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

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  1. SeanAx

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    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.



    [SIZE= 20pt]FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE HUSTLER & ALL THE KING’S MEN[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 18pt]REMASTERED[/SIZE][SIZE= 18pt] IN HD FROM AN ARCHIVAL 35MM PRINT[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 20pt]FIRST TIME ON[/SIZE][SIZE= 20pt] [/SIZE]Blu-ray©
    [SIZE= 18pt]DAY & DATE[/SIZE][SIZE= 18pt] (DVD & BLU-RAY)[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 16pt]1948[/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE][SIZE= 16pt]OSCAR WINNER FOR [/SIZE][SIZE= 16pt]BEST EDITING
    OSCAR NOMINEE:
    BEST ACTOR | BEST SCREENPLAY[/SIZE]
    JOHN GARFIELD | LILLI PALMER | HAZEL BROOKS | WILLIAM CONRAD
    [SIZE= 36pt]BODY AND SOUL [/SIZE][SIZE= 18pt](1947) [/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 11pt]Directed by [/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt]ROBERT ROSSEN | [/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt]Written by[/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt] ABRAHAM POLONSKY | [/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt]Cinematography by[/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt] JAMES WONG HOWE[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 11pt]Editing by [/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt]ROBERT PARRISH | [/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt]Produced by[/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt] BOB ROBERTS | [/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt]Second Unit Director[/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt] ROBERT ALDRICH[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 16pt]PREBOOK[/SIZE][SIZE= 16pt] 6/26/12 STREET 7/31/12[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 14pt]DVD UPC# 887090045100 CAT# OF451 $19.95srp
    BLU-RAY UPC# 887090045209 CAT# OF452 $29.95srp[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 11pt]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).[/SIZE]
    1947 | B&W | 106 Minutes | Not Rated

    [SIZE= 13pt]"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[/SIZE]
    Body and Soul ©1947 Melange Pictures LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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    [SIZE= 20pt]“[/SIZE][SIZE= 20pt]FORCE OF EVIL has been a major influence on my work…
    particularly on
    MEAN STREETS, RAGING BULL and GOODFELLAS.”
    Martin Scorsese[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 18pt]REMASTERED IN HD FROM AN ARCHIVAL 35MM PRINT[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 20pt]FIRST TIME ON[/SIZE][SIZE= 20pt] [/SIZE]Blu-ray©
    [SIZE= 18pt]DAY & DATE[/SIZE][SIZE= 18pt] (DVD & BLU-RAY)[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 18pt]JOHN GARFIELD | THOMAS GOMEZ | MARIE WINDSOR | BEATRICE PEARSON[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 36pt]FORCE OF EVIL [/SIZE][SIZE= 18pt](1948) [/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 11pt]Co-Written and Directed by [/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt]ABRAHAM POLONSKY (TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE)[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 11pt]Produced by[/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt] BOB ROBERTS | [/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt]Assistant Director[/SIZE][SIZE= 14pt] ROBERT ALDRICH[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 16pt]PREBOOK[/SIZE][SIZE= 16pt] 6/26/12 STREET 7/31/12[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 14pt]DVD UPC# 887090045308 CAT# OF453 $19.95srp
    BLU-RAY UPC# 887090045407 CAT# OF454 $29.95srp[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 11pt]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).[/SIZE]
    1948 | B&W | 78 Minutes | Not Rated
    [SIZE= 14pt]SPECIAL FEATURE:[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 11pt]INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN SCORSESE[/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt] (1995)[/SIZE]

    [SIZE= 12pt]JOHN GARFIELD “FORCE OF EVIL” A ROBERTS PRODUCTION[/SIZE]
    WITH[SIZE= 12pt] THOMAS GOMEZ[/SIZE][SIZE= 10pt] [/SIZE]AND[SIZE= 12pt] MARIE WINDSOR [/SIZE]AND INTRODUCING[SIZE= 12pt] BEATRICE PEARSON[/SIZE]
    BASED UPON THE NOVEL “TUCKER’S PEOPLE” BY[SIZE= 10pt] [/SIZE][SIZE= 12pt]IRA WOLFERT [/SIZE]PRODUCED BY[SIZE= 12pt] BOB ROBERTS[/SIZE]
    SCREENPLAY BY [SIZE= 12pt]ABRAHAM POLONSKY [/SIZE]AND[SIZE= 12pt] IRA WOLFERT [/SIZE]DIRECTED BY[SIZE= 12pt] ABRAHAM POLONSKY[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= 7pt]FORCE OF EVIL ©1949 Melange Pictures LLC. All Rights Reserved.[/SIZE]

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  2. Ratko Mladic

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    Pre-ordered both!Thx Olive and keep up the great work :)
     
  3. Ratko Mladic

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    double post :rolleyes:
     

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