Blu-ray Release: Lilies of the Field

Blu-ray Release Date: March 15, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Sidney Poitier (To Sir, With Love) stars in the classic drama Lilies of the Field (1963), in the role that made history when he won the first Academy Award (for Best Actor) bestowed upon an African-American male.

liliesofthefield1Poitier portrays an itinerant handyman who helps a group of immigrant nuns build a chapel, firmly cementing their belief that he’s been sent to them courtesy of the will of God.

Produced and directed by Ralph Nelson (Fate is the Hunter) and co-starring Lilia Skala, Lilies features a lovely score by the great Jerry Goldsmith (Breakheart Pass), available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives’s for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

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.