Category Archives: Kirk Douglas

Blu-Ray News #209: The Heroes Of Telemark (1965).

Directed by Anthony Mann
Starring Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave, Anton Diffring

Anthony Mann’s next-to-last movie, The Heroes Of Telemark (1965) is a based-on-fact secret-mission-in-the-snow picture in the Where Eagles Dare (1969) vein. It’s quite good — and it’ll certainly benefit from the leap to Blu-Ray. The skiing sequences, with Olympic ski coach Helge Stoylen and his students serving as camera operators, are terrific.

Sony has recently announced that it’s coming. Perfect for some snowy night around the fire.

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Blu-ray News #45: The Vikings (1957).

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Directed by Richard Fleischer
Starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald

Richard Fleischer’s The Vikings (1957) will land on Blu-ray in March of 2016. It’s probably not much for history, but for late-50s epic cool, this is about as good as it gets. Originally released in Technirama and Technicolor, I can’t wait to see what this’ll look like in hi-def.

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Filed under 1957, DVD/Blu-ray News, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, Kino Lorber, Kirk Douglas, Richard Fleischer, Tony Curtis