Netflix, Inc.

Turner Classic Movies
Cary Grant, Taylor & Burton, Bogie & Bacall Collections

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. (WBHE) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are adding three new collections to their TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends line, which spotlights Hollywood's greatest legends. Available December 2, the newest additions are Cary Grant Vol. 2, Taylor & Burton and Bogie & Bacall.  Each collection features four classic films and is affordably priced at $27.92 SRP.

To build further momentum for these titles, WBHE has set the street date for the collections to coincide with the airing of one film from each collection on TCM. Additional promotional support will include on-air promotional spots on TCM and print advertising in TCM's Now Playing guide
Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1945)



While often outshone by Jekyll and Hyde's strange case, The Picture of Dorian Gray remains one of the most stirring stories of man's relationship with his inner demons ever told. In fact, one could argue that Oscar Wilde's tale is an even more complex creature, presenting the evil within us not as a separate persona triggered by scientific meddling but as an entity hiding in plain sight. It shows how sin can decay the soul whilst the flesh remains unspoiled, how those most afflicted by darkness don't always wear it on their sleeves. The Picture of Dorian Gray has gripped the interest of readers ever since its original publication, and although it hasn't been adapted for film as frequently as you'd think, the premise has received the big-screen treatment a few times.

The best-known (and, arguably, best overall) version has to be the one that arrived in 1945, starring Hurd Hatfield as the eponymous chap and George Sanders as the friend who leads him down a debaucherous path. In playing up the romance and melodrama of Wilde's story, the movie loses a certain edge, but that it still results in a compelling tragedy regardless is a great comfort.

March 2015 Theatrical Releases WBHE

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 10th Anniversary (Blu-ray) - 3/3

charlie_249.jpgSynopsis: What wonders await you in Willy Wonka's factory? Sail along the Chocolate River in a pink sugar boat. Experiment with Everlasting Gobstoppers in the Inventing Room. Observe talented squirrels in the Nut Room and travel to the Television Room via glass elevator. You'll find a lot that's funny, a little that's mysterious...and an adventure as sweet and satisfying as a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight bar. This dazzling film of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore,is your Golden Ticket to a world so inventive and amazing, you won't want to miss a delicious moment!


Hellcats of the Navy



Do you watch more Classic DVDs than newer films on DVD?

Who's Online

alliance of women film journalists
© 2015 Classic Movie Guide
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.