Blu-ray Release: Tony Rome / Lady in Cement

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 16, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

This Frank Sinatra double feature gives us twin helpings of the Chairman of the Board starring as hard-boiled Miami detective Tony Rome in a pair of crime mysteries, both directed by frequent Sinatra helmer Gordon Douglas (The Detective) and based on books by Marvin H. Albert.

Frank Sinatra is Tony Rome

Frank Sinatra is Tony Rome

In 1967’s Tony Rome, the eponymous cop turned P.I. is on the trail of an heiress’ lost diamond pin. Jill St. John (Who’s Minding The Store?), Sue Lyon (Lolita), Gena Rowlands (Love Streams), and Richard Conte co-star. Lady in Cement (1968) finds Rome hired to trace a missing woman. Co-stars in this go-round include Raquel Welch (Hannie Caulder) and Dan Blocker, with Conte making a welcome reappearance.

Bonus features on Twilight Time’s Blu-ray edition include the following:
-Isolated score tracks (with some effects)
-Audio commentary on Tony Rome with film historians Eddy Friedfeld, Anthony Latino, Lee Pfeiffer, and Paul Scrabo
-Original theatrical trailers

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.