lansbury (three Best Supporting Actress nominations for her work in Gaslight, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Manchurian Candidate) and Albert Basserman (Best Supporting Actor nominee for ForeignCorrespondent).


YEAR: 1946
GENRE: DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 112 mins
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W
AUDIO: MONO


George Sanders (All About Eve) is at his wicked best in The Private Affairs of Bel Ami, based on the novel Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant and directed by Albert Lewin (The Picture of DorianGray).

The opportunistic, womanizing Parisian journalist, Georges Duroy (Sanders), known to the women who love him as “Bel Ami,” uses his charms to climb the ladder of Paris society while discarding those whose usefulness has run its course. Using those around him to further his aspirations, Georges will find in his friend and former fellow soldier, Charles Forestier (John Carradine, The Grapes of Wrath) a benefactor whose kindness he’ll reward with betrayal.

The women who travel in and out of Georges’s life include Charles’s wife, Madeleine (Ann Dvorak, Flame of Barbary Coast), the beautiful and blinded-by-love Clotilde de Marelle (Angela Lansbury, The Picture of Dorian Gray) and the lovely young heiress Suzanne Walter (Susan Douglas, The Outside Chance of MaximilianGlick).

Director Lewin (Pandora and the Flying Dutchman) weaves a compelling tale of love and deception in The Private Affairs of Bel Ami, co-starring Warren William (Strange Illusion), Frances Dee (Mister Scoutmaster), Hugo Haas (King Solomon’s Mines), Albert Bassermann (Foreign Correspondent) in a film photographed in silky black & white tones by Academy Award winner Russell Metty (Spartacus).

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THE KING AND FOUR
QUEENS BD
CAT: OF1202
UPC: 887090120210
SRP: $29.95
THE KING AND FOUR QUEENS
CLARK GABLE (Gone with the Wind, Mogambo, The Misfits)
JO VAN FLEET (Cool Hand Luke, East of Eden, The Tenant)
ELEANOR PARKER (The Sound of Music, The Man with the Golden Arm)
JEAN WILLES (Ocean’s 11, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Bite the Bullet)
BARBARA NICHOLS (Pal Joey, Sweet Smell of Success)
SARA SHANE (Magnificent Obsession, Three Bad Sisters, Affair in Havana)

Directed by
RAOUL WALSH (White Heat, High Sierra, Fighter Squadron)

The King and Four Queens is packed with Academy Award winners and nominees including Clark Gable (Best Actor winner for It Happened One Night); Jo Van Fleet (Best Supporting Actress winner for East of Eden); Best Actress nominee Eleanor Parker for Caged, Detective Story, Interrupted Melody); Lucien Ballard (Best Cinematography nominee for The Caretakers) and composer Alex North (with a total of fifteen nominations).


YEAR: 1956
GENRE: WESTERN
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 84 mins
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


Clark Gable (Gone with the Wind) stars as Dan Kehoe, a smooth-talking con man in hot pursuit of a gold fortune in the Raoul Walsh (White Heat) directed The King and Four Queens. Seeking the spoils of a heist gone bad by the McDade brothers, Dan sets about romancing each of their wives (Eleanor Parker, The Sound of Music; Jean Willes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Barbara Nichols, Pal Joey; and Sara Shane, Magnificent Obsession) in hopes that one of them knows where the gold is hidden. Jealousy among the women soon turns them against one another as they pursue the less-than-scrupulous Dan, all under the watchful eye of their quick-on-the-trigger mother-in-law Ma McDade (Jo Van Fleet, East of Eden).

Written for the screen by Richard Alan Simmons and Margaret Fitts (based on a story by Fitts), The King and Four Queens, filmed in CinemaScope by the renowned Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch) features a rousing score by Alex North (A Streetcar Named Desire).

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LEGEND OF THE LOST DVD
CAT: OF1203
UPC: 887090120319
SRP: $19.95
LEGEND OF THE LOST

JOHN WAYNE (The Quiet Man, Sands of Iwo Jima, Rio Bravo)
SOPHIA LOREN (The Pride and the Passion, Two Women)
ROSSANO BRAZZI (Summertime, South Pacific, The Italian Job)

Directed by
HENRY HATHAWAY (Niagara, The Sons of Katie Elder)

Legend of the Lost, directed by Best Director nominee Henry Hathaway (The Lives of a Bengal Lancer), features Academy Award winners John Wayne (Best Actor, True Grit), Sophia Loren (Best Actress, Two Women) and cinematographer Jack Cardiff (Best Cinematography, Black Narcissus).


YEAR: 1957
GENRE: ADVENTURE DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 108 mins
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


John Wayne, Sophia Loren and Rossano Brazzi ignite the screen in Legend of the Lost. Intrepid guide Joe January (John Wayne, The Quiet Man) and treasure hunter Paul Bonnard (Rossano Brazzi, Summertime), who hires Joe to help locate the fabled lost city of Ophir and its treasure, will find their partnership tested when they’re joined by Dita (Sophia Loren, The Pride and the Passion), a woman of ill repute who finds herself falling in love with both men.

Photographed in widescreen Technicolor by the great Jack Cardiff (Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes), Legend of the Lost is directed by Henry Hathaway (True Grit) from a screenplay by Ben Hecht and Robert Presnell.


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IPHIGENIA DVD
CAT: OF1204
UPC: 887090120418
SRP: $24.95

IPHIGENIA BD
CAT: OF1205
UPC: 887090120517
SRP: $29.95
IPHIGENIA


IRENE PAPPAS (Zorba the Greek, Z, The Guns of Navarone)
COSTA KAZAKOS (Electra, Master of the Shadows, Crazy Blood)
TATIANA PAPAMOSKOU (Sweet Country, Birthday Town, The Blue Exile)

Directed by
MICHAEL CACOYANNIS (Zorba the Greek, The Trojan Women, Electra)

Michael Cacoyannis, Academy Award nominee for Best Director and Best Screenplay (Zorba the Greek), wrote and directed Iphigenia, which is based on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides.


YEAR: 1977
GENRE: DRAMA
LANGUAGE: GREEK (with English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 130 mins
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


Iphigenia, the film adaptation of the Euripides tale, tells the story of a father torn between duty to his country and duty to his family. Believed to be cursed by a powerful and angry goddess for his slaying of a deer, Agamemnon (Costa Kazakos, Electra) must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia (Tatiana Papamoskou, SweetCountry) to remove the curse which has prevented the winds from blowing and his ships from moving forward on their mission to Troy. This 1978 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film features fine performances from a stellar cast including Irene Pappas (Zorba the Greek) as Clytemnestra under the direction of Academy Award nominee Michael Cacoyannis (Zorba the Greek, The Trojan Women).
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FRENCH POSTCARDS DVD
CAT: OF1206
UPC: 887090120616
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FRENCH POSTCARDS BD
CAT: OF1207
UPC: 887090120715
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FRENCH POSTCARDS

MILES CHAPIN (Man on the Moon, The People vs. Larry Flynt)
BLANCHE BAKER (Sixteen Candles, The Girl Next Door, Raw Deal)
DAVID MARSHALL GRANT (The Devil Wears Prada, Air America)
VALÉRIE QUENNESSEN (Summer Lovers, Conan the Barbarian, Bolero)
DEBRA WINGER (Betrayed, An Officer and a Gentleman)
MARIE-FRANCE PISIER (The Other Side of Midnight, Love on the Run)
JEAN ROCHEFORT (The Hairdresser’s Husband, Ridicule, Tell No One)

Directed by
WILLARD HUYCK (Howard the Duck, Messiah of Evil)

The husband-and-wife writing team of Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, Academy Award nominees for Best Screenplay, American Graffiti, co-wrote French Postcards with Huyck directing a cast that includes Debra Winger, the three time Best Actress nominee for her work in An Officer and a Gentlemen, Terms of Endearment and Shadowlands.


YEAR: 1979
GENRE: DRAMA COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH FRENCH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 95 mins
RATING: PG
ASPECT RATIO: 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


French Postcards, directed by Willard Huyck (Best Defense) from a screenplay co-written by Huyck and Gloria Katz (American Graffiti) tells the story of a group of American students attending the Institute of French Studies for a one-year stay. The students include Joel (Miles Chapin, Man on the Moon), conflicted, by-the-book and searching for true romance; Alex (David Marshall Grant, The Devil Wears Prada), a carefree romantic who'll find love in the wrong place; and Laura (Blanche Baker, Sixteen Candles), the unofficial narrator of the group via her postcard writing to a never-seen boyfriend back in the States. Fellow students, friends and love interests include Debra Winger (Betrayed) as fellow student Melanie; Mandy Patinkin (Daniel) as Sayyid, Laura’s dubious suitor; Valérie Quennessen (Summer Lovers) as Toni, Joel’s French love interest; and Marie-France Pisier (The Other Side of Midnight) and Jean Rochefort (Ridicule) as the Tessiers, teachers at the Institute – and in the case of Madame Tessier… much more.

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THE SUM OF US DVD
CAT: OF1214
UPC: 887090121415
SRP: $24.95

THE SUM OF US BD
CAT: OF1215
UPC: 887090121514
SRP: $29.95
THE SUM OF US

RUSSELL CROWE (Gladiator, L.A. Confidential, A Beautiful Mind)
JACK THOMPSON (Breaker Morant, Original Sin)
DEBORAH KENNEDY (Tim, Swimming Upstream, Idiot Box)
JOHN POLSON (Mission: Impossible II, Sirens, The Boys)

Directed by
GEOFF BURTON (Sydney: A Story of a City)
KEVIN DOWLING (Mojave Moon, TV’s The Americans)

The Sum of Us features Russell Crowe, the three-time Best Actor Academy Award nominee for The Insider, A Beautiful Mind and Gladiator. Crowe would take home the Oscar in 2001 for Gladiator.


YEAR: 1994
GENRE: COMEDY DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 100 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO


Macho widower Harry (Jack Thompson, Breaker Morant) and his gay son Jeff (Russell Crowe, Gladiator) share a home, a close bond and a desire to find long-term relationships. Their dry spells seem to be over when Harry meets attractive divorcee Joyce (Deborah Kennedy, Tim) and Jeff meets local lad Greg (John Polson, Mission: Impossible II). Unfortunately, the closeted Greg is uncomfortable with Harry’s acceptance of Jeff. And Joyce, uncomfortable with Jeff's sexuality, puts a strain on the bond between father and son in the powerfully entertaining The Sum of Us.

Adapted for the screen by David Stevens (based on his play), The Sum of Us is directed by Geoff Burton (Sydney: A Story of a City) and Kevin Dowling (Mojave Moon).

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AGENT CODY BANKS BD
CAT: OF1216
UPC: 887090121613
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FRANKIE MUNIZ (Big Fat Liar, My Dog Skip, TV’s Malcolm in the Middle)
HILARY DUFF (Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story)
ANGIE HARMON (Fun with Dick and Jane, TV’s Law & Order)
IAN MCSHANE (John Wick, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)

Directed by
HARALD ZWART (The Karate Kid, The Pink Panther 2, One Night at McCool’s)

The popularity of Agent Cody Banks would spawn the 2004 sequel – Agent Cody Banks2: Destination London – reuniting Frankie Muniz, Cynthia Stevenson and Keith David.


YEAR: 2003
GENRE: ACTION COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 102 mins
RATING: PG
ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: 5.1 SURROUND

EXTRAS
  • Director’s Diary
  • Developing Agent Cody Banks
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Cast Read-through
  • Production Design Featurette
  • The Music of Agent Cody Banks


James Bond. Matt Helm. Cody Banks. Super spies all … with one exception: Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz, TV’s Malcolm in the Middle) is a 15-year-old CIA operative who has to make sure his chores are done before saving the world.

Under the watchful eye of CIA handler Agent Ronica Miles (Angie Harmon, TV’s Rizzoli & Isles) Cody is called into service to investigate Dr. Connors (Martin Donovan, Trust), a scientist employed by the nefarious organization known as ERIS headed by the dastardly Dr. Brinkman (Ian McShane, TV’s Deadwood) who’s bent on destroying the world’s defense systems in order to rule the planet.

When Natalie Connors (Hilary Duff, Cheaper by the Dozen), Cody’s high school crush and the daughter of the eminent scientist, is used as leverage to force her reluctant father to aid Dr. Brinkman in his plans, Cody springs into action. The spy game will never be quite the same in the action comedy Agent Cody Banks.

Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) from a screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Zack Stentz and Ashley Edward Miller, Agent Cody Banks co-stars Keith David (Larger Than Life), Cynthia Stevenson (The Player) and Darrell Hammond (TV’s Saturday Night Live).

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AGENT CODY BANKS 2: DESTINATION LONDON BD
CAT: OF1217
UPC: 887090121712
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AGENT CODY BANKS 2: DESTINATION LONDON

FRANKIE MUNIZ (Agent Cody Banks, TV’s Malcolm in the Middle)
ANTHONY ANDERSON (Hustle & Flow, The Departed, TV’s Black-ish)
HANNAH SPEARRITT (Seed of Chucky, Utopia, TV’s Primeval)
KEITH DAVID (Agent Cody Banks, Larger Than Life, The Thing)
CYNTHIA STEVENSON (Agent Cody Banks, The Player, Happiness)

Directed by
KEVIN ALLEN (Twin Town, Under Milk Wood, Flat Lake)


YEAR: 2004
GENRE: ACTION COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 100 mins
RATING: PG
ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: 5.1 SURROUND

EXTRAS
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Agent Cody Banks: Back in Action

Frankie Muniz (TV’s Malcolm in the Middle) returns as adolescent agent Cody Banks in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London.

It’s action across the pond this time around when Agent Cody Banks is called on to help locate stolen plans for a mind-control device. With the aid of his new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson, TV’s Black-ish), and MI6 undercover operative Emily Sommers (Hannah Spearritt, Seed of Chucky), Cody’s in hot pursuit of the dastardly Lord Duncan Kenworth (James Faulkner, TV’s Da Vinci’s Demons), the mastermind behind the plot.

Directed by Kevin Allen (Twin Town) from the screenplay by Don Rhymer (story by Rhymer, Harald Zwart & Dylan Sellers based on the characters created by Jeffrey Jurgensen), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London co-stars Keith David (Road House) as the CIA Director and Cynthia Stevenson (The Player) as Cody’s mother, reprising their Agent Cody Banks roles.

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ZAPPED! DVD
CAT: OF1210
UPC: 887090121019
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ZAPPED! BD
CAT: OF1211
UPC: 887090121118
SRP: $29.95
ZAPPED!

SCOTT BAIO (Bugsy Malone, Foxes, TV’s Happy Days)
WILLIE AAMES (Scavenger Hunt, Paradise, TV’s Eight is Enough)
SCATMAN CROTHERS (The Shining, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
ROBERT MANDAN Hickey & Boggs, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)
HEATHER THOMAS (Cyclone, Red Blooded American Girl)
FELICE SCHACHTER (30 Years to Life, TV’s The Facts of Life)

Directed by
ROBERT J. ROSENTHAL (Malibu Beach)

Zapped! co-stars Scott Baio and Willie Aames would reteam on the small screen in the sitcom Charles in Charge.


YEAR: 1982
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 98 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


When a lab accident leaves high school student Barney Springboro (Scott Baio, TV’s Happy Daysand Charles in Charge) with telekinetic powers, it’s a comic free-for-all in Zapped! Encouraged by his friend, the hormonally minded Peyton Nichols (Willie Aames, TV’s Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge) to put his powers to good use, Barney exacts revenge on school bullies, cheats a little at sports and improves his luck with the girls, culminating in a prom scene reminiscent of Carrie … with laughs.Zapped! co-stars Heather Thomas (TV’s The Fall Guy) as Jane, the cold-as-ice high school beauty; Felice Schachter (TV’s The Facts of Life) as Bernadette, feminist class president, nerd and the girl of Barney’s dreams; and Robert Mandan (TV’s Soap) as high school principal Walter J. Coolidge.

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THE WHOOPEE BOYS DVD
CAT: OF1212
UPC: 887090121217
SRP: $19.95

THE WHOOPEE BOYS BD
CAT: OF1213
UPC: 887090121316
SRP: $29.95
THE WHOOPEE BOYS

MICHAEL O’KEEFE (Caddyshack, Michael Clayton, TV’s Roseanne)
PAUL RODRIGUEZ (Born in East L.A., Blood Work, Ali)
DENHOLM ELLIOTT (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saint Jack, Noises Off…)
CAROLE SHELLEY (The Odd Couple, The Boston Strangler, Bewitched)
DAN O’HERLIHY (Macbeth, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, RoboCop)
EDDIE DEEZEN (1941, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Grease)
MARSHA WARFIELD (Mask, Caddyshack II, TV’s Night Court)

Directed by
JOHN BYRUM (Inserts, Heart Beat, The Razor’s Edge)

The Whoopee Boys is chock full of Academy Award nominees (Michael O’Keefe, Best Supporting Actor, The Great Santini; Denholm Elliott, Best Supporting Actor, A Room with a View; Dan O’Herlihy, Best Actor, Robinson Crusoe; cinematographer Ralf Bode, Best Cinematography, Coal Miner’s Daughter) and a cast of comic heavyweights including Paul Rodriguez, Marsha Warfield and Eddie Deezen.


YEAR: 1986
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 89 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


New York street peddling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, which explains why Jake Bateman (Michael O’Keefe, Caddyshack) and Barney Benar (Paul Rodriguez, Born in East L.A.) head for the warmer climes of Palm Beach in search of quick cash, girls, and fun. Cupid’s arrow strikes when Jake meets the girl of his dreams, the beautiful Olivia (Lucinda Jenney, Rain Man). Olivia is a socialite with problems of her own. If within 30 days she's unable to find a suitable husband - someone cultured and well bred - she will lose her inheritance along with the orphanage she operates to a real estate developer, the snide Strobe (Stephen Davies, The Razor’s Edge) who just happens to be her ex-boyfriend. With pressure from both the still infatuated Strobe as well as her uncle, Olivia’s options are running out. Could a crash course in manners and etiquette turn Jake into suitable husband material? Joining a rag-tag bunch of potential sophisticates at a charm school run by one Henrietta Phelps (Carole Shelley, The Odd Couple) might just be, well, the charm. And so begins the madcap merriment in the farcical The Whoopee Boys.
 

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Yes, The King and Four Queens on Blu-ray. I have to wonder about the PQ, but I'm still buying it.
 

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Bel Ami looks great. Is it any good? Why is Legend of the Lost DVD only?
 

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King And Four Queens, Private Affairs Of Bel Ami and Iphigenia for me! I assume the blu rights to Legend Of The Lost belong to another company (Twilight?)
 

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Bel Ami and King and Four Queens will be sure orders for me . If Legend of the Lost is put on BLU i will buy that too . Already have the DVD .
 

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It's not that I'm Greek (I would recommend any film from any country that I love), but Iphigenia deserves your attention for those that are into this kind of thing. Also it marks the first Bluray release ever of a pre-1980 Greek film, so congratulations to Olive for taking this step!
It's a filmic version of a great ancient Greek tragedy in which the story serves as a "prequel" to the Trojan War (Homer's Iliad).

Nominated for both the Palme D'Or at Cannes and the Oscar for best foreign film.

Some images to have an idea how it is visually:
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And an original film poster that I wish they had used:
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I would be there day one to order Legend of the Lost if it were coming out on bluray. Shame that Olive is only putting out a DVD. I wonder if it'll be the same transfer as the MGM disc from '04?
 

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BEL AMI was Warren William's last picture. John Strangeland, author of WARREN WILLIAM: MAGNIFICENT SCOUNDREL OF PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD, is quite dismissive of the movie. But I'm grateful to Olive for the blu-ray and will purchase it.
 

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Iphigenia will be a most welcome addition to my collection - as would more Greek films by Kakogiannis.
 

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I'm afraid I have to have ZAPPED. It's one of those movies so tied to my early 80's emerging puberty (cough cough) that the nostalgia factor is too overwhelming to resist. I saw it recently after many many years and it was just as cheesy, sexy, wonderfully awful as I remember.
 

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I'm afraid I have to have ZAPPED. It's one of those movies so tied to my early 80's emerging puberty (cough cough) that the nostalgia factor is too overwhelming to resist. I saw it recently after many many years and it was just as cheesy, sexy, wonderfully awful as I remember.
I'm glad it holds up for you. I've done that before: purchased a fondly-remembered title from my youth only then to the say, "what the hell is this crap?" :)
 

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