Blu-ray Release: Melvin and Howard

Blu-ray Release Date: April 16, 2019
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1980 comedy drama Melvin and Howard directed by Jonathan Demme (Something Wild) from a screenplay by Bo Goldman – two of the great filmmakers of the 1970s and 80s.

The film tells the mostly true story of milkman Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat, American Graffiti), who picks up a cranky, injured desert rat, gives him a ride, and discovers years later that the man may have been Howard Hughes (Jason Robards, Julia), who apparently has left Melvin millions in a disputed will.

This shiningly affectionate look at striving, dreamy American life also stars Mary Steenburgen (A Midsummer’s Night Sex Comedy) and Pamela Reed (The Long Riders).

Special features on this latest Twilight Time Blu-ray include the following:
-Isolated Music & Effects Track
-Audio Commentary with director Jonathan Demme and production designer Toby Rafelson
-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.