Blu-ray Release: Moby Dick (1956)

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

The legendary writer-director John Huston (Fat City) adapts Herman Melville’s great American novel, the adventure Moby Dick (1956), with the assistance of another legend, co-screenwriter Ray Bradbury.

Everyone is familiar with the story about the obsessive Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird), determined to hunt down at whatever cost the titular Great White Whale, a potent symbol for all the unstoppable evil in the world.

Gregory Peck takes on his obsession in Moby Dick

Gregory Peck takes on his obsession in Moby Dick

The film features extraordinary supporting performances from Richard Basehart and Orson Welles (Chimes at Midnight), and sterling cinematography from Oswald Morris (Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison).

This Twilight Time Blu-ray edition contains the following special features:
-Isolated Score Track
-Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo, Paul Seydor, and Nick Redman
-A Bleached Whale: Recreating the Unique Color of Moby Dick
-Posters, Lobby Cards & Production Stills
-Original Theatrical Trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

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.