Blu-ray Release: Peyton Place

Blu-ray Release Date: March 14, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Grace Metalious’s scandalous best-seller about the sordid life of a small New England town is given the high-gloss Hollywood treatment in 1957’s Peyton Place, a hugely successful melodrama produced by Jerry Wald and directed by Mark Robson, with John Michael Hayes providing the screenplay.

A cast led by established star Where Love Has Gone‘s Lana Turner (then suffering her own real-life melodrama) is also studded with terrific performances from relative newcomers including Diane Varsi (Wild in the Streets), Hope Lange (Blue Velvet), Lee Philips, and Russ Tamblyn (West Side Story), and further highlighted by an extraordinary score from Franz Waxman (Sunset Boulevard).

Bonus features include the following:
-Audio commentary with filmmaker/historian Willard Carroll
-Audio commentary with actors Terry Moore and Russ Tamblyn
-On Location in Peyton Place with Willard Carroll audio commentary
-AMC Backstory: Peyton Place
-Fox Movietone Newsreels
-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.