1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

WAC releasing Home From the Hill on Blu-ray!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, Jul 17, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Message #1 of 17 Jul 17, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
    Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,433
    Likes Received:
    21,096
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    I've been waiting on this personal favorite film for many years.:dance:


    HOME FROM THE HILL (1960)
    NEW 2018 1080p HD MASTER
    Run Time 150:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 STEREO - English
    16 X 9 LETTERBOX, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.35:1
    COLOR
    BD 50
    Special Features: Theatrical Trailer (HD)

    Wade Hunnicutt is a big man who casts a big shadow, one that looms over the Texas backwoodsmen who work his land…over the beautiful, embittered wife he cheats on…and over the sons – one from marriage and one illegitimate – who strive for their father’s respect. Robert Mitchum “gives one of his greatest performances” (Michael Barson, The Illustrated Who’s Who of Hollywood Directors) as Wade, and Vincente Minnelli directs this sprawling, emotionally volatile tale of an epic clash between generations. In early-career roles, George Peppard and George Hamilton costar as Wade’s sons, determined to be their own men, yet in danger of repeating their father’s life-crippling legacy of lust and violence.

    210347_front.

    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
    Jeff Flugel, TheSteig, Rodney and 4 others like this.
  2. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,433
    Likes Received:
    21,096
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    To actually see this film in its OAR for the first time has me ecstatic.
     
  3. Thomas T

    Thomas T Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    4,328
    Likes Received:
    3,908
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    More Minnelli on blu ray is always welcome. Warners seems to be on a Minnelli kick recently what with Designing Woman, Two Weeks In Another Town and now Home From The Hill. Hopefully, they'll tackle The Cobweb next!
     
    Jimbo64 and Jeff Flugel like this.
  4. Thomas T

    Thomas T Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    4,328
    Likes Received:
    3,908
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Eh? You never bothered with the anamorphic wide screen DVD?
     
  5. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,433
    Likes Received:
    21,096
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Oops, I forgot about the Robert Mitchum box set. I haven't watched the DVD since it came out many years ago. Most of my recent viewings has been streaming Warner Archive or watching TCM.
     
    Jeff Flugel likes this.
  6. Mark-P

    Mark-P Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,881
    Likes Received:
    2,883
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Camas, WA
    Real Name:
    Mark Probst
    It seems that someone at Warner Archive has gone completely bonkers for Vincente Minnelli. This makes the eighth Minnelli Blu-ray release from the Archive, if you count the reissue of Meet Me in St. Louis.
     
    Jimbo64 and Jeff Flugel like this.
  7. moviefanatic1979

    moviefanatic1979 Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Real Name:
    Even
    This a favourite melodrama movie of mine!
    This is great!
    It's a fav Robert Mitchum film. He's great in it!
    I'm very happy with this announcement and will buy it for sure!
     
    Filmgazer and Jeff Flugel like this.
  8. bujaki

    bujaki Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    3,456
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    Real Name:
    Jose Ortiz-Marrero
    I saw this film when it came out (same with Some Came Running). Both films were too mature for my young psyche, but they stayed with me for a very long time, and they remained my two favorite Minnelli melodramas. I had a chance to view them again as an adult (fortunately in 'Scope and good color), and was amazed at how much I had retained from my childhood viewings, and how well they had stood the test of time. Home from the Hill is an amazing film, quite frank for its time. Mitchum, the two Georges, and the lovely Ms. Parker deliver excellent performances. The last scene between Parker and Peppard is redemptive and ends on the right note. Perfect.
     
  9. Filmgazer

    Filmgazer Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Real Name:
    Louis Helman
    One of my favorite Robert Mitchum performances and one of Vincente Minnelli's best dramatic films, with a fine Eleanor Parker, and early, impressive appearances by George Peppard and George Hamilton, with a lush score by Branislau Kaper. A most welcome entry from the WAC!
     
  10. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,433
    Likes Received:
    21,096
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Added HTF Pre-order link to the first post in this thread and this one.

    210347_front.

    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
    Flashgear likes this.
  11. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Director
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    21,397
    Likes Received:
    10,915
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Real Name:
    Matt Hough
    Or Some Came Running.
     
  12. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,433
    Likes Received:
    21,096
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    I love this film and I'm hoping "Some Came Running" isn't far behind for a Blu-ray release.
     
    Flashgear, ahollis and Filmgazer like this.
  13. Filmgazer

    Filmgazer Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Real Name:
    Louis Helman
    I'm with you! "Some Came Running" would be an excellent candidate for a WAC release. It's a another compelling melodrama stylishly directed by Vincente Minnelli in which Frank Sinatra gives one of his best performances -- assured and incredibly charismatic. You've also got a relaxed but focused Dean Martin, as well as Shirley MacLaine in her star-making role and Arthur Kennedy in top form. The climactic scene at a small-town carnival, with Minnelli at full throttle, is a-swirl in violent frenzy and color.
     
    Jimbo64 and Flashgear like this.
  14. ahollis

    ahollis Lead Actor
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Messages:
    7,668
    Likes Received:
    3,243
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Real Name:
    Allen
    While in Oxford Mississippi I ran across this house, which was used in Home From the Hill. This what it looks like today.
     

    Attached Files:

    Simon Lewis, Flashgear and Filmgazer like this.
  15. bujaki

    bujaki Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    3,456
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    Real Name:
    Jose Ortiz-Marrero
    I fell in love with Shirley in Some Came Running (age 8) and couldn't understand why Sinatra kept going back to that cold blonde when he had that redhead. I mean, Shirl was so much fun! I cried my eyes out at the end. She deserved that fade out into the sunset. The climactic sequence was indeed a tour-de-force, even to an eight-year-old child's eyes, who was not bored by this film. Not one bit.
     
    Flashgear and Filmgazer like this.
  16. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    45,433
    Likes Received:
    21,096
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Amazon selling this BD title for $13.99!
     
  17. Conrad_SSS

    Conrad_SSS Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Thanks for the head's-up. :banana: I had been meaning to order this wonderful film, and that price is worth waiting for!
     

Share This Page