Showing posts with label 1954 movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1954 movies. Show all posts

Monday, 16 February 2015

Them! (1954)

Directed by Gordon Douglas and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon and James Arness.

DVD bought in 2009
88m 43s

Behind-the-scenes archive footage
Photo gallery
Theatrical trailer

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Directed by Jack Arnold and starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams and Richard Denning.

2D & 3D Blu-ray bought in 2013
79m 14s

Audio Commentary with film historian Tom Weaver
Back to the Black Lagoon documentary (40mins)
100 Years of Universal: The Lot
Production Photographs picture slideshow
Theatrical trailer

A Star is Born (1954)

Directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson and Charles Bickford.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2003

Blu-ray bought in 2013
176m 17s


DVD extras -

"Introduction" featurette
"The Man that Got Away" deleted scenes
Alternate scenes
When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
Film Effects Reel
A Report by Jack L. Warner
Huge Premiere Hails 'A Star is Born' Newsreel Montage
A Star is Born' Premiere in Cinemascope
"Pantages Premiere TV Special" documentary
"A Star is Bored" animated short
Audio Vault
Recording Sessions
Theatrical trailers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Directed by Stanley Donen and starring Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Jeff Richards, Tommy Rall and Russ Tamblyn.

2-disc Special Edition bought in 2007
97m 52s

Audio commentary by director Stanley Donen
Alternate widescreen version of the film
Sobbin' Women: The Making of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (42mins)
Radio City Music Hall Premiere on 22 July 1954
MGM's 30th Anniversary
MGM Jubilee Overture

White Christmas (1954)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.

DVD bought in 2009

Audio Commentary with Rosemary Clooney
Interview with Rosemary Clooney
Theatrical Trailers

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Directed by Walter Lang and starring Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor and Marilyn Monroe.

DVD bought in 2008
Part of the 'Marilyn Monroe Collection'

Blu-ray bought in 2014
117m 14s


Theatrical Trailer

River of No Return (1954)

Directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Tommy Rettig and Rory Calhoun.

DVD bought in 2008
Part of the 'Marilyn Monroe Collection'

Blu-ray bought in 2014


Theatrical Trailer

Vera Cruz (1954)

Directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denis Darcel, Cesar Romero, George Macready, Charles Bronson and Ernest Borgnine.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
93m 35s

Theatrical Trailer

Rear Window (1954)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr.

DVD bought in 2002

Blu-ray bought in 2013
112m 26s


Blu-ray extras - 

Audio commentary with author John Fawell
Rear Window Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic
Conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes
Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master
Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock
Hitchcock/Truffaut" interviews
Masters of Cinema: Alfred Hitchcock" interview
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer
Re-release trailer

Dial M for Murder (1954)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings 
and John Williams.

DVD bought in 2009
3D Blu-ray bought in 2015

3D Blu-ray

DVD extras -

Hitchcock and Dial M (22mins)
3D: A Brief History (7mins)
Theatrical trailer

On the Waterfront (1954)

Directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Rod Steiger and Lee J. Cobb.

DVD bought in 2006

Audio Commentary by Richard Schickel and Jeff Young
Contender: Mastering the Method
Interview with director Elia Kazan
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer