New Releases: Crack in the World, Hannie Caulder Blu-ray

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Raquel Welch is out for revenge in Hannie Caulder.

Olive Films moved into the high-definition arena with the release of two of the supplier’s classic catalog movies on Blu-ray on July 5, 2011: Crack in the World and Hannie Caulder. Both of the films were released on DVD by Olive earier this year, and their upcoming Blu-ray editions are the company’s first high-definition titles. (Read our DVD review of Crack in the World.)

Crack in the World (1965), directed by Andrew Marton, is a science-fiction thriller concerning a scientist’s (Dana Andrews, The Best Years of Our Lives) plan to tap into the geothermal energy at the Earth’s core by detonating a thermonuclear bomb deep beneath the surface, resulting in the planet’s near-destruction.

The revenge movie Hannie Caulder (1971) stars Raquel Welch (Mother, Jugs & Speed) as a frontier women in the turn-of-the-century West who swears vengeance against three nasty bad guys (Red‘s Ernest Borgnine, Once Upon a Time in the West‘s Jack Elam and Cool Hand Luke‘s Strother Martin) after she’s assaulted, raped and widowed. The cult western was directed by Burt Kennedy (Comanche).

The Blu-ray editions of Hannie Caulder and Crack in the World each carry a list price of $29.95.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.