Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Rover

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 26, 2019
Price: DVD $14.59, Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Kino Lorber

Anthony Quinn (The Secret of Santa Vittoria) and Rita Hayworth (Gilda) star in the 1967 period adventure drama The Rover.

After a wide-ranging life of piracy and adventure, Peyrol (Quinn) comes ashore in the port of Toulon during the bloody aftermath of the French Revolution to deliver a message to the Port Commander. Wanted by authorities in nearly every port in the European world, Peyrol barely escapes arrest and flees to an isolated spot near the coast. While searching for a way to return to the open sea, he rescues a deranged girl, Arlette (Rosanna Schiaffino, Arrivederci, Baby!) from a mob of revolutionary “blood-drinkers.” The sweet girl asks Peyrol to stay at her house, where she lives with her Aunt Caterina (Rita Hayworth, Gilda). Peyrol is surprised to find that a French naval officer, Real (Richard Johnson, The Haunting), has also taken a room at the house and it’s not long before Real discovers that Peyrol is wanted by the police. Torn by his growing love of Arlette and his duties to the counter-revolutionaries, Peyrol must choose between his desires and the needs of an entire country.

Great direction by Terence Young (Dr. No) with a memorable score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and co-starring Anthony Dawson (Dial M for Murder), from a novel by Joseph Conrad (Lord Jim).

Special features include an audio commentary by film historians Lee Gambin and Dr. Eloise Ross and a collection of Kino Lorber Classics trailers.
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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.