Showing posts with label Laurence Olivier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laurence Olivier. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Clash of the Titans (1981)

Directed by Desmond Davis and starry Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Burgess Meredith, 
Maggie Smith, Sian Phillips, Claire Bloom, Ursula Andress and Laurence Olivier.

DVD bought in 2002

Blu-ray bought in 2013


A Conversation with Ray Harryhausen
Myths and Monters- Interview Gallery with Ray Harryhausen

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Dracula (1979)

Directed by John Badham and starring Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasance, 
Kate Nelligan and Trevor Eve.

DVD bought in 2004

Audio commentary by director John Badham
The revamping of Dracula
Photo gallery

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier and James Mason.

Blu-ray bought in 2013

Theatrical Trailer

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Marathon Man (1976)

Directed by John Schlesinger and starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Oliver, Roy Scheider, 
Marthe Keller and William Devane.

DVD bought in 2002

The Magic of Hollywood: Original Making of Marathon Man (20mins)
Going the Distance: Remembering Marathon Man (29mins)
Rehearsal Footage (20mins)
Theatrical Trailer

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sleuth (1972)

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.

DVD bought in 2003
132m 35s

A Sleuthian Journey With Anthony Shaffer
Photo gallery
Location gallery
Theatrical trailer
Production notes

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Spartacus (1960)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin and Tony Curtis.

2-disc Criterion Edition DVD bought in 2003

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005

50th Anniversary Blu-ray bought in 2011
196m 37s



Criterion DVD extras -

Audio commentary by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris and Saul Bass
Scene-by-Scene Audio Analysis
Study of the Score
Narrated Restoration Demonstration
Deleted Scenes
Alternate Ending
Vintage news reel footage
Behind the scenes at Gladiator School
Breaking the Blacklist
A letter from the MPAA
Promotional Material
Storyboards by Saul Bass
Sketches by Stanley Kubrick
Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray extras -

Deleted Scenes
Archival Interviews
Behind the Scenes Footage
Vintage Newsreels
Theatrical Trailer
Image Galleries

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Richard III (1955)

Directed by Laurence Olivier and starring Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke and Claire Bloom.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
158m 36s

Original Intermission Cards
Original Theatrical and TV Trailers
Extensive Image Galleries
The Trial of Richard III (TV 225mins)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Hamlet (1948)

Directed by Laurence Olivier and starring Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney, Eileen Herlie, Jean Simmons and Felix Aylmer.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
153m 33s

Promotional Material
Stills Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Henry V (1944)

Directed by Laurence Olivier and starring Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks and Renee Asherson.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
130m 54s

• Commentary
• Stills Galleries (Restored Production/Actor's Portraits/Advertising Stills)
• Original color and HD comparison images
• Theatrical Trailer

Monday, 9 February 2015

Rebecca (1940)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders and Judith Anderson.

Criterion 2-disc DVD bought in 2004

• Commentary by film scholar Leonard J. Leff, author of Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick in Hollywood
• Isolated music and effects track
• Rare screen, hair, makeup, and costume tests
• Footage from the 1940 Annual Academy Awards ceremony
• Hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos
• Illustrated essay on Daphne du Maurier
• Hitchcock on Rebecca
• Phone interviews with star Joan Fontaine and Dame Judith Anderson from 1986
• Hitchcock's casting notes
• Reissue trailer
• Production correspondence and casting notes
• 1939 test screening questionnaire
• Complete broadcast of the 1938 Campbell Playhouse radio adaptation
• 1941 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast
• 1950 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast
• 22-page booklet