Blu-ray Release: Ulysses (1954)

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 17, 2020
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

A lush 1954 adaptation of Homer’s grand epic The Odyssey, Ulysses stars Kirk Douglas (The Vikings) as–who woulda thunk it?–the hero Ulysses. After victory in the Trojan War, Ulysses embarks on a ten-year journey back to his kingdom. But before he can reunite with his beloved wife (Silvana Mangano, Bitter Rice), he must defeat the brutal Cyclops, escape the spell of Circe who turns his crew into swine and outwit the Sirens who lure sailors to their death. Peril is everywhere—even at home, where the arrogant Antinous (Anthony Quinn, Warlock) plots to steal Ulysses’ wife before he can complete his final quest in this powerful tale of heroism.

Co-produced by the powerhouse team of and Dino De Laurentis and Carlo Ponti and directed by Mario Camerini, the epic film adventure is highlighted by the stunning cinematography of Harold Rosson (Singin’ in the Rain).

Kino Lorber’s Blu-ray special edition includes the following:

-NEW 4K Master Restoration
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
-Includes both the English and Italian Versions
-Alternate U.S. Opening Titles
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

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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.