Showing posts with label William Holden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William Holden. Show all posts

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Omen Trilogy (1976-1981)

The Omen (1976) Directed by Richard Donner and starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton and Harvey Stephens. 111mins

Damien Omen II (1978) Directed by Don Taylor and starring William Holden, Lee Grant, Robert Foxworth, Lew Ayres, Sylvia Sidney, Lance Henricksen and Jonathan Scott-Taylor. 107mins

The Final Conflict (1981) Directed by Graham Baker and starring Sam Neill, Lisa Harrow, 
Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon and Barnaby Holm. 108mins

5-film 6-disc Omen Pentology DVD Collection bought in 2008
The Omen (1976) Blu-ray bought in 2010
3-film 3-disc Omen Trilogy Blu-ray bought in 2015



The Omen (1976) Blu-ray extras - 

Audio Commentary with director Richard Donner and Brian Helgeland
Isolated Music Score (Jerry Goldsmith)
The Omen Legacy (102mins)
Richard Donner on The Omen
The Omen Revelations- BonusView with Trivia Track
Introduction by director Richard Donner
Dog Attack- deleted scene
666: The Omen Revealed (46mins)
Screenwriters Notebook
An Appreciation: Wes Craven on The Omen (20mins)
Curse or Coincidence
Jerry Goldsmith on the Omen Score
Theatrical Trailer
Stills Gallery

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Towering Inferno (1974)

Directed by John Guillermin and starring Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, 
Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Jennifer Jones, Richard Chamberlain, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, 
Robert Vaughn and OJ. Simpson.

DVD bought in 2003

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2006

Blu-ray bought in 2012
164m 52s


 2-disc DVD

Commentary by Film Historian F.X. Feeney
Inside the Tower: We Remember
Innovating Tower: The SPFX of an Inferno
The Art of Towering
Irwin Allen: The Great Producer
Directing the Inferno
Putting Out Fire
Running on Fire
Still the World's Tallest Building
The Writer: Stirling Silliphant
Vintage Promotional Material
Extended and Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer

Monday, 9 March 2015

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, 
Edmond O' Brien, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2006

Blu-ray bought in 2014


Blu-ray extras - 

Audio commentary by Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (83mins)
The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage (33mins)
A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and The Wild Bunch (24mins)
Never-Before-Seen Additional Scenes
Theatrical trailer

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Directed by David Lean and starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, James Donald and Sessue Hayakawa.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2001

Blu-ray bought in 2011
161m 28s


Blu-ray extras - 

"Crossing the Bridge" picture-in-picture track
The Making of the Bridge on the River Kwai (53mins)
The Steve Allen Show with William Holden and Alec Guiness
The Bridge on the River Kwai Premiere narrated by William Holden
The Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant" featurette
USC Short Film introduced by William Holden
An Appreciation by filmmaker John Milius
Photo Gallery Montage
Theatrical Trailers

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Stalag 17 (1953)

Directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Neville Brand and Peter Graves.

Special Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2006
Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2015


Blu-ray extras -

Audio commentary with actors Richard Erdman and Gil Stratton, and co-playwright Donald Bevan
New video interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard (24mins)
Stalag 17: From Reality to Screen (22mins)
The Real Heroes of Stalag XVII B (25mins)
28 page collector's booklet

Friday, 13 February 2015

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim and Nancy Olson.

DVD bought in 2005

Audio commentary with author of "The Life And Times Of Billy Wilder" Ed Sikov
"The Making Of Sunset Boulevard" featurette
"The Music Of Sunset Boulevard" featurette
"Edith Head: The Paramount Years" featurette
Morgue prologue
"Hollywood Location" map
Photo galleries: