New DVD Releases now available, Featuring Coast Of Skeletons (1964), The Castilian (1963), The Sea Gull (1968), and many more.
|Coast of Skeletons (1963)||The Sea Gull (1968)||The Castilian (1963)|
Leave it to Warner Archives for bringing out highly eclectic titles that suits everyone’s interests.
Some their most recent announced releases include stuff from every genre that we’re sure have appeared on many “want” lists.
Anton Chekhov’s The Sea Gull (1968) receives a first-rate treatment from Sidney Lumet and a fine cast. Set in Russia on a huge estate during the 19th century, the film tells of an elderly writer, his overbearing actress sister, her sensitive playwright son, a neighbor the son is attracted to, and a successful author the neighbor has a romantic interest in. Got that? Harry Andrews, David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, James Mason, Simone Signoret star.
Edgar Wallace’s “Sanders of the River” inspired Coast of Skeletons (1963) with Dale Robertson as a wealthy American wheeler-dealer with plans to loot treasures form sunken ships and Richard Todd as an investigator who tries to stop him.
Swashbuckling action highlights The Castilian (1963). Set in 10th-century Spain, this enthralling costume saga focuses on a nobleman who received help from a king’s beautiful daughter as he leads his followers against an evil king and the Moors who occupy his homeland. Espartaco Santoni, Cesar Romero, Broderick Crawford,Fernando Rey, and Frankie Avalon (?!), playing a minstrel and serving as the film’s narrator (????!!!!), star.
Also of note is the understated, U.K.-shot little gem Second Best (1994), headlined by William Hurt as a single, middle-aged Welsh postmaster faced with going on in life alone as his father deteriorates. He looks into fostering an 11-year-old boy, but the kid’s loyalties to a worthless, career-hoodlum dad pose a problem.