Blu-ray Release: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 20, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Actor/director Paul Newman (Hombre) and screenwriter Alvin Sargent (The Sterile Cuckoo) bring Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, to the screen in this 1972 adaptation.

Newman’s wife Joanne Woodward (The Long, Hot Summer) stars as a struggling working-class widow, the disturbed mother of two girls. Oldest daughter Ruth (Roberta Wallach) is a rebellious adolescent, already in trouble; younger child Matilda (Nell Potts, daughter of Newman and Woodward) may still have a chance, like some of the flowers in her school science project, which lends the film its title.

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray incarnation of the PG-rated film includes the following special features:

-Isolated Music & Effects Track
-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.