Blu-ray Release: The Long, Hot Summer

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 15, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The team of director Martin Ritt (The Front) and writers Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. adapt a pair of William Faulkner narratives in the 1958 drama The Long, Hot Summer.

Paul Newman (Hombre) gives perhaps his most Newmanian performance as a crafty drifter who drops like a bomb into the wealthy Varner family, already a stewpot of lust, rivalry, and dysfunction. Orson Welles (The Stranger) is the manipulative paterfamilias; Joanne Woodward (WUSA) his intelligent, wary daughter; Anthony Franciosa his weakling son; Angela Lansbury (The Manchurian Candidate) his long-suffering mistress; and Lee Remick (Anatomy of a Murder) his sexed-up daughter-in-law. This seductive cocktail is handsomely scored by the great Alex North.

Special features on this Twilight Time release include the following:

-Isolated Music Track
-Hollywood Backstories: The Long, Hot Summer
-Fox Movietone Newsreel
-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.