Blu-ray Release: Flaming Star

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 11, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Don Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Private Hell 36) directs Elvis Presley (Follow That Dream) in Flaming Star (1960), a tough-minded Western that many have pegged as the legendary singer’s best film.

Flaming Star movie scenePresley plays a half-white/half-Kiowa youth in post-Civil War Texas, caught up in a tragic war between whites and Indians, his loyalties and allegiances tested at every turn.

The terrific supporting cast includes John McIntire as Presley’s father, who just wants to live in peace; Dolores Del Rio as his mother, determined to keep her son safe; Steve Forrest as his conflicted brother from another mother; and Barbara Eden as an understanding local girl.

Bonus features on Twilight Time’s first Blu-ray edition of the film include the following:

-Isolated Score Track
-Audio Commentary with film historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman
– Original theatrical trailers
-Liner notes by Julie Kirgo

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives is NOW!

About Laurence

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.