Blu-ray Release: Forever Amber

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 19, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Otto Preminger’s (Hurry Sundown) lush adaptation of Kathleen Winsor’s controversial best-selling novel, the 1947 drama Forever Amber tells the notorious tale of Amber St. Clare (Linda Darnell, My Darling Clementine), an opportunistic wench who, hopping from bed to bed, rises to become the mistress of the roguish King Charles II (George Sanders, All About Eve). Meanwhile, she can only briefly hold on to her true love, the cavalier Bruce Carlton (Cornel Wilde, Edge of Eternity), although she tries her best, through the traumas of bubonic plague and the Great Fire of London.

This juicy melodrama, beautifully shot by Leon Shamroy (Leave Her to Heaven), features a stunning score by David Raksin.

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray incarnation of the film includes an isolated music track as a bonus feature, as well as the featurette “Linda Darnell: Hollywood’s Fallen Angel.”

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.