Tuesday, October 02, 2012

New on DVD: Experiment in Terror (1962) and Westerns

Last May I saw an outstanding suspense film, EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (1962), as part of the Mid-Century California Noir festival at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The movie stars Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, and Ross Martin. It has superb black and white cinematography of San Francisco to go along with its many thrills and chills.

At the time I noted that it had once been released on DVD but it had gone out of print. Thanks to Kristina's Shopping List feature at her Speakeasy blog, I learned that the movie was just released today in the Sony Choice DVD-R line.

Sources where EXPERIMENT IN TERROR is available include Warner Archive or Amazon.

Highly recommended. It's a great title to watch as Halloween approaches.

I had previously learned from 50 Westerns From the 50s that MASTERSON OF KANSAS (1954) would be out today, starring George Montgomery and Nancy Gates.

Today also sees the single-title release of several Randolph Scott-Budd Boetticher Westerns. It's a far better deal to get these movies in the five-film Films of Budd Boetticher collection, complete with extras, but for anyone who just wants to pick up a title or two, that option is now available.

The titles now available are: DECISION AT SUNDOWN (1957) (reviewed by me here), BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (1958) (review here), RIDE LONESOME (1959) (review here), and COMANCHE STATION (1960) (reviewed by me here).

I especially recommend RIDE LONESOME and COMANCHE STATION, which are each outstanding Westerns.

The only film in the Boetticher collection not being released today by Sony Choice is THE TALL T (1957).

3 Comments:

Blogger barrylane said...

The Tall T must be coming. Hope in Blu Ray. A magnificent film.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Kristina D said...

Experiment in Terror; love.it. saw it as a teen on tv and it never gets old. Thanks for the linky!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I expect you're right, Barrylane, it will be out at some point!

Kristina, it's a great movie! The opening, including the Mancini music, is so deliciously spooky and atmospheric...and as a Dodgers fan, I love the climax at Candlestick Park. When I saw it at a theater in L.A. last summer the audience burst into appreciative applause at the sight of Don Drysdale on the mound. That's the kind of thing I love about seeing movies with an audience! :)


Best wishes,
Laura

5:25 PM  

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